House Tour: South Street Seaport

Metropolitan Home: March 2008

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The March issue of Metropolitan Home is full of ideas for small spaces. In addition to showcasing beautiful homes, the issue offers a roundup of small-scaled furniture and the editorial staff's own tips for making the most of small apartments. Our personal favorite is the downtown apartment of architect Jeffrey Povero and Jeffrey Schneider...

We love the custom bookshelves that take advantage of the ceiling height and the corner of the bedroom.

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The 860-square-foot apartment (with additional 600-square-feet of outdoor space) is part of a renovated hospital and has exposure from three sides. In his redesign of the existing apartment, Povero took advantage of the high ceilings and natural light to create a warm, inviting space. For a rundown on paint colors and sourcing, see the complete article: The Abridged Version and slideshow from Metropolitan Home...

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The awesome terrace with views of the South Street Seaport and Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

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(Pics: Peter Murdock)