Discover how homeowners in four cities are living large in small dwellings by maximizing art and architecture. Try some of their ideas in your small space.
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Architects John Maier and Ulrike Zelter put their creative skills to the test when they purchased a run-down 700-square-foot duplex in Austin. They aced the test by creating an ultra-modern home with simplistic decor with intricate storage space.
Sparse furnishings and custom built-ins define this home. A TV and office niche with sliding panel doors keeps the clutter of bills, videos and DVDs out of sight when entertaining. Bold lime green paint on the panel doors adds dramatic interest to the sparse decor.