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6 New York City Homes with Clever Storage Options

When you’re shopping for a home or apartment, the difference between taking the plunge and walking away could be a matter of a few square feet—in storage space. Here are six New York City properties that make the most of their footprints:

Modern and Efficient

Located on the 15th floor of the Residences at the Setai in New York’s Financial District, this 940-square-foot one-bedroom luxury condo was fully renovated in 2006. It boasts a sleek galley kitchen lined with custom cabinets and a master bath with a custom double vanity. Ten-foot ceilings add to the sense of spaciousness while sliding pocket doors smartly separate the large master from the living area. Represented by Tara King-Brown and Sergio Episcopo.

Living Large in Brownstone Brooklyn

An open plan and thoughtful storage options throughout this Park Slope condominium make this two-bedroom, two-bathroom floor-through feel spacious and inviting. In the kitchen, a wine fridge and lower cabinet storage form the base of the island. Plenty of upper cabinets make the most of vertical space and a pantry will let you stock up on essentials. Represented by Heather McMaster.

The HGTV Touch

HGTV designer Genevieve Gorder revamped this 749-square-foot one-bedroom prewar condo in Manhattan’s Flatiron District with entertaining in mind. It’s high-tech and completely party-ready with a fully automated smart-home system, surround sound, and top-of-the-line appliances. A custom California walk-in closet helps maximize the space, while a mesh partition slides back-and-forth to conceal the bedroom area. A private storage area is located across the hall. Represented by James Reed III.

High Up in the Heights

With a custom-built, raised-loft, this Brooklyn Heights studio uses its 13-foot-ceilings to full advantage. Despite being just 589 square-feet, the apartment feels like you’re still living large with tall windows, a compact galley kitchen, spacious bathroom with a clawfoot tub and the option to flip the office/bedroom configuration. (You’ll also get your own 28-square-foot storage room just down the hall.) Represented by Paul Dawson.

Customized Prewar Living

This two-bedroom co-op in the TriBeCa West Historic District features an open living plan with bedrooms separated from the living areas by discreet, wooden pocket doors that only add to the apartment’s Prewar charm—and generous built-in closets with separate cabinets up above. In the living area, a wall-mounted media center—flanked by floating bins and bookcases—frees up critical space. Represented by Michael J. Franco.

Uptown Function

Built-ins galore are found throughout this three-bedroom co-op on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Its open-plan, galley-style kitchen features upper cabinetry stretching up to the ceiling and sufficient counter space for accommodating multiple home chefs. A louvered wall between kitchen and living room provides architectural interest and convenient shelving. The dining area also has an entire wall of built-in bookshelves. The bedrooms have ample closets—and there’s even dedicated storage in the basement. Represented by Brett Grabel.