If there's one thing for certain about living in New York City, it's that times (and space) can be tight.

With the cost of living and apartment square footage being at a record high in this city, it's no wonder that many New Yorkers end up settling for basically living in a shoe box.

But could you imagine living in the city and being a family of four? Even for the rich, this can be tough (at times... maybe).


However, one NYC family of four proves the unimaginable by living in a 640 square foot apartment... with room to spare.

Don't believe us? Check out the small space for yourself in these pictures below.

[via 6sqft/Dwell]

Having a home office in an apartment of this size might seem impossible, but flexible furniture transforms one room into two.

All it takes is gentle downward pressure to lower a desk to the floor, bringing the kid-size mattress into position for bedtime.

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From the living room, the narrow apartment stretches back into the sleeping quarters by way of a compact kitchen that packs all the needs of a home chef against one wall.


The bed takes up nearly the entire master bedroom, but it doesn’t make the space feel cramped. The wide window keeps the tiny box light.

[via 6sqft/Dwell]

When it’s time to eat or do homework, the family lowers the tabletop-- revealing a dozen book cubbies.

The table’s base, which itself is an additional storage container, rolls easily into place to support the surface.

Talk about making the best out of a tiny space, right?

If you enjoyed this article, check out this Would You Ever Pay $775/Month for This 90 Square Foot Apartment in the West Village?

[via Viewing NYC]

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