#6: Cassandra's Harmonious Heirloom

#6: Cassandra's Harmonious Heirloom

Apr 12, 2007

Name: Cassandra
Location: Oakland
Size & Type: 462 square foot studio

Favorite resource:

My grandparents and street corners. Every time I go to visit my grandparents they press another another family heirloom on me. I have also scored a few great pieces from street corners in the Bay Area, where everyone is always moving around all the time and can't always take their furniture with them.


My small is cool because I've matched the antique building with my antique furniture. The building was constructed in 1913 as luxury studio apartments for interns at the hospital across the street, complete with built-in dresser, table and chair, and lots of cabinets.

Pitch Cont'd:

The double doors in the main room oddly lead into a narrow closet, but they break up the monotony of a large beige wall (which I am not allowed to paint, sadly). My grandmother's bedroom set and quilts go perfectly with the original hardwood floors. I've managed to make this small space a comfortable home for myself and my little dog.

Your favorite element:

The antique touches in my apartment still give me a special little thrill even after living there for a year. I love the original wood floors and the built-in shelves and cabinets.

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