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Credit: Ida Magntorn The bedrooms are accessed by vertigo-inducing ladders. The mezzanine above the kitchen, outside the second bedroom, is Petersen's compact work space.
When Michael Finger and Joanne Kennedy set out to renovate their 640-square-foot walk-up in Manhattan’s East Village, they wanted to maximize every inch of their diminutive space. Scott Oliver and Margarita McGrath of noroof architects installed a series of ingenious design solutions, including a sizable table that disappears into vertical space to make room for parties or playtime with the kids.