Name: Marcus, Alicia and Phoenix Brandon
Location: Prospect Lefferts Gardens — Brooklyn, New York
Size: 700 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting
First of all, this beautiful apartment has a private elevator. Call in, beam up, doors open and you're there. It's a wildly easier ride than a fifth-floor brownstone walk-up and definitely one of Marcus and Alicia's favorite aspects of their home. But don't let the personal elevator fool you into thinking this couple and their young son live in an expensively decorated home. Marcus and Alicia furnished their whole apartment for under $4000.