Country Living in NYC
May 21, 2012
I think I promised a post for Manhattan. Well yesterday was absolutely beautiful in the city so my husband and I took a ride down the west side of the island along the Hudson River, past the Chelsea Pier, the Frying Pan down the Hudson river greenway, past the pier 62 sake park and all the way to Battery Park and back. Along the way we stopped by an installation of 3 modular homes put on by Country Living and sponsored by Benjamin Moore – among others.
Country Living is currently presenting their 2012 House of the Year building project, Room to Spare, on display at New York City’s World Financial Center from May 17-23. Built by Affinity Building Systems, this year’s project is a first for the magazine; rather than one house, they are featuring three micro-cottages, all styled by Country Living editors in conjunction with guest designers and experts — including Thomas Paul, Marcus Samuelsson and Ruard Veltman. The cottages are nicely appointed and details were all done quite nicely.
Room to Spare taps into a growing trend: highly versatile micro-cottages. Separate from a main residence, these little buildings enable homeowners to add square footage without the inconvenience of major construction. And, they can be customized to suit any need, including the options Country Living chose to high-light: outdoor kitchen/dining room; guest room; and entrepreneur’s studio/home office.
If you’re in or around Manhattan in the next few days, check it out!