Scouting NY

If you need one more reason to love New York, look no further than the blog ScoutingNY. It was started by a guy who actually gets paid to wander around the streets of New York looking for interesting locations for feature films. I love his recent post about mini-brownstones. He explains that developers used to sell lots in 25’ increments. Sometimes developers would divide them into (2) 12’-6” houses. Think about it: if 12’-6” is the exterior dimension, it's interior space is more like 11’ wide. That’s a very challenging width for a designer to create a logical, flowing floor plan. I would love to be able to take a peek inside to see how people actually live in it.

1 comment:

  1. Holy crap! I know New Yorkers are creative about maximizing small spaces, but this is ridiculous!