SECRET CLOSET

A 1-bedroom apartment for rent inside a beautiful little Craftsman apartment building in Los Feliz was teeming with charming period details, including this door that swiveled open to reveal a hidden closet with built-in bookcases. To see this unit, the property manager explained in a recorded greeting when you called, all you had to do was find the key under the mat in front of the building and let yourself in. I was so incredulous at how easy it was, after all my years of strenuous NYC apartment hunting, that I went and saw the place, put the key back and walked down to Vermont for lunch at Cafe Figaro, and then walked back and let myself in again just because I could.