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.
For a closer look: Take the tour of Ricky and McCary's place, on the second floor (pictured above),
And then head upstairs for the tour of Giverny and Mara's apartment.
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More A Line Episodes:
- The A Line @ The Cherokee: Two Apartments, One Floorplan, Two Style Stories
- The A Line Episode Two: Bachelor Pad vs. Couple's First Home
- The A Line Episode Three: How to Make Space for a Growing Family?
- The A Line Episode Four: Living Room vs. Dining Room Centered Floor Plan
- The A Line Episode Five: High Style in Two 500 sq ft West Village Homes