This project won the 2013 Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award in the Living Small category. See the full list of winners here.
Seeking a pied-a-terre in Manhattan, a client commissioned New York-based Specht Harpman to renovate a tiny penthouse duplex apartment in the Upper West Side. The chosen loft was rather unusual: a minuscule 425 square feet divided over three levels, with ceilings reaching over 25 feet, and appropriately titled Manhattan Micro Loft. Making the rather drab apartment modern and livable, while opening up the space as much as possible, were key elements to Specht Harpman’s sleek, sophisticated design. While packing as much program into a relatively small amount of space, the designer’s immediate goal was to find a way to make it all fit, while keeping the light-filled verticality of the space intact.