Mabbott Seidel Architecture




Although only 530 square feet, this newly renovated West Village pied-a-terre includes two bedrooms, a living room, dining/kitchen area, and bathroom. The new opening between kitchen and living rooms was created by removing the wall between the existing rooms. Three steel beam sections were threaded through the narrow apartment hallway and into place where they were then spliced into a single unit and installed between existing wood joists. The existing 1945 apartment had never been updated, requiring new finishes, plumbing, and mechanical systems throughout.

Semi-custom millwork in the bedrooms replaces closets to create storage both around and below the new platform bedframes. That same focus on maximizing space carries through to the kitchen and the floor to ceiling semi-custom Douglas Fir cabinetry. The new wood flooring of pre-finished oak echoes the original apartment, as do custom baseboards and door and window casings. New glass transoms above the bedroom doors allows sunlight to filter through the bedrooms into the corridor and living spaces.


Mabbott Seidel Build provided full construction management services. Services included bidding to trades, contracts, site coordination, and open book accounting. Because of our heavy involvement in both design and construction we were able to deliver a comprehensive project on a lean budget while managing schedule and space constraints.

Photos by Ofer Wolberger