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A West Village Fixer-Upper Fit For Retirement (& Kin, For Now)

Madeleine Tabing is counting the days until her parents leave their home in Redwood City, CA behind and relocate to New York City for their retirement. It's not because she's anxiously awaiting their arrival, or dreading it as most mid-20s NYC transplants might. It's because when they do, they're moving into the one-bedroom West Village apartment she's called home for the past year. On a recent home visit, the PR assistant account executive explained that she's lucky enough to hold down the fort until her parents, who fix and flip houses for extra income on the West Coast, reroot themselves in their first New York City project.

Before & after photos right ahead >>