Man Completely Transforms A Run-Down, 250-Square-Foot Apartment Into A Beautiful Space
Some people have a knack for looking at a space, creating a vision, and seeing that vision through. And Christian Schallert is certainly one of those people. Christian bought a severely dilapidated, 258-square-foot apartment in Barcelona’s trendy Born district. The state and size of the apartment completely terrified Christian’s mother, but he assured her that he had big plans for the space.
With the help of architect Barbara Appolloni, Christian transformed his apartment into a lego-like grid of hidden furniture and storage solutions. He said that the design was inspired by the clean lines of a small Japanese home, as well as the space-saving furniture found aboard boats.
Essentially, everything in Christian’s apartment is hidden in the walls. Wall panels open up to reveal his entire kitchen, including a fridge, freezer, sink, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and cabinets for storage.
Christian’s couch doubles as a bed. When it’s time to go to sleep, he simply retracts the bed from underneath the balcony space. He also has a small bathroom disguised as a closet, and lots of other storage solutions hidden throughout the apartment’s walls.
Shockingly enough, Christian has fit up to 40 people in his apartment at once. And his balcony makes for a perfect, relaxing retreat. To check out the full tour of Christian’s uniquely designed space, click on the video below!