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How to Live Large in a 500-Square-Foot Studio Apartment

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[Photos by Nick Fochtman]

While there are certainly much smaller studio apartments in Chicago, living in a 500 square foot rental can present some challenges and advantages compared to more spacious units. And after having lived in the city for six years, New York native Marc Woodcock has an appreciation for life in a smaller apartment. As an architect who designs interiors for commercial clients, Marc finds inspiration in the city's architecture and carries his appreciation for Chicago's design legacy into his studio space. As someone who has spent several years living in small apartments, Marc believes that in order to make it all work, there needs to be a place for everything, and everything needs to be in its place.

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