In NYC we may lovingly call our apartments "shoe boxes" but until now, we didn't take it too seriously. And, while you may have heard about the little old lady that lives in a shoe, we bet you didn't know she was so much more than a fairytale. Yes, she's alive and kicking and living in a lace-up white boot with a black chunky platform (in rural PA). The house, which was built by a shoe salesman in 1948, is 1,500 square-feet with five floors of living space. There's a kitchen in the heel, a spare bathroom underneath the laces, and three bedrooms with a whole lotta sole soul. The best part? The unique abode is decked out with 1,000 pairs of decorative shoes, making the space one helluva shoe box. Carrie Bradshaw, eat your heart out.
It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City apartment that’s set at the top of a six-story building. read
If you're having visitors for this long weekend, we congratulate you for being such a good person. With all the extra details hosting requires, it's practically like taking up a part-time job while you're supposed to be having a break. Clean sheets, towels, and a stocked fridge are all musts, but blogger Joanna Goddard of read