New York Apartment Turned Into Cluttered Cabin: Hit or Miss?


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Rob Schleifer's family has lived in this rent-controlled New York fifth floor walkup since 1947, and for much of that time he has been hauling stuff up to it, turning it into a faux cabin in the woods. "I'm always yearning for the mountains and pristine wilderness," he tells Ralph Blumenthal of the New York Times, so he brought it to Manhattan.

For an avowed modernist minimalist, I find this perversely attractive; Ralph Lauren could not have done a better job; a completely different kind of clutter than last weeks's New York Apartment. Check out the Times' panorama view.