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Do you know which state has the highest percentage of people living in apartments?  If you guessed New York, that’s a good guess.  24% of people in New York state live in apartments.  However, 34% of people in the District of Columbia live in apartments.  In case you’re wondering, the states with the lowest percentage of people living in apartments are Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and West Virginia – all of which have 5% of the population living in apartments.

Welcome to our section on apartments. This is where we have articles about apartment living, design, decorating, furniture as well as showcasing many apartment designs by architects and interior designers from around the world.

Harry Winston’s Apartment in Fifth Avenue, NY (Listed for $32.5 Million)

Harry Winston is known as the King of Diamonds and Jeweler to the Stars. Of course, you expect his home to be as stunning as his jewelry. His Fifth Avenue apartment doesn’t disappoint. It’s currently on the market for $32. 5 million.  All photos are used with permission from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com Historic Building 927 Fifth Avenue was …

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Ian Schrager’s Apartment in West Village, NY (Listed for $9.95 Million)

The legendary Ian Schrager rose to stardom in the late 1970s as a co-founder of the iconic club studio 54. He has listed his luxe West Village pad, New York, for under $ 10 million. This full-floor unit’s prized asset spreads across 3,800 square feet and has a private terrace overlooking the Hudson Rivers and …

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Minimalist Apartment with Panoramic View by Barbora Léblová

Studio: Barbora Léblová Interiors & ArchitectureAuthor: Barbora LéblováSocial Media: www.facebook.com/baraleblovawww.instagram.com/barbora_leblova_interiorsProject Location: Rezidence Central Park, PragueProject Country: Czech RepublicCompletion Year: 2020Gross Floor Area: 260 m² including terraceUsable Floor Area: 187 m² apartment37 m² terracePhotographer: BoysPlayNiceCollaboratorMain Contractor: 4Interior&tilesGraphical Design of Children Rooms: PUNX23Landscape Architect: Ateliér Koukol The site, formerly zoned as football stadium, is located next to …

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Mazanka Apartment by renewed MAKHNO Studio

Design: MAKHNO Studio Type: private apartment Area: 98 sq. m Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Team: Serhii Makhno, Viktor Zakharchenko, Serhii Filonchuk Photos by: Serhii Kadulin Mazanka is an apartment in a Kyiv skyscraper with a view of the Dnipro river, where ancient construction technologies were used. In the Ukrainian language, мазанка (mazanka) means a small village …

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Penthouse in Saigon by T3 Architects

  Company name: T3 Architects Contact e-mail: contact@t3architects.com Project Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam Completion Year: 2016 Other participants: • Main contractor (ATC) • Furniture contractor (Minh Chuong), • MEP contractor (Khang Nam Engineering), • Wood supplier (Vinaplace), • Lighting contractor (ELEK), • Metalworks (SICOT FRENCH STEEL) • Construction Management: T3 Architects & …

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Dame Joan Collins’ Apartment in Manhattan, NY (Listed for $2.095 Million)

Dame Joan Collins, talented actress, author, and columnist, is selling her Manhattan apartment. Collins’ stunning career as an actress has spanned the better part of seven decades. Now, she’s selling her elegant Manhattan apartment, located in Midtown. It is currently listed for $2.095 million. Dame Joan Collins is a household name, having starred in Hollywood …

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Tribu Apartments by Arista Cero

Architects: Arista Cero Area: 1450 m² Year: 2019 Tribu is a set of 21 apartments located within the Luum Zamá complex in the Tulum jungle, Quintana Roo. The project seeks to respect and adapt to the natural context as well as to generate an interior-exterior connection in a precise manner. The proposal is developed in …

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Apartment on a Mint Floor by fala

Location: Porto, Portugal Status: 2019 Completed Client: Private Commission Architect: fala Built Project Team: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Costanza Favero, Lera Samovich, Joana Sendas, Paulo Sousa Surface Area: 190m2 Contractor: Engilaco lda Photography: Ricardo Loureiro Located on the piano nobile of a modernist housing block, the apartment faced a reclaimed terrace; the …

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Alpine Barn Apartment by OFIS Architects

Architect’s Firm: OFIS Architects Location: Bohinj, Slovenia Program: Revitalisation Client: Private Area: 120m² Year: 2014-2015 Type: Aparment Status: Built Project Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Michele Albonetti, Maria Della Mea, Tomaž Cirkvencic, Pawel Nikkiel, Gözde Okyay, Roberta Costa,Maria Rosaria Ritonnaro, Ralea Toma Ioan Catalin, Grega Valencic, Vlad Popa, Tanja Veselic, Jade …

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Apartment 65m2 in Dublin 2019 by Tim Gabriel

By Tim Gabriel This apartment for a family with one child in Dublin. The windows in the bedrooms overlook the bay so this fact dictated the arrangement of furniture in the bedrooms. The main challenge was finding enough storage space with limited space in the apartment. The height of the ceilings is very small, which …

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Tom Clancy’s Penthouse in Baltimore, MD (Going to Auction)

Tom Clancy’s Baltimore Maryland Penthouse was a labor of love, taking 2 years to complete. It came with a $15 million price tag as well. Tom Clancy is known for his best-selling thriller novels. The 12,000 sq ft penthouse went up for auction in December 2020. The auction price was not disclosed, but it was last …

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Apartamento TC by Firma Arquitetura

By: Firma Arquitetura Location: Jardim Europa, São Paulo Area: 270 m² Year: 2019 Collaborators: Guido Otero, Murilo Zidan e Pedro Torggler Photos: Carolina Lacaz Work: Potentia Woodwork: Padrão Móveis Locksmiths: Padrão Móveis / Artsteel Stones: Bellas Artes / Alicante Automation: Dinx Solutions Lighting: Labluz / Itens Furniture: Líder (sofá e poltronas sala de estar), Breton …

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Leonard Bernstein’s Penthouse in Park Avenue, NY (Listed for $29.5 Million)

Music fans house hunting in New York might consider the family home-sized penthouse of Leonard Bernstein. The Park Avenue property lists for $29.5 million. The American composer, conductor, pianist, and author resided in this spacious 6,300 square feet penthouse until his death. It offers a roomy living space of six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The …

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Apartamento Oscar Freire by Firma Arquitetura

Location: Jardins, São Paulo Data: 2017 – 2018 Area: 217 m² Project: Arquitetura de Interiores Authors: Eduardo Saguas Miller e Cadu Murgel Miller (Firma Arquitetura) e Bruno Gondo (Oficina Aberta) Collaborators: Pedro Torggler, Julia Lazcano Photos: Carolina Lacaz – www.carolinalacaz.com Woodwork: Caciel Locksmiths: Dante Machi Stones: Neogran Granilite: Casa Franceza Automation: New Solution Lighting: Reka …

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An Apartment in Mooca by oitentaedois feat. Firma

Project year: 2014 Project construction: 2014 – 2018 Area: 140m² Location: R. Celso de Azevedo Marques – São Paulo, SP – Brazil Photographs: Manuel Sá Photographer`s Instagram: @omanuelsa Architects in charge: Bruno Jin Young Kim, Carlos Eduardo Murgel Miller Team: Claudia Kim Kim, Marina Novaes de Camillo Lighting: Reka Iluminação Woodwork: Visual Móbile Furniture: Fernando …

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Apartment LN by Firma Arquitetura

Architect: Cadu Miller (firma arquitetura) + Guido Otero (goaa) Location: Itaim Bibi, São Paulo, Brasil Area: 140.0 m² Year completed: 2013 Photos: Pedro Kok Contractor: Alfonso Fierro Woodwork: Valter Vieira Locksmiths: Levi Peixoto – Serralheria Cabrália Concept The uniqueness of the LN apartment is in its location: on top of a building located in the …

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Szczecin Apartment by Andrii Żdaniuk

Visualized by: Andrii Żdaniuk Szczecin Apartment flaunts a contemporary interior accentuated by bold furnishings. It’s clean and sleek design showcasing stark white walls and marbles are softened by light wood elements for a cozy feel. The living room in the studio is characterized by a yellow L-shaped sofa with multi-colored pillows in the shades of …

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Apartment Piano Nobile in Venice, Italy

Apartment Piano Nobile is located in the Moorish and Byzantine-style Palazzo Molin with its original Gothic facade in Venice, Italy. This apartment is originally priced at $8.5 million and is now going to auction with a reserve set at $4.92 million. Palazzo Molin has a grand lobby designed by Milan-based designer Culti and a courtyard …

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Small Apartment by Vagon Architects

Visualized by: Vagon Architects This apartment may be modest in size but the coziness it brings is just amazing. It is built on the shore of the Volga river, Tolyatti, Russia, and was visualized by Vagon Architects. The apartment has a cool cutting edge interior with a touch of comfort. The walls are drenched in …

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FHM Bachelor Apartment by ONG&ONG

Design: ONG&ONG Directors: Joe Sarawoot Chatdecha; Anat Rungrusamiwatanakul Team Members: Narakorn Srichainak ; Sompong Tipsrisakul (Interior Designer) Gail Sripaipan (Lighting Designer) Completed: May 2017 Floor Area: 130.79 SQ.M. Brands / Products 1. Brand: MINOTTI/SPEC: POWELL Sofa Set in Fabric Kolumba 07 Acciao/ CUSHION: Kolumba 07 Acciaio / LOCATION: Living Room 2. Brand: HUNTER DUGLAS/SPEC: Arch …

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Matthew Perry’s Penthouse in Los Angeles, CA (Listed for $35 Million)

Matthew Perry seems to have taken up a new part-time career, but it isn’t in the acting field. The Friends alum is now in the business of flipping multi-million dollar properties around California. He is currently selling a 9,318 square foot Los Angeles penthouse. The asking price was originally $35 million, but it has been …

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Nostalgic Victorian Apartment in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury

There is a nostalgic Victorian apartment building in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighborhood which was the epicenter of the Summer of Love. This apartment building is now on the market priced at $2.35 million. The apartment building has a colorful retro record store on the ground floor measured at 1,300 square feet. The living space …

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Minimalist Soho Gallery Penthouse

In SoHo, New York City on a quiet residential street is a cooperative building with a warehouse space that was converted into a penthouse. This is now on the market priced at $17.995 million. The duplex penthouse is measured at 3,500 square feet with three large outdoor terraces, pure white walls, tall ceilings, open floor …

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Luciano Pavarotti’s Apartment in Manhattan, NY (Listed for $13.7 Million)

Scroll through advertisements of residential real estate in Manhattan, NY, and you’ll see a listing for the late musician Luciano Pavarotti’s apartment overlooking Central Park.  It’s on the market for $13.7 million.  Because of its location, it’s considered prime real estate. The flat Pavarotti called “home” in his later years is one of several he owned, …

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Glass Penthouse of the Seven Harrison Building in Tribeca, NY

The Seven Harrison Building on Harrison Street in Tribeca, New York has a spacious glass penthouse that is now on the market priced at $25 million. The penthouse is measured at 4,229 square feet with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, kitchen with Italian cabinetry, a spacious landscaped wrap-around terrace, ceiling-to-floor walls of glass, twelve full-grown trees, …

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New York Penthouse Apartment with Its Own Greenhouse

The Greenwich Village, New York building on Lower Fifth Avenue’s Gold Coast that was built back in 1929 has a penthouse with a small garden. This is now on the market priced at $7.7 million. The penthouse has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, beamed ceilings and panoramic views over the Village. …

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Jon Bon Jovi’s Penthouse in Soho, New York (Listed for $37.5 Million)

Jon Bon Jovi’s Penthouse in Soho, New York, was recently sold for a cool $37.5 Million. The property spent two years on the market at the asking price of $42 million before it was lowered to the sale price of $37.5 million. It was then sold to Austrian-American businessman Gerhard Andlinger. The sale included the …

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Vince Vaughn’s Penthouse in Chicago, IL (Listed for $13.9 Million)

Chicago is a city with a lot of history. It has a plethora of well known, historic buildings such as the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Water Tower Place, The Chicago Theater, and the art deco Colgate Palmolive building, which had infamously been the Playboy Building. The Palmolive building was designated a landmark in 2003. …

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Pre-War Apartment on Madison Avenue, NY

A historic New York City pre-war building that was built a year before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor has an apartment for sale priced at $2.3 million. The apartment has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, light ash blond custom-made herringbone floors, new moldings and custom heating enclosures, antique specialty door hardware, phantom doors for concealed …

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‘Antigua’ High-Rise Apartment in Mexico City by estereotomia

Location: Antigua Santa FE, Mexico City Design: Alejandro de la Vega Zulueta Lighting: Iguzzini Commissioned Artwork: Alejandro de la Vega (adelavega) Press Distribution: v2com A home is an intimate space that exceeds its limitations as mere real estate. Such was the case in Santa Fe, Mexico City, where architect Alejandro de la Vega Zulueta was …

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PlaidFox breathes new life into historic Gastown penthouse

About Plaid Fox Founded in 2014, PlaidFox Studio specializes in residential and commercial design and construction. Fuelled by limitless curiosity, the firm encourages its employees to travel the world in search of great designs that inspire creativity. The firm’s Vancouver-based office is staffed by 10 employees who produce unique design proposals for their clients, as …

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Would You Live In an Apartment That Used to Be a Mall?

Podcast Version: I got inspired to dive into this after watching Dan Bell’s fantastic “Dead Malls” series on YouTube. He explores malls, shopping centers, and abandoned department stores around America that have fallen into serious disrepair and were basically left for dead, or are on the brink of demolition with only a few rented stores …

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Meg Ryan’s House in SoHo, NY (Listed for $10.9 Million)

Meg Ryan, the perennially adorable 58-year-old actress, is best known for her roles in Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, and French Kills. She is less well known for her work in interior design, but we can see that she’s no slouch in this pursuit looking at her $10.9 million Soho home. All photos …

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GG. Apartment (Apartment with a slide) by Ki Design

Two-level apartment on the top floor of a building built in 1917. The total area is 212 m2. Customers’ wishes: “We have enough activities and problems away from home, at home, we rest. However, apartment design shouldn’t absolutely be dull or boring in a year or so, it must contain come special catchy and “wow” …

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Life Inside a Clock – San Francisco’s Clock Tower Penthouse!

A beautiful Industrial-style clock tower penthouse recently went up for sale. The historic clock tower was constructed way back in 1907 as a part of the largest printing company in the west coast owned by Max Schmidt and it is now for sale at $6 million. The spacious 3,000 square feet of living space has …

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Inward Journey from Max Lam Designs Wins Frame Awards – Show Flat of the Year

Advancing to the top 5 nominees at FRAME AWARDS was already very encouraging news. Yet, it is not where they stopped this year… INWARD JOURNEY, the nominated project went to the LIVE CRITICS with the other four nominees in Amsterdam at the ceremony on Feb 20, 2020. Max Lam Designs won the jury price award! …

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52 Apartment Kitchen Ideas (as in Photo Examples)

The kitchen is the heart and soul of our home. This is where we cook and enjoy great food with family and friends. It has also become an entertainment area. Family bondings usually happen here. These are a few reasons why most people invest a lot in kitchen upgrades. For some, a small kitchen can …

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63 Apartment Living Room Ideas

The living room is where our family usually gather and entertain friends. Therefore, it should feel open and inviting. Since most apartments have limited space, decorating and laying out a living room can be a struggle. You’ll even feel trapped in designing your floor plan and arranging your furniture. Well, it doesn’t really have to …

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No, the Sad Bachelor/Bachelorette Apartment is Not a Thing

Podcast Version Well homebodies, another Valentine’s Day is here. Depending on where you are in life, you may be rolling your eyes at this cheesy capitalist invention while you’re annoyed that every single restaurant in town is packed to the gills. Or you could be in a happy and functional relationship where it’s a personal …

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Apartment in Santa Apolónia by SER-ra

The apartment in Santa Apolónia is located on the first floor of a Pombaline building whose interior has been overwhelmed by the layers of time and the needs of those who inhabited it. The intervention required, in this sense, the rethinking of the essential in a search for the identity of the house and the …

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Llull Apartment by YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona

Architecture/interior design: YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona, www.ylab.es Authors: Tobias Laarmann & Yolanda Yuste López Project: Interior renovation of an apartment in Barcelona Area: 68 m2 Photographer: YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona Contractor/manufacturers: Blausmo, Ebanistería Gurdo, Cristalería Bonanova The project consisted of the remodel of an apartment located in a modern residential building inside the Diagonal Mar Park, a …

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