It is probable that the apartment that was transformed to create this unusual residence of two small but lofty rooms was used as store to service the old nearby shipping trade during the 19th century. It occupies the ground floor of a Greenwich Village block, a few short feet from the Hudson River, but it might be part of a bastide or mas, so redolent is its character of old French farmhouse interiors. It was the client's guiding vision to contrive a farmhouse atmosphere where others might have created a smart but sterile urban flat. The sheetrock was removed from walls and ceiling, new reclaimed French tile covers the floor, and pairs of antique double doors invite the outside in. Artist-craftsman, Robert Van Nutt, designed & fashioned the millwork, sensitively replicating the patina of old finishes.