A Perspective on Two Railroad Apartments: The A Line, Episode 6

A Perspective on Two Railroad Apartments: The A Line, Episode 6

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Rebecca Blumhagen
Jul 21, 2015

Welcome to "The A Line"! In every episode of this new video series, we visit two homes that have an identical floorplan- and see how their inhabitants use the same space in different ways.

"Railroad" apartments sprung to prominence as a solution to overcrowding during the great waves of immigration in the mid-nineteenth century. With a long, rectangular shape similar to that of a railroad car, many of these floor plans still exist in modern-day Brooklyn.

Today we see inside two identical railroad-style apartments that now house artists- two roommates live on the top floor, and a couple live directly below them. See how this unique floor plan continues to make life possible for young people making a life in the city on limited means, just as it has for decades!

At Apartment Therapy, we believe good ideas really are everywhere. And sometimes? The best ideas for your space - are right over your head.

The Floorplan:

(Image credit: Rebecca Blumhagen)
(Image credit: Rebecca Blumhagen)
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

For a closer look: Take the tour of Ricky and McCary's place, on the second floor (pictured above),

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

And then head upstairs for the tour of Giverny and Mara's apartment.

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