articulating the minimal

Brian Messana and Toby O'Rorke (from left) preserved the simple form of an 18th-century Dutch homestead in Columbia County, N.Y. A Cor-Ten addition, inspired by rural trailer homes, contains kitchen, guest bedroom, and shower. Downstairs, the exercise roo

Brian Messana and Toby O'Rorke

The spiral stair leads to the rooftop, where an old water tank has been turned into an oculus-topped retreat.

A prewar Greenwich Village apartment was pared to white walls and ebony-stained floors.

A 520-square-foot "mini-loft" uses storage to separate public and private realms. A teak divider stows the TV while preserving views, and lacquer cabinets under windows promote the illusion of length.

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