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How a Cramped Williamsburg Apartment Doubled In Size

Architect Alex Gil and his wife, Claudia DeSimio, have lived in their Williamsburg apartment for 15 years, but the first incarnation was significantly smaller. "This started out as a tenement layout in a 140-year-old building," said Gil, the founder of the architecture firm SPACECUTTER. The couple eventually expanded on the third-floor, 500-square-foot unit by completely gutting it.

Curbed NY has the rest of the tale and quite-nice photos. >>