Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ten feet wide

19 South Main St. is shoehorned between its neighbors.

The space where this narrow building stands was once a 10-foot wide alley, until this tiny storefront was inserted in the late 19th C. Architect Skip Ravenhorst has almost finished renovating the space for the offices of his practice. Naturally, architects often inhabit the most interesting and unusual spots in town.

8 comments:

Tanya said...

Wow, doesn't seem like much can fit in there...I bet the current tenant is good with space ;)
Have a great weekend, wasn't yesterday beautiful?!

brattcat said...

What a great collection of photographs. You have a wonderful eye for translating architecture to this format.

arctic dreamer said...

would it qualify as the town's "smallest/narrowest building"?

Saretta said...

I feel claustrophobic just looking at it!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Wow, that is an exceptionally narrow space. It looks like a great place to be nestled though. Your brick series is interesting, some lovely images.

Blognote said...

I like the series of constructions you have posted. You will find such narrow houses also in cities like Amsterdam and London among many other places. I like them very much. We own one in The Hague (Holland) right in the very heart of the city.

Taylor said...

yes, MK, as a W&L alumna, I'd love to see some of the Lexington brick pattern in this series!

Marc said...

I wonder whether the architect's drawing table would fit into this house. Must be very cosy inside though.