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Apartment Therapy reveals best and tiniest in
Small Cool home contest

December 31, 2009 |  9:33 am
Small cool home

I have been compulsively clicking my way through Apartment Therapy's fifth annual Small Cool contest, which they have re-posted as part of their "Best of 2009" highlights.

Last March, the design blog invited readers to submit photos of their small spaces in five categories: "Teeny-Tiny," (300 square feet and under), "Tiny," (no less than 300 square feet but no bigger than 600 square feet), "Little," (no less than 600 square feet but no bigger than 900 square feet), "Small," (no less than 900 square feet but no bigger than a whopping 1,200 square feet) and "International," (all non-U.S. entries under 1,200 square feet).

Smallagain The grand-prize winner was a carefully curated 478-square-foot apartment in San Francisco. (Lack of wall space has not, you'll see, crimped their picture-hanging style.)

While there were no local winners, I do love the open kitchen, dining and living room, pictured above and at right, in this 1,200 square foot Los Angeles competitor. The couple tore down two walls that enclosed the kitchen to make the small space feel much larger.

To look at all the entries, click here.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credits: Al Quattrocchi