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Squeeze into a tiny studio with chic industrial upgrades in Lincoln Park for $189K

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Looking to downsize?

A tall apartment building with brick, concrete, and balconies stands next to several others. There are trees and a blue sky. Photo by Redfin, courtesy of Redfin listing agent Stacey Dombar

Just need a home that will hold the essentials? Perhaps this studio in a Lincoln Park condo building will do. Don’t worry, downsizing here means you’ll get a few perks that don’t usually come with super tiny spaces: a walk-in closet (albeit a skinny one), a balcony with city views, and quite a lot of countertop area. Plus, a price tag under $200,000.

Once you enter the studio you’re immediately in the middle of a half-entryway, half-kitchen. The refrigerator and some cabinets are near the front door, and around the corner there’s a built-in work station. The kitchen has new appliances (including a dishwasher), wide butcher block countertops, black metal industrial light fixtures, and a farmhouse sink.

Where can you sleep? The built-in Murphy bed. Whether or not that’s ideal, it’s not the only tiny space sleeping solution. Plus, the location puts you close to the Brown Line, a few major bus lines, and a five minute walk to Lincoln Park and the Lakefront Trail.

Think this is your style? 2740 N. Pine Grove Avenue Unit 19F is listed for $189,900.

A main living area shows a small upholstered couch and chair across from a tv. Behind the couch is a two-person table with bar stools. The kitchen is to the right and so is a built-in desk.
Small furniture has maximized the square footage of this studio.
A U-shaped layout in the corner of the studio has black cabinets and butcher block counters. There is one open shelf and another set of cabinets with hooks for hanging glasses.
The kitchen has new appliances and lots of storage.
A grey couch sits on a rug in front of a worn red trunk. In the background, there’s the kitchen, a sliding barn door open displaying the bathroom, and black cabinets disguising the Murphy bed.
Another view of the apartment shows where the built-in Murphy bed lives.
There’s a wall of windows on one side of the condo. The view is from the living room where you can see the same upholstered couch, chair, and red trunk.
This tiny space has the added perk of a private balcony.
Standing on the balcony, black railings are visible as a city view with a mix of tall buildings, trees, and blue sky is visible.
Facing west, sunsets will be visible from the balcony.