Living in the City with a family of four can be tough if you are not super rich. With average rents for 1 and 2 bedroom apartments hovering over $3k and $4k respectively, living in the East Village is especially tough.
A recent article on Dwell highlights a spectacular renovation of a 640sqft apartment to accommodate Michael Finger and Joanne Kennedy’s family of four with room to spare.
Upon entering the apartment one would never guess its total size. The front door opens onto an 11.5-by-16-foot living room—an open space that belies the density of the remaining 360 square feet. Between two tall south-facing windows, a table folds down from the wall, revealing a built-in bookcase. It’s a utility surface most of the time, but it lifts up easily on its hinge and hides away flat to make room for company. “It feels surprisingly spacious,” Finger remarks. “For Joanne’s 40th we had a party with 16 people—only three of them were children!”
Check out the full article on Dwell for more about the apartment, layout and photos.