Name: James Bolenbaugh
Location: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York
Size: 540 square feet, 1 bedroom
Years lived in: 1 year; owned
It may come as no surprise that someone working in the movie industry would be surrounded by beautiful things, but James Bolenbaugh takes this beauty to a whole other level. Taught the skill of craftsmanship by his grandfather, James learned how to build by hand, appreciating the weathered look of refurbished wood rather than plastic veneers at a young age. To top it off, James has installed an envy-inducing movie projection screen, which descends from the ceiling, where he has also installed tin panels with his bare hands. James' DIY handcrafted touch is everywhere as we celebrate the anniversary of his Brooklyn home ownership — he moved in exactly a year ago today.