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    Default A studio apartment in Bordeaux


    Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times
    Jérémie Buchholtz , a freelance photographer, converted a dilapidated garage in Bordeaux into a studio apartment at a cost of 140,000 euros ($187,362). The new double-glazed glass portion of the facade is hidden behind a honey-colored pine door which slides shut to cover the facade and keep out prying eyes.









    On Location | Bordeaux - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

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    Very good use of space. Not bad at all.
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    It's very deceiving from the outside, I would have thought it to be rustic inside but instead it's cold and sterile.

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    Very nice! I wish I had a small space like this to share with my little guy, I think it's awesome.
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    The exterior reminds me of a mate's shed. I half expected the interior to be filled with bike parts and gardening tools.
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    Hell no.
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    Oh my, it's the Tardis. Very clever use of space.

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    it's a really cool space but i'm not a fan of what he did with the big cube/mezzanine - it's a cool idea but i don't like the colour or material, and instead of that uncomfortable built-in sofa it has i would have just had more closet space instead, or shelving or something, or left it empty and put a real sofa in the space instead, even if you lose the drawers on the bottom. not a fan of the dining room table or coffee table either.
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    I like the idea but not the execution.
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    i love small spaces to live in, this is nice. I'd redecorate though
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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfette View Post
    It's very deceiving from the outside, I would have thought it to be rustic inside but instead it's cold and sterile.
    ^what I thought, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylady View Post
    The exterior reminds me of a mate's shed. I half expected the interior to be filled with bike parts and gardening tools.
    I might have preferred that, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    I like the idea but not the execution.
    ^this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    it's a really cool space but i'm not a fan of what he did with the big cube/mezzanine - it's a cool idea but i don't like the colour or material, and instead of that uncomfortable built-in sofa it has i would have just had more closet space instead, or shelving or something, or left it empty and put a real sofa in the space instead, even if you lose the drawers on the bottom. not a fan of the dining room table or coffee table either.
    Yes, with such a small space why put that big imposing cube in it? What is wrong with a simple, airy, open loft?

    The built-in sofa looks so uncomfortable and the bed would feel to me as if I were sleeping in a big Tupperware tray or something. Ugh.
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    It hides the bathroom (& provides storage) is my guess since we haven seen a bathroom.



    Also my guess is that his parent/s live in the house that he converted the garage of...
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    ^^^
    yeah, bathroom. i've seen the same cube concept before in other lofts and open type living spaces. it's kind of a cool idea except i don't like windowless bathrooms. i have one now and it's the one thing i don't like about my flat, but at least it's got a ventilation system and a door, and it's roomier than the bathroom cube.
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