Before & After: 5 New York Homes by Tina Manis

Before & After: 5 New York Homes by Tina Manis

Sarah Coffey
Feb 14, 2011

Store History

  • Founded by: Tina Manis
  • Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY

Nothing speaks more clearly on behalf of an architect than a good portfolio of before and after photos. Brooklyn-based Tina Manis has completed some impressive renovations, transforming cramped urban spaces into homes full of light, storage, and plenty of breathing space.

Manis worked for Rem Koolhaus and Richard Rogers before moving back to the US and opening her own practice in DUMBO. The firm focuses on residential and office renovations in New York City, and they've undertaken a few high-profile projects, including the TED Offices and the New York studio of artist Takashi Murakami.

Brand-name projects aside, the real draw for us is the way Manis and her firm are able to solve common problems of space-deprived apartments. Large windows, skylights, built-in walls of storage, and strategically placed lighting make formerly dark and tiny rooms feel open and livable.

5th Avenue Home
West 66th Street Home
Garfield Place Home
13th Street Home
5th Street Home

Photos: Tina Manis Associates, LLC

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