This 390-Square-Foot Renovation Is Compact Yet Comfortable in Greenwich Village

An architect revamps a pint-sized Manhattan apartment for a couple on the go.

An alumnus of Richard Meier’s studio, Matt Krajewski had recently begun his own practice when he was commissioned to transform a ruin of a 390- square-foot Manhattan apartment. Avoiding the anxiety of influence that might have plagued another Meier-trained architect, Krajewski embraced his longtime mentor’s signature bright white minimalism. Recasting the legendary designer’s "superstyle" in a fashion of his own, Krajewski flipped the tiny interior into a space-defying home—all on a budget of $130,000.

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Ron Broadhurst
Ron Broadhurst has written about architecture and interior design for the Wall Street Journal and is the author of The Urban House: Townhouses, Apartments, Lofts, and Other Spaces for City Living and Houses: Modern...


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