Architects transform tiny 425-sf NYC loft
Specht Harpman Architects turned a cramped UWS loft into a comfortable home
The designers at Specht Harpman Architects recently worked wonders on a 425-square-foot loft on the Upper West Side.
The space, at the top of a six-story brownstone, has 25 feet of vertical space and even access to a rooftop — giving them plenty to work with.
Check out the photos below to see the new micro-loft.
This was the space before. It was run down, with exposed brick walls and dated paint.
The architects’ solution was to create multi-level “living platforms” in order to squeeze everything in, but still make it feel open.
One of their goals was to create a flowing interior “that dissolves the notion of distinct ‘rooms.'”
A cantilevered bed on steel beams floats over the main living space on the third floor.
And the tiny bathroom is tucked beneath the stairs.
Which now have a ton of storage space. They feature built-in drawers and shelves, similar to Japanese kaidan dansu.
Compare it again to the new space: