Bed in a Box
New York magazine|October 11 - 24, 2021
Just how much drama can you pack into a studio apartment?
By Wendy Goodman. Photographs by Alan Tansey

Bryan Young, principal of Young Projects, has worked with Michael and Sukey Novogratz for 20 years on various homes, including their 20,000 square-foot beachfront getaway in the Dominican Republic. In New York, the Novogratzes live atop an 11-story building in Tribeca, and when a 500-square-foot studio became available downstairs, they bought it, intending to use it as a guest apartment.

This studio was a comparatively small project for Young: When he got to work on it more than a year ago, it had all the appeal of a college-dorm room, complete with a platform bed topping a mountain of boxes and piles of neglected stuff at one end and, at the other, a structure harboring more mess adjacent to the open kitchen.

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