An open, 700 square-foot loft, with an adjoining garage was transformed into a creative 2 bedroom living space by two longtime friends, Adam Finkelman and Evan Garfield. Complete with a fully equipped kitchen, this Brooklyn neighborhood home is not only a cozy place, it’s also used as a performance space and supper club.
Finkelman, a wood craftsman, designed and built 2 separate bedrooms that were the length of each of their beds. As you’ll see in the video, a lot was squeezed into each bedroom – a place for books, computer, tv, clothes, dresser, and even storage!
The next challenge was to take a basic kitchenette and make it into a much used space. Garfield loves to cook and says, when home, “this is where I’m living most of the time.” A lot of thought and imagination went into this kitchen. Key was to save space. My favorite is the dish drying rack just above the sink with 2 painter trays tilted perfectly to let plates, cups, and pots drip and drain straight into the sink. And once they dry, you don’t need to re-stack them elsewhere – they stay there, that’s their home. Brilliant!
The bonus was the garage which is used for the supper club and performance space for music. It’s a comfortable looking space with a long dining table, made from salvaged shipping palettes, running the center of the room and a variety of musical instruments nudged in the far end against large insulated sound panels. The hope is future performances and dinners will help offset the monthly rent.
“And so we invested all this work and time into making this space great and now we’re trying to find creative ways to sort of benefit from our combination of skills and this apartment and decrease the rent even more.”, as Finkelman says in the video.
Take a look – quite impressive!
Video courtesy of faircompanies.com