Since winning Apartment Therapy's 2006 Small, Cool Contest, the couple showed up in the pages of Dwell and the photos still float around the internet. I don't even think the couple lives in this loft anymore, but the design shows what's truly possible if you have some vertical space, and an almost-obsessive need to maximize every available inch.
Curious about the elements that make up the kitchen wall? They used "IKEA drawers fitted into frames made of construction lumber and cold-rolled steel from the local Handy Metal Mart, and galvanized boxes from The Container Store spot-welded together to fit silverware and utensils," according to Dwell.
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(Images: Misha Gravenor for Dwell Magazine)