When my dear wife Karen and I were walking up from our favorite reasonable-rate parking lot down the big hill Saturday on our way to see the Syracuse Orange battle No. 1 Clemson in football in the Carrier Dome, I noticed another newly refurbished building finished about two-thirds of the way along our journey.
It’s really big sign seeking residents caught my eye.
Skyler Commons obviously is pushing “Luxury Studios.”
That’s an oxymoron in my book.
I’ve never lived in a studio apartment, full confession. When I was a student at the University of Maryland, friends and I shared a two-bedroom apartment in a complex a few miles from the campus in College Park. It started with two friends, and ended up with three to get that monthly rent down even more. After living two-to-a-bedrooom and dozens to a big “floor bathroom” in a dorm, four to one toilet and shower still seemed like a luxury. And we had a kitchen. When I moved up to Syracuse from a four-bedroom house three friends and I rented in Greenbelt, Md., I rented a one-bedroom apartment for myself. Luxury, I felt, with my bathroom and kitchen.
I have seen a studio apartment visiting friends in New York City. It was small. It had one small nook, and half a cranny.
OK, maybe this building will have a big nook and a cranny and a half. I’m open for reports.
Have you ever lived in a studio apartment, and if so, did you enjoy it? What was the tightest living quarters you’ve experienced? What was the largest living quarters you’ve experienced?