Camila VillafaƱe

By Camila VillafaƱe

LifeBuzz Staff

Virginia Man Was Fed Up With Traffic Around His Home, What He Did Next Was Pure Genius.

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Smart Renovations

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Sammi's friend, Hannan, had done a fantastic job. He'd managed to highlight the different elements that remained intact through the years, such as the brick walls and the wooden floors, while also making the place a bit more efficient and livable. He strategically moved the heating and cooling system to a tiny attic, but he also played around with the furniture, by installing space-saving cabinets, which allowed him to include a water heater and a washer-dryer unit he stacked on top of each other.

Renters

Renters

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Despite doing several alterations, the house still maintained that "1930s feel" to it, which is something Sammis had wanted from the very beginning. The "Spite House" is so tiny, that it's really similar to a small ship cabin, which is one of the reasons why Sammis rents it out occasionally. Apparently, some people want to test out what it's like to be in such a confined space before embarking on an ocean cruise.

1930S

1930S

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Houses in the 1930s were a it more modest and functional way back during the Depression era. Modesty, affordability and functionality were the main priority back then, and despite the economy having a few hiccups, houses were still getting built left and right. People were building large homes, but not Hollensbury! He spent a few bucks coming up with a house so tiny, it could fit in an alleyway, and now, it was Sammi's very own dream home. And everyone was impressed with how much work he put into the house.

Spectacular Space

Spectacular Space

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People were shocked to see that a full-sized sofa is able to fit in the living room. It's located right in front of a decorative wooden mantelpiece, and right at the end of the living room, there's a tiny stairway with its banister and molding completely restored which leads to the second floor. But Hannan couldn't afford to waste any space, so he used the empty room underneath the stairs and installed some cupboards for extra storage. But the kitchen was one of the most important rooms for Sammis.

Kitchen Galore

Kitchen Galore

Inside the kitchen area, you can find a wooden table that's strategically pushed against a wall. Three people can easily fit in there too, but the table can also be pulled away to accommodate four or more diners. Hammis made sure to give Sammis the possibility of entertaining more people in his kitchen, which is why he placed a built-in bench at the end of the counter. There's also a four-burner stove, with a tiny kitchen counter with a sink.

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