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Meet Fabrice Grinda, the Minimalist in the $6 Million LES Penthouse

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

As he rang in 2015, Fabrice Grinda, a 41-year-old tech entrepreneur from France, took stock of his life. He’d been living out of suitcases for the past four years, globetrotting and swinging between upscale hotels and top-notch Airbnbs. He decided it was time to “partially re-materialize.” Not settle down with a white picket fence (horrors!) — nothing drastic — but simply find a simple New York landing pad he could call his own.

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Here’s What That ‘Sad Kitchen Shower’ Apartment Looks Like Today

(Photo by Scott Lynch)

(Photo by Scott Lynch)

About a year ago, local media flew into a tizzy when Gothamist came across a listing for a most unusual abode. “This New York Apartment Is So Cramped The Shower Is Actually In The Kitchen,” wrote Buzzfeed. “Someone Is Paying $1,795/Month For This Sad Kitchen Shower,” blared Curbed.  Even the The New Yorker went for a jaunt around the premises, curious to catalogue this rare species.

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