Decorating & Design

June 20, 2016

Small Space: A 900-Square-Foot Rowhouse

When Toronto interior designer Mazen El-Abdallah, of Mazen Studio, bought this two-storey, 900-square-foot rowhouse, he embarked on a radical mission to transform its tiny rooms and tight quarters into a breezy, loft-like space.

So out came the sledgehammer — and the wall and vestibule on the main floor. By opening up the layout, the once-constrained home is now a handsome 1 1⁄2-bedroom filled with his iconic furniture and beloved finds. “I gave the house the feel of a chic New York townhouse. I wanted tall, spacious rooms and a harmonious flow from room to room. It’s great. I love it.” Click through to see inside the modern small space.

Author: Iris Benaroia

Angus Fergusson


House & Home September 2010


Mazen El-Abdallah