We all know TV programs are fake, but for New Yorkers, nothing drives that home more than the sight of the gargantuan Manhattan apartments depicted on shows like "Friends," "Seinfeld" or "How I Met Your Mother." And now, thanks to Inaki Aliste Lizarralde, you can see how absurdly spacious they look in plan view.
Spain-based Lizarralde is an interior designer with an odd, if fascinating hobby: "In my free time I make detailed floorplans based [on] famous TV shows and movies."
Lizarralde's not limited to NYC-based shows, nor particular genres or eras; alongside the pads of Carrie Bradshaw are Lucy & Ricky Ricardo's pre-war (amusingly done in black & white), Frasier's luxury digs in Seattle, the house from Up, and even the humble abode of the Simpsons, to name just a few.
Lizarralde sells the illustrations on Etsy, each in a variety of scales—with attendantly higher or lower prices. That concept, at least, will strike a note of reality with city dwellers: You can have it bigger, but you'll have to shell out.