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Home Design Fall ’09: Was/Is

Seven stories of remarkable transformations.


East Village condoThe Wall Vanishes
A boarded-up East Village brownstone becomes an open white-box condominium.
Palace CoupPalace Coup
Two prewar apartments become one 6,000-square-foot fantasyland.
Pastoral PorchThe Pastoral Porch
A forlorn brick terrace becomes a green sanctuary with living canopy.
One-bedroom loft“The Worst I Had Ever Seen”
A neglected two-bedroom becomes an immaculate one-bedroom loft.
Red Hook havenA Red Hook Tale of Domesticity
An industrial storage complex becomes a live-work haven for two artists.
Archaeological DigAn Archaeological Dig
Two 1903 tenement apartments become a light-filled two-bedroom.
Bathing in LightBathing in Light
A dilapidated room becomes a master bathroom with a working fireplace.
Design HuntingDesign Hunting
On the Cut, Wendy Goodman scouts inspiring people, projects, and places on the design scene.
Some people would gaze into a Red Hook warehouse filled with junk and say, "Thanks, but I think I'll stay in my current apartment, all the same." Others, like artists Dustin Yellin and Charlotte Kidd, sign on the dotted line, bring in the Dumpsters, and turn it into a wonderfully imaginative live-work-show space. read more [+]


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