Ridgewood is a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, with a building stock of typical New York railroad apartments. Each has a interior light shaft, which gives light to the interior public spaces such as kitchen and living room in the reconfiguration and renovation of units in this building - allowing the rear and back to be used for bedrooms. The need to traverse through one bedroom to reach another is thereby removed. Finishes are kept bright to maximize light reflection, and because these are rentals, the focus is on design that is both budget conscious and durable whilst creating spaces and amenities that set the apartment apart.
Photos by Peter Dressel