This guy’s 258 square foot apartment is better than my house.
I am fascinated with the small house movement. There is just something about well-designed small living spaces that makes me want one! I could never imagine a way to make 258 square feet into anything but a fantastic closet, but designer Barbara Appolooni found a way to make it into a luxurious apartment equipped with a bathroom, kitchen, closet, bed, and balcony.
When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 258 square feet apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it.
Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Christian says its design was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.
The apartment is pretty fantastic, no? I was especially impressed with the glass shower and sink. It’s nice that he didn’t have to sacrifice function. I thought the eating space was especially creative. The neighborhood in Barcelona is expensive and I’m sure it’s hard to find affordable real estate. With that view, I bet he’s living large for a lot cheaper than most people buying in that area.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Christian, here’s his photography website.
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