One Bedroom, But Plenty of Room on 73-12 35 Avenue, Apt C64, Jackson Heights, NY
You might expect the largest one-bedroom apartment in Jackson Heights’ Washington Plaza co-op to be amazing, and you’d be right. Typical one-bedroom apartments often feel like a bedroom and a living room crammed together, but with 954 square feet to work with, Apartment C64 is on the larger end, and its layout makes clever use of that advantage.
The galley kitchen here looks eminently practical, and it strikes a good balance between open flow and dedicated workspace. The galley format creates a mostly enclosed area, but it’s fully open at one end: a perfect nook for a casual dining area close to the action. At the opposite end, a large window keeps things bright. It’s a no-nonsense kitchen with sensible appliances and durable, quality materials that’ll be easy to clean as well as easy on the eyes.
More formal entertaining can take place in the adjacent living and dining areas. There’s a subtle archway that delineates the transition between the two. In this case, the sensation of having more spaces in the home seems to make those spaces feel roomier. If a formal dining area doesn’t appeal, an office or hobby space might do just as well here next to the living room.
The bathroom and large, walk-in closet are next. Thoughtful details for livability stand out: elegant organization in the closets, and a full-length mirror in the bathroom. These spaces buffer the bedroom somewhat and create a short hallway, adding to the spacious feel.
This standout single bedroom has plenty of natural lighting and is large enough to accommodate some extra furniture: one or two pieces such as an armoire, larger dresser, armchair, bench, or vanity would not be at all cumbersome here. Spaces like this turn bedrooms into spaces for relaxation and restoration as well as for sleep.
We’d be remiss not to mention the beautiful gardens and fountains in the courtyard, as well as the access to dining, shopping, and transit in this highly walkable neighborhood.