WHAT IS, above. WHAT WAS, below.

From a fusty 1920s apartment, with closed-off rooms, a tight galley kitchen, and dropped ceilings, to a bright and open 1,500 square feet, designed by Elizabeth Roberts for the way people live today.

That’s the subject of my column today on Brownstoner.com. Go here to see the full transformation, with lots of “before” pics.