Despite the Small Size, This SF Rental Fits Two Work-from-Home Spots

published Apr 9, 2024

Despite the Small Size, This SF Rental Fits Two Work-from-Home Spots

published Apr 9, 2024
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Melissa Padilla, dedicated civil rights and human rights attorney, and Avaneesh Narla have rented this 730-square-foot apartment in San Francisco for only six months, but they’ve filled every inch with stories of “adventure, passion, and the joy of coming home,” Melissa begins.

The living room is a hub of plants, travel finds, and also the home of Melissa’s functional and comfortable office area, where she says she “navigates the intricacies of the legal world amidst a backdrop of vibrant colors and lush greenery.” Avaneesh’s home office is carved out of their serene bedroom, where, although tiny in space, his workspace “exudes efficiency and charm, providing him with a sanctuary for productivity and creative pursuits.”

Together, the couple has created a place to both live and work in, as well as a “sanctuary infused with the spirit of travel and exploration” where their “shared love for discovering new cultures and cuisines is evident in every corner,” thanks to the eclectic collection of travel mementos brought back from their travels. There’s art on the walls, like the handcrafted tapestry from Peru, and there are spirits, like a bottle of xtabentún from Mexico’s Yucatán. “Each piece tells a tale of distant lands and unforgettable experiences, serving as constant reminders of the richness and diversity of the world,” she writes.

“In all, this urban oasis is a place where work and leisure seamlessly coexist, where the spirit of adventure is celebrated, and where every day feels like a new journey waiting to unfold,” Melissa writes.




  • Dining table — Wayfair
  • Chairs — Walmart
  • Our kitchen island — Wayfair



  • Soleil half bath rug — Opalhouse
  • Soap dispenser — Opalhouse

Thanks, Melissa and Avaneesh!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.