The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser

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October 21, 2013
Originally published in Small Spaces Big Ideas
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Inside the Actor's Studio
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  In the living area of actor Vincent Kartheiser’s Hollywood cabin, redesigned by Funn Roberts to maximize every last inch of space, an Eames lounge chair and ottoman mix with a couch and coffee table by Cisco Home from HD Buttercup. The table in the main room is from West Elm.
    In the living area of actor Vincent Kartheiser’s Hollywood cabin, redesigned by Funn Roberts to maximize every last inch of space, an Eames lounge chair and ottoman mix with a couch and coffee table by Cisco Home from HD Buttercup. The table in the main room is from West Elm.
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  “What often happens in our relationship is I come to Funn with an idea and he makes it into something livable.” —Vincent Kartheiser
    “What often happens in our relationship is I come to Funn with an idea and he makes it into something livable.” —Vincent Kartheiser
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  The bed was designed to hang from the ceiling and can be hoisted up and pulled down as needed.
    The bed was designed to hang from the ceiling and can be hoisted up and pulled down as needed.
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  The bed is counterbalanced by a 300-pound weight.
    The bed is counterbalanced by a 300-pound weight.
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  When not in use as the headboard, the large redwood slab folds down to become a desk.
    When not in use as the headboard, the large redwood slab folds down to become a desk.
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  A curtain slides across for privacy.    This originally appeared in How to Design with Red.
    A curtain slides across for privacy.
    This originally appeared in How to Design with Red.
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  Custom shoji-inspired screens of Roberts’s design conceal the closet and extend to provide privacy for the adjacent shower and soaking tub.
    Custom shoji-inspired screens of Roberts’s design conceal the closet and extend to provide privacy for the adjacent shower and soaking tub.
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  He worked with Kartheiser’s existing appliances in the kitchen, trading the old cabinetry for new teak.
    He worked with Kartheiser’s existing appliances in the kitchen, trading the old cabinetry for new teak.
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  Roberts found the Montauk black slate, which he continued in a second bath.
    Roberts found the Montauk black slate, which he continued in a second bath.
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  “I believe that whenever you’re hiring an artist, and Funn is an artist, he’s going to do his best work if he’s trusted,” says Kartheiser.
    “I believe that whenever you’re hiring an artist, and Funn is an artist, he’s going to do his best work if he’s trusted,” says Kartheiser.
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  Kartheiser’s private courtyard includes a covered seating area and fire pit, designed by Roberts.
    Kartheiser’s private courtyard includes a covered seating area and fire pit, designed by Roberts.
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  Kartheiser's courtyard also includes a dry sauna with a ceiling made from 2,500 pieces of wood.
    Kartheiser's courtyard also includes a dry sauna with a ceiling made from 2,500 pieces of wood.
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  The area includes a Wally planter from Woolly Pocket near the custom steel-and-glass doors.
    The area includes a Wally planter from Woolly Pocket near the custom steel-and-glass doors.
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