Small New York Apartment Is Full Of Surprises

NYC apartments are renowned for being small, and this one is no exception, however, it does boast exceptional interior design and functionality. The 240-square-foot apartment, refurbished by Brooklyn architect Tim Seggerman, is clad in a variety of light woods and features some quirky and unexpected spaces.



The home contains an open plan layout with the kitchen/dining area and living room running into one another. It also has a bathroom and a sleeping loft above the kitchen.


By renovating the apartment the architect was able to finish the home with a pallet of blonde woods, while also increase the efficiency of the space in term of function. 

My favorite part of this remodelled apartment is the ‘library nook’ adjacent the bed; a tiny alcove in the wall that’s big enough for one person to sit and read amongst the built-in bookshelves.

The tiny home even has its own washing machine! It sits in another alcove adjacent to the bed, giving the resident a luxury that many New Yorkers do not – home laundry.

Via Tim Segerman

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. Hi, I am a fan of Humble Homes. I have seen several pictures thru the world and I think they are fantastic especially since one day I would like to own my own property. Maybe we could talk. I have decided that I would like 2 bedroom house/apt with pantry, carport or garage.

    I used to live overseas in the Marshall Islands for 22 years and had to live in a room sometimes with roommates. I have found in the last several years that you can move the woman but you can not take the room out of the girl. HaHa. We used wardrobes to divide the room as walls and give privacy to each other from our roommates. But we also found out that your facility needs good sound proofing so that you did not hear other people’s music especially if you were a shift worker.

    Thanks for all of the different ideas of various house plans. I definitely have decided that a house/apt needs great storage space. I moved from a 2 bedroom place to a 1 bedroom place due to noise problems with neighbor and my new place has good bones but not enough storage space so I am having to overcome that obstacle by using my own furniture pieces or buying from thrift stores. I especially like the library nook that was built for the apartment in NY. I love to read.

    Thanks again and have a great day.
    Mary J