My absolute favorite annual issue of House Beautiful comes out next week - it's all about Small Spaces and never fails to inspire and educate. I just got this amazing sneak peek of a truly wonderful home featured this year - can you believe this is a one-room NYC studio? It's the shrink-ray version of a grand manor house.
This is the 640 square foot, single room home of designer Bill Brockschmidt and his partner, Richard. The space is blessed with great bones (especially after the removal of a center wall which orignally separated the now-open main room) and gloriously high ceilings, which allow for a sleeping area above the kitchen and bath.
The stylistically complementary galley kitchen (those are tricked-out IKEA cabinets, btw) lives behind wallpapered pocket doors - they can open it up for entertaining and hide the appliances away for everyday life in this mostly non-cooking household.
See and read more in the Small Spaces issue of House Beautiful, on newsstands next week.
(Images: House Beautiful)