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Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser’s 580 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin in Hollywood

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If the name Vincent Kartheiser doesn’t ring a bell he’s a star actor in the TV series Mad Men.

And what’s interesting about him is that he chooses to live in a 580 sq. ft. tiny cabin in Hollywood with his fiancée.

It was remodeled to look “Japanese-industrial” as he calls it and has a few pretty unique space saving features.

For instance, instead of a murphy bed, his bed simply raises to the ceiling when it’s not being used.

Related: Mad Men TV Star Sells his Small Hollywood Cottage


Photos by Joe Pugliese/Dwell

When he wants privacy in the bedroom a large thick red curtain is available to enclose the space in. It’s stored in the built in wooden closet that you can see in the photo above to the left of the bed in the corner of the room. You can also see the railing on the ceiling for the curtain.

I encourage you to enjoy the rest of this article below:

Another unique part about Vincent’s cabin is his bathroom/shower. It’s open but can be enclosed for privacy by sliding the shoju-like screen doors which cover the closet space. See below:


Photos by Joe Pugliese/Dwell

There’s even a second bathroom which kind of surprised me. That goes to show you how well designed it is by Funn Roberts (the designer).

Outside there’s a private courtyard with a covered seating area and a fire pit to gather around.

Funn Roberts did an amazing job of maximizing every square inch of this place. I encourage you to take the complete photo tour over at Dwell right here.

And read the original article, also at Dwell, right here.

Related: Mad Men TV Star Sells his Small Hollywood Cottage


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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Sally
    January 8, 2014, 12:40 pm

    I love the use of sliding or pocket doors in a smaller home. If two people are sharing a space, the TV junkie’s headphones may stop the noise, but doesn’t stop the flickering light annoying the sensitive artistic type who wants to read in peace 🙂 A curtain’s fine under some circumstances, but a door can save a marriage or relationship.

  • Richard Rose
    July 29, 2014, 3:03 pm

    I’ve often heard it said that if you want to save the ‘romance’ in a marriage, be sure to close the bathroom door….LOL. In this case, well, I suppose it would be like ‘live-aboard’ living on a boat. Not much privacy there either. On a positive note; it’s well and tastefully done. Kudos.

  • Cosy
    July 29, 2014, 8:42 pm

    Very zen. I like it.

  • July 31, 2014, 6:23 am

    First, I really appreciate the truly innovative thought apparent in the featured designs! As a tool to test and simulate the use of space, I developed MockWall Systems. It is an efficient way to mock up and simulate the spaces full size. Full scale allows application of mock furniture and equipment to review circulation, storage etc. Testing and modifying the space plan before you build can save time and money. Please take a look at our web site, http://www.mockwallsystems.com. Hoping someday soon, I will post our tiny house!

  • Carleigh
    July 31, 2014, 11:39 am

    Here’s a link to more photos, including kitchen and courtyard…I love it – except sharing wet shower doors with dry closet…

  • Elle
    July 31, 2014, 12:08 pm

    This space is really beautiful with extremely high-end finishes that are sweet. However, it would have been nice to really see where all these spaces are situated. I went to Dwell on the link. There are most images but no sense of how these connect to one another. The house could be 200 sf or 10,000 sf from the pictures.

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