Kid Tested, Mothers Approved

Kid Tested, Mothers Approved

By William Lamb / Photos by João Canziani
A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces. Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture as a holiday retreat for a family of six, this slatty slab is up to the task of sheltering its owners and all their guests.

New York City can be a difficult place to call home. Charming and exhilarating, it’s also dirty, crowded, and punishingly expensive. Now imagine New York with children. Tanya Wexler and Amy Zimmerman share their Greenwich Village townhouse with four of them, juggling birthday parties and play dates with work obligations and other commitments. It’s an exhausting routine, one that frequently leaves them worn out and hungry for a break.

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