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Evolution Of The Small Apartment By Escapefromsofa

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There’s now proof that small packages do pack bigger punches. Testament to this is the latest rooftop apartment located in Istanbul’s bustling Cihangir neighbourhood – all 41 square metres of it.

You read right. There’s no floor-to-ceiling windows, theatre rooms, fancy fireplaces or infinity pools here. It’s just plain and simple clever interior design which efficiently utilises every corner down to a tee, creating an abode worthy of any man.

The apartment was completed by Escapefromsofa in 2014 and followed a strict design code of the ‘Swiss Army Knife’, that it, using rich tonal colours to set the mood and dark hardwood floors tie everything together.

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What stands out the most however is the eclectic collection of masculine furniture strategically strewn across the living room and tight hallways. The liberal use of floor art also adds a whole new dimension to the apartment with the help of juxtaposing textures and colours.

A blink and you’ll miss it kitchen is also squeezed in next to a central column. You won’t be making Master Chef style banquets anytime soon but dishes for you and a date is more than achievable.

Short of one of the coolest bike rack/bike combos we’ve ever witnessed, we’re going to let the photos do the talking and inspiring.

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