420-Square-Foot Apartment Done Right

An acute lack of inventory and soaring rents are providing New York City developers with an opportunity to turn the concept of living in small apartments into an art form. One such developer, LifeEdited, was launched in 2009 by Graham Hill, a trained architect turned entrepreneur who believes in simplifying life and living large in tiny spaces. LifeEdited’s 420-square-foot SoHo apartment exemplifies the developer’s concept: use technology and smart design to live a happy life with less stuff, less space and less waste. Dubbed LifeEdited1 (or LE1), the tiny apartment has the functionality of a 700-square-foot apartment thanks to a smart combination of Murphy-beds, a moving wall, stacking furniture and ergonomic appliances. Read an MHN Interview with the designer.