Architects Silvia Ullmayer and Allan Sylvester worked with joiner Roger Hynam to reinvent an apartment for metalworker Simone ten Hompel. The 576-square-foot home features a bright living area and a sleeping loft under a skylight.
To redesign his New York City loft, Wonbo Woo brought in his father, architect Kyu Sung Woo, who dreamed up a solution that opened up the under-700-square-foot apartment to even accomodate for a second sleeping area for guests.
Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode, which features one grand room with a bed that can be raised during the day by a pulley system.
Architect Johanna Molineus gave her 678-square-foot central London apartment a fresh start by taking advantage of its high ceilings. It now comfortably fits a dining table for eight.
Globetrotting Belgian architect Julien De Smedt owns a modern apartment in a converted industrial loft building in Brussels. The space is filled with quirky touches, like rolling Ikea carts in the kitchen and a stacked wall of both old and new shelving in the living area.
On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer built a cozy green getaway with the help of his daughter. The retreat is self-sufficient, thanks to solar panels and an on-demand water heater.