The Fifth Unit

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“I was worried about feeling claustrophobic, but with high ceilings, it doesn’t,” says Heidi Hu of her 11 1/2-foot-wide living room. The slide-out kitchen pantry storage under the stairs further maximizes the space.

On the tiny former site of a dilapidated garage, a new, ultra-skinny home soars. 

Curated Life

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“My aesthetic is a fairly modern take with a mixture of vintage to offset it,” says Facer. Case in point: a pair of sleek Eames chairs around the dining table are illuminated by an antique store letter “R.”

In a diminutive Pearl District apartment, every object plays its part to expand the space.

Little & Luxe 

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Once a dark space hemmed in by walls of bamboo outside, the upstairs has become an elegant, light-filled apartment. “We wanted to find a balance between a modern and period feel,” Becca Werlin says.

Attention to detail adds style and longevity to a North Portland duplex conversion. 

Home Furnishings for Small Spaces

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Products and lessons to live by for the small house and apartment.

This article appeared in the April 2013 issue of Portland Monthly.
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