Toy House: Tiny Taipei Apartment Customized for a Collector



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What do you do with all your stuff when you’re a collector, but live in a tiny apartment? For one Taipei couple, the answer was to have the interior of their 538-square-foot flat in the Wanli District customized by KC Design Studio to store and display dozens of toys and LEGO structures, making their quirky and fun hobby an essential part of their decor. The result is a three-level space taking advantage of the full ceiling height to maintain an open, uncluttered feel.

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The front door leads past a bathroom and into a small, minimalist kitchen with black granite countertops and concrete floors. Two floating copper steps lead to the wood-floored living room where larger-scale toys share space with the couch. A generously-sized floor-to-ceiling glass door visually expands the space out to the balcony.

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Another set of stairs offers built-in storage for the kitchen as well as access to the sleeping loft, which is large enough for a queen-sized mattress and a closet and can be closed off from the rest of the apartment with sliding curtain panels.

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Of course, the real star of this apartment is the wall of gray cabinetry hiding some items while spotlighting others. Some of the niches are lined in mirrors and illuminated from above to show off the residents’ most prized toys, and additional storage is stacked on top.

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