East #3: Luca's Surplus of Storage & Light

Name: Luca Andrisani
Location: Chelsea, NYC
Size & Type: 400 sf
Rent/Own: Owned

What is the advantage of SMALL? I love my home because it's comfortable, full of storage area and light. Also, there are no traditional walls: the built-ins separate the living area from the sleeping area. They are not only nice too look at, but extremely functional...

What is the advantage of SMALL? CONT'D

they basically hide everything you might want to hide from time to time, like the messy Stereo equipment, the large TV, the Fridge, Cds, books and boxes. Built-ins also separate the bedroom from a little walk-in closet which is literally hidden behind the bed. Who can effort a Walk-in closet in only 400 square feet???!

What's your favorite resource for your home?

Wright Auction House

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?

The Built-ins dividing the bedroom from the Living room. They provide tons of storage area and allow me to conceal the large TV, stereo equipment and fridge. Also, the TV is on a pivot that rotates 360 degrees so I can watch it from the living room or from my bedroom! I also love the hidden walk-in closet behind the bed....

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