Actor's 580 Square Foot Cabin

By Angela Elias

The bed is on a pulley (with a counterweight in the closet) so the actor can raise it out of the way in the daytime.

While some of Tinseltown's finest might prefer to live large, Vincent Kartheiser (aka Mad Men's Pete Campbell) makes limited square footage look lavish! Featured in Dwell's November Small Spaces issue, the Minnesota-born actor lets us into his 580-square-foot cabin designed by Funn Roberts. Decorated in an aesthetic that Kartheiser describes as "Japanese-industrial," the home's simple yet luxurious design is infused with enough smart space-saving ideas to make your head spin. A coffee table that turns into a fireplace, a sink crafted from a boulder from a friend's property, and a suspended bed that makes Murphy versions seem like a waste of wall space are just some of the customized highlights. See the nooks and crannies we're most excited about, and pick up a copy of Dwell's November issue for even more photos of this efficient cabin!

Kartheiser raises his suspended bed every morning to make even more room during the day. The bed's pulley system includes a 300-pound steel weight that's concealed in his closet!

Here's the bathroom sink-as-boulder, mentioned above. It can be closed off from the  main space by the rolling shoji screen.


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Photos by Joe Pugliese, courtesy Dwell.

Originally Published in Casa Sugar

10/23/2013