After living in L.A. for nine years, Lee Lenox wanted a West Coast vibe and found this tiny studio loft that sits on the top floor of a three-story brick building. At only 350 square feet and located in New York City’s enviable West Village, this light-filled rooftop apartment is a rare find.
His first NYC rental was a spacious apartment in Chelsea but it lacked the charm he wanted. The space can be challenging but Lee feels the size of the space allows him to be more minimal and organized while providing him.
“a space that feels complete.“
He calls it a
“Diamond in the Sky“
He used his great grandmother’s delft collection as an inspiration for the blue and white color scheme throughout the apartment. With high vaulted ceilings, gorgeous southern light, it’s not hard to see why his apartment is a favorite of his friends for parties. Lee has some advice and caveats,
“Don’t offer red wine at a gathering of more than three people, when you have a white couch — someone will inevitably spill. I learned this the hard way, one can only flip a sofa cushion so many times and cover the couch with so many throws….there’s no sofa cushion side left to hide the stains!
There’s usually an ‘Oh wow, I’ve always wondered what this place looked like,’ because they would walk past it on the street. It’s usually the height of the ceilings and the small square footage that surprises most.
And due to all the windows, my neighbors have definitely seen me in all my glory. A lot."
(Photos, Sherrie and Oliver; via Apartment Therapy)