Thursday, February 17, 2011

This is why you hire an architect.










In order to make use of every square inch of your 300 square foot, 1970s West Village studio. That's right, it's hard to imagine that this bright apartment is home to such a tiny footprint, but the credit must go to the architects, MESH Architectures, and the amazing creativity they used to carve out function from every available nook and cranny. I love the use of the reclaimed timber flooring which adds warmth to the mostly white interiors and I am crazy for all of the wonderful built-in storage. The owner, an art dealer, was particularly adamant that the kitchen remain functional, while taking up the least amount of space possible and not encroaching on the living area. I'd say they were successful and then some. While the elfin space is just that, a tiny alcove, it certainly does not scrimp on modern convenience and is brilliantly executed. (see more of the kitchen here)

Overall, a wonderful transformation to a space that many would not have given a second glance, much less have seen the possibilities and then acted on that vision to create a beautifully livable, stupendously functional home.

{images via MESH Architectures and Apartment Therapy}
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8 comments:

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

It looks so much airier and larger than the sq footage would lead you to believe- such a FABULOUS use of space.

Raina Cox said...

I bow to such masters of space planning.

erin@designcrisis said...

That's pretty amazing! But they did cheat and restyle the black table ;)

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

Amazing use of space, I love the custom shelving, definitely looks bigger than it is!

mo said...

Wonderful use of space -- a charming and sophisticated aerie.
Loving the haute garret look and the color of the paint used on the built-ins. Brilliant...ness...
Cheers, Alcira

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my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

amazing! where on earth does he/she put that electric mixer though when they use it?

liza said...

You'd never know it was that small. It's great.

Michelle said...

I love that bathroom! I had my first experience in a shower bathroom like that when I was in Italy, and it was FUN! I am a convert, I love those kinds of bathrooms (even more when they have fireplaces, dude, can you even?) Plus I like the size and shpae of the tiles, cooool.