Look: Secret Kitchen Compartment

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I recently had the pleasure of checking out my good friend's new apartment, a stylishly furnished 30's era Spanish style 2-bedroom unit with all the architectural fixin's that had us weak at the knees upon entry. While snooping around his place during a house warming party, I noticed his kitchen pantry seemed to hide something behind its closed doors...and of course I had to investigate.

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I kid you not, people audibly ooh'ed and ahh'ed when they saw that the kitchen pantry cabinet hid a compact washer and dryer setup behind it (we're no doubt an easy to amuse bunch). It was funny to watch people stop whatever they were doing in a middle of a party to come over and ask me to open and close the doors of the kitchen cabinet. It's a beautiful and surprising detail especially appealing to the renting set. And with a house full of actors, actresses and others in the business that evening, you know there were plenty of apartment dwellers as envious as myself who love the idea of having laundry options secretly hidden away.

[photo: Louis Changchien]