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It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to fit into a preexisting 1,500-square-foot space.

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  Architect Grant explains that the recessed orange wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction.  Photo by Kent Dayton.
    Architect Grant explains that the recessed orange wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction. Photo by Kent Dayton.
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  Working within an empty shell, the design had to accommodate plumbing fixtures and existing concrete floors and ceilings.  Photo by Kent Dayton.
    Working within an empty shell, the design had to accommodate plumbing fixtures and existing concrete floors and ceilings. Photo by Kent Dayton.
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  During the day, Dayton’s guest bedroom easily doubles as his photography studio.  Photo by Kent Dayton.
    During the day, Dayton’s guest bedroom easily doubles as his photography studio. Photo by Kent Dayton.
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  A folding bed and pullout bedside tables make the transition from photography studio to bedroom painless.  Photo by Kent Dayton.
    A folding bed and pullout bedside tables make the transition from photography studio to bedroom painless. Photo by Kent Dayton.
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  If Dayton is in the middle of a project, a large sliding door closes off the space entirely.  Photo by Kent Dayton.
    If Dayton is in the middle of a project, a large sliding door closes off the space entirely. Photo by Kent Dayton.

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