House Tour: A 320-Square-Foot 1972 Cabin in California

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My partner Stephanie and I bought this 320-square-foot fixed upper-floor cottage in an old mining town in California to use as a vacation home. I am a visual designer and want to create a golden country atmosphere while adding the personal touch of old Hungary. (Some furniture was shipped from Budapest.) I am a modernist who likes retro designs and admires handmade products. Small space is my specialty [apartment therapy visited another Su’s home a few years ago], and my identity will definitely shine in my work. Exquisite details are the most interesting part of decorating a space. I tend to spend more time thinking about sourcing from nature or upgrading recycling and how it functions and interacts in space.


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After more than a year of uninterrupted work, "Heidi's Gold Nugget" was completed. We named it after Stephanie’s aunt and combined the history of gold mining in the town.


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My favorite room is the bathroom. I am very happy to design this space because I want to give it the same warmth as the rest of the cabin. The bathroom is usually on the colder side. I built this small medicine cabinet using existing old shelves and vintage mirrors purchased from eBay. Old-fashioned sinks are upgraded with golden hardware. The artwork on the wall was once hung in an old apartment in Budapest. On the shelf are objects from nature and a piece of antler found in the property. It feels like the smallest museum in the woods.


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Describe the style of your home in 5 words or less: the hut in a mining town in 1972.


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The last thing I bought for the cottage was a board game! I have games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Chinese Checkers, Jengo, etc., as well as some jigsaw games for those comfortable nights.


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My advice to decorate a house like this is to avoid IKEA or newly produced furniture. Design a home with high-quality old-fashioned furniture to be more affectionate and add personal identity to your space!

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