De-Spec’s Tree House Featured in Interior Design Magazine

De-Spec’s Award-Winning Tree House Featured in Interior Design Magazine



“Convincing New Yorkers to sacrifice space is never easy. But de-spec founder Farnaz Mansuri knows the power of a carefully placed cut. In renovating two cramped apartments into a soaring triplex in the West Village, she proved that sacrificing a few feet can be the key to something much grander.”

- Heather Corcoran for Interior Design Magazine

The Tree House is a 1300-square-foot townhouse located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Our guiding principle in this project was to improve the quality of light and air flowing throughout, creating an expansive feeling in an otherwise narrow space. The townhouse features a newly-designed open staircase system, angled skylights on the top floor, and an all-glass facade in the rear which connects nature and ‘stretches from Earth to the sky,’ as written by Gaston Bachelard in The Poetics of Space.

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