Most people buy furniture for their house. Christopher Florentino, aka Flore, bought a house for his furniture. The Brooklyn-born painter, whose work draws on graffiti and street art, has had a lifelong obsession with midcentury modern, amassing furniture from the period since he was a teen. His collection finally found a home when he discovered a Gene Leedy–designed 1963 ranch house in Winter Haven, Florida, on Instagram. When Christopher spotted a limited-edition polka-dot version of George Nelson’s 1956 Marshmallow Sofa on Craigslist, he called the seller and offered her $1,000 on the spot. "She said, ‘If you can be here in fifteen minutes, it’s yours,’" he recalls. Apparently, she was really ready to get rid of it. "As soon as I got there, she pushed it down the stairs," he says. He had it reupholstered in Alexander Girard’s "Double Triangles" fabric, which, at $1,400 for the total yardage, cost more than the sofa itself.