Location: Historic downtown; Los Angeles, California
Size: 700 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rented
You may think living in the heart of a major metropolitan city would be stressful, but Carla proves adapting to city life can be surprisingly serene. Living in a small, but airy studio in Downtown Los Angeles, she resides four floors above the streets and rides her bike to work, successfully avoiding the "joys" of traffic. Her high ceilings, large windows and clean, minimal decor make for a calm retreat from which to peacefully lookout over the bustling streets.