Name: Serena Mitnik-Miller
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Size: Approximately 100-120 sq. ft.
Years lived in: 2 years, rented
Artist and Mollusk Surf Shop Gallery Director Serena Mitnik-Miller sent us these photos of the tiny surf shack that she lived in, when she resided in Santa Cruz. We loved the photos so much that we decided to share them with you in this mini house tour. Next week, we'll take a peek at Serena's latest digs, a San Francisco surf shack that she shares with her boyfriend and business partner, Mason St. Peter and dog, Macie. Consider this to be a taste of what's to come.
Serena's Santa Cruz apartment was just big enough to house a lofted bed, a couple of drawers, strategically placed shelving, and a desk (she shared a bathroom and kitchen with other tenants). One of its major perks is its location -- right off the beach. Although small in size, it allowed her to do three important things: surf, sleep, and make art. With wood paneled walls and ceilings, Serena's cozy den embodied a sleepy beach town feel, but with a punch of creative and colorful accents provided by her artwork and accoutrements. If you enjoy these photos, stay tuned for next week's tour. You're in for a real treat!