Update: The artist Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde informed us that he’s been banned from deviantART for using “registered characters and trademarks,” so we took down his photos from this post. You can still check out the floorplans at RedBubble, artician, and Pinterest.
Even after Sex and the City wrapped in 2004, we still obsess over Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment. It’s the ultimate in wish-fulfillment for single girls in Manhattan: Located a little out of the way but there’s always a cab available (or Big’s private car), and the interior is unbelievably huge. In fact, whenever I watch repeats I experience a mix of vicarious delight and ugly envy. Even in the pre-recession era, as a writer Carrie had no chance in hell of affording a place that nice! And yet, we’re meant to believe that all of her “I couldn’t help but wonder”s financed this spacious abode with a sizeable kitchen, huge closet, and a bedroom and living room? Yeah, right.
With all that said, check out these awesome TV apartment floorplans! (Hey, I may resent Carrie, but I love ogling her place.) Artist Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde has painstakingly recreated the apartments we grew up watching, with an astonishing attention to detail. In addition to Carrie’s place, he’s also tackled the apartments from Friends, Frasier, and The Big Bang Theory.
You have to wonder how many Sex and the City episodes Lizzaralde sat through to get all the details of Carrie’s place, from the type of chairs she curls up in to what’s hanging in her closet.
And if you thought that was impressive, look at his rendering of the mirror-image apartments from Friends! Monica’s anal-retentive kitchen and Joey’s beloved Barcaloungers… it’s all there.
Of course, this sets my blood to boiling again because it’s even more unbelievable that they can afford these places, even considering how they basically cram 4-5 of the friends in there at one time. Don’t get me wrong, I love my new apartment in Brooklyn… but I traded having a living room and roof for residing in a somewhat shady neighborhood where I’m the minority. Looking at these floorplans, you get the sense that Carrie and Rachel and co. didn’t have to make any sacrifices to live the high life in NYC.
Photos: HBO and nikneuk on deviantART