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May 6, 2013
Whether it’s a first apartment or a penthouse in the sky, these notoriously small spaces can house big style. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite fancy flats.
White living room with pops of color

Designer Jaime Hayon and his family took Dwell on a tour of his newly renovated apartment in Valencia, Spain. They filled the late-18th-century flat with vintage finds and Hayon’s own designs and prototypes. Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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Beer-garden table with hanging lamps

 

Brussels-based designer Christiane Högner filled her rented apartment with repurposed flea market finds and found pieces. 
Photo by: Céline Clanet
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The Weiners’ first stab at a decorative green roof went awry when workers installed the fabric membrane incorrectly; the plants didn’t thrive, and 
soil leached down the drain, causing a backup in the yard below. But with the help of an artist friend—–and

An artist friend helped artists Lawrence and Alice Weiner create a thriving roof garden atop their apartment building. Photo by Dean Kaufman

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The original white-oak floors were continued into the kitchen and ebonized throughout the apartment.

 

When Sacramento designer Curtis Popp built an apartment on top of his existing 1950s ranch-style home for his father, he made the 800-square-foot space modern and comfortable. Photo by Mike Graffigna
 
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Amsterdam apartment living room

 

An American design couple renovated a 1630s warehouse in Amsterdam. They embraced its simplicity with a dining table and chairs by Piet Hein Eek and a Tufty Time sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia. Photo by Rene Mesman
 
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Originally appeared in Vertical Challenge
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White living room with pops of color

Designer Jaime Hayon and his family took Dwell on a tour of his newly renovated apartment in Valencia, Spain. They filled the late-18th-century flat with vintage finds and Hayon’s own designs and prototypes. Photo by: Nienke Klunder

Photo by Nienke Klunder.

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