Out and About: Some units try much too hard

Total square footage is one thing; livable square footage is quite another.    Total square footage is one thing; livable square footage is quite another.

Total square footage is one thing; livable square footage, quite another.

The co-op in questions boasts two staircases, one sleeping loft and a kitchen that calls to mind “demure.”

Rock-climbing, spelunking experience useful here.

Rock-climbing, spelunking experience useful here.

Between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues in the mid 80s, the supposedly 650-sf apartment occupies the former parlor and the ground floor beneath it in a 1915 townhouse with no amenities except a laundry room (which undoubtedly is close at hand.)

The striking characteristic of the place is how little its agreeable style manages to mask how cramped it is.

One fancifully winding staircase intrudes into the living room and makes for a scary climb to a loft that has a ceiling merely four feet high. Having both mountaineering and spelunking experience seems indicated.

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