Name: Curry Hackett
Location: Howard University/Shaw — Washington, D.C.
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: Renting, 1.5 years
The apartment that Curry has lived in for one and a half years couldn't be anymore perfect for his diverse pursuits, which include graphic design, vintage furniture collecting, and playing the trombone. He's also the founder of Hackreative, a multidisciplinary design studio specializing in placemaking, visual design, and creative direction. Finding a home in one of the most competitive housing markets (where finding enough room for all of these varied pursuits and neighbors who aren't within earshot) isn't easy. But with some good karma and even better connections, Curry landed the ultimate holy grail of rentals in a wood shop-turned-residence in the heart of Washington, D.C.