Tiny House Tuesday: Family in 435
April 15, 2008
WHO: Suchitra Van, Nette Gaastra, and son
WHERE: NYC’s East Village
WHAT: Low-key, organic modern apartment for three
SIZE: 435 square feet
Who says you can’t squeeze a family into a one-bedroom apartment?
From the New York Times comes a story about Suchitra Van and Nette Gaastra, an East Village twosome who reno’d their 435-square-foot studio into a supremely sublime one-bedroom fit for a growing family. Take a look at the earthy-mod living room (photo by Michael Weschler):
I’m eyeing that huge art piece; looks like painted cork or pegboard. Very schoolhouse-cool.
The addition of baby Sebbe in early 2007 didn’t phase the couple: rather than browse real estate listings, they rolled with what they had. Toys are kept in a vintage suitcase next to the couch. Kiddo sleeps in a wood-framed sling modeled after the one mini-Van snoozed in as a child in India, eliminating the need for a bulky crib.
Want the rest of the story? More photos, maybe? Check out the full article.
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