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Smart idea: Enlarge the living room
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Smart idea: Enlarge the living room

Eighteen-foot ceilings and a wall of windows make the first floor of the Optimists' triplex feel larger than its 576 square feet. Floating shelves and a tangerine orange Sunbrella cushion pop against the neutrals. The coffee table is made from old shipping pallets—another smart detail.

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