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Home and office in just 670 square feet? For designer Randy Franks, small space inspires efficient living

May 21, 2011 |  6:00 am

Randy-Franks-bed
Randy-Franks-entranceInterior designer Randy Franks lives -- and works -- in a 670-square-foot condo by the shores of Montecito, near Santa Barbara. Given the economy of space, it's no surprise the ideas start at the front door.

He replaced 1960s amber windows with crocodile-patterned glass that transmits light but preserves privacy (and retains a period feel, unlike the frosted glass or white-foil windows used so often in modern construction).

He made one window operable, so ocean breezes flow in with the sun's ray.

And he added a skylight, which instantly changes the character of the space.

Writer Barbara Thornburg has the full story on Randy Franks' efficient design.

You can see the rest of the home in our photo gallery.

-- Craig Nakano

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