Fantastic Apartment With A Small Footprint And A High Ceiling

This fantastic apartment is located in New Taipei City in Taiwan and is quite special in the sense that its unusual height more than makes up for the limited footprint dimensions. This is an 84 square meter apartment organized on two floors, with a clear distinction between the functions on each level.

The living area features a double-height ceiling which gives this entire floor a very airy lookView in gallery
The living area features a double-height ceiling which gives this entire floor a very airy look

All the social areas are gathered on the main floor while the upper level houses the private spaces. On one hand this means that there’s a very clear delimitation between the two zones which is always a good thing, especially in the case of modern and contemporary homes. On the other hand, the owners together with the PENY HSIEH INTERIORS. The team responsible for this wonderful apartment decor, decided that they wanted the transition between the two floors to be as fluid and as seamless as possible.

Behind the staircase is a gorgeous accent wall with horizontal wine racks and accent lightingView in gallery
Behind the staircase is a gorgeous accent wall with horizontal wine racks and accent lighting
The kitchen island is placed perpendicular to the living room sofa, serving as a visual demarcator between the two areasView in gallery
The kitchen island is placed perpendicular to the living room sofa, serving as a visual demarcator between the two areas

The living room, kitchen and dining area form a single open space as is the case with most contemporary homes. The space is not particularly large and the L-shape gives it a certain sense of coziness beautifully balanced by the high ceiling and large windows.

Thanks to its sleek design and glass railings, the staircase doesn't take up a lot of space yet stands outView in gallery
Thanks to its sleek design and glass railings, the staircase doesn’t take up a lot of space yet stands out
The glass walls and railings create a very strong bond between the two floorsView in gallery
The glass walls and railings create a very strong bond between the two floors
The bathroom has this stone-inspired look, with large backlit mirrors and a warm and welcoming vibeView in gallery
The bathroom has this stone-inspired look, with large backlit mirrors and a warm and welcoming vibe
The kitchen is part of the open floor plan but maintains a nice sense of privacy thanks to its placementView in gallery
The kitchen is part of the open floor plan but maintains a nice sense of privacy thanks to its placement
Behind the living room sofa is a wall of horizontal bookshelves which complement the high ceilingView in gallery
Behind the living room sofa is a wall of horizontal bookshelves which complement the high ceiling

The connection to the upper floor is made by a rose gold staircase neatly placed on one side, with a stylish backdrop consisting of textured and nicely lit wine rack accent wall. Upstairs the bedroom suite and closet area share a minimalist but very warm and pleasant decor and feature glass walls which allow them to remain connected to the downstairs areas.

The bookshelves and the wine rack put an emphasis on the horizontal planeView in gallery
The bookshelves and the wine rack put an emphasis on the horizontal plane
The sofa faces a wall-mounted TV with a low and minimalist console beneath itView in gallery
The sofa faces a wall-mounted TV with a low and minimalist console beneath it
Upstairs the bedroom has herringbone wooden flooring, LED strips marking the ceiling and a glass wallView in gallery
Upstairs the bedroom has herringbone wooden flooring, LED strips marking the ceiling and a glass wall
The palette of colors and materials featured throughout the apartment is limited to a few simple choicesView in gallery
The palette of colors and materials featured throughout the apartment is limited to a few simple choices
The bedroom has a spacious walk-in closet with glass doors and warm lightingView in gallery
The bedroom has a spacious walk-in closet with glass doors and warm lighting
Even though the apartment has two separate floors, it still feels like a harmonious large volumeView in gallery
Even though the apartment has two separate floors, it still feels like a harmonious large volume
The floor plan marks the overall organization of the different spaces and the connections between themView in gallery
The floor plan marks the overall organization of the different spaces and the connections between them
This is a wonderful example of how a high ceiling can make up for a small footprintView in gallery
This is a wonderful example of how a high ceiling can make up for a small footprint