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BY ESTELLE PYPER
“I didn’t think I could afford it,” Anderson
said. “I thought the closest I could get was
like, moving in with a boyfriend and splitting
the rent. But because of this new career
— this new journey that I’ve been on, I fi nally
decided that I was going to do it.”
After moving from Albany and sharing
an apartment for five years, the young
singer took the leap last year and scored
a one-bedroom on 34th Avenue. And this
isn’t the first time Anderson’s let us into a
piece of her life — a year ago she spoke
to BORO about her successful career as a
singer and performer, and it’s this unique
career that’s allowed her to fulfill her onebedroom
dream. This time, we were lucky
enough to get a glimpse inside her photogenic
home and witness how Anderson
lives her life off the stage.
“I don’t have a ‘normal’ adult job. I don’t
wake up early. I don’t have a car — you
know, things I associated with being an
‘adult’ when I was a kid. So when I got
this, I finally felt like, ‘Oh my God — I’m an
adult now!’” Anderson joked. “My whole
life I’ve wanted to have my own place and
decorate it however I want.”
For one thing, it’s spotless.
“My apartment actually looks like this all
the time,” Anderson admitted.
It’s natural for people to tidy up for
guests here and there, but Anderson’s
apartment is always picture-perfect. Her
vision from the start was to create a “3-D
Pinterest board,” and that’s exactly what it
feels like. I immediately wanted to mimic
everything for my own home.
“Growing up, my family was lower-middle
class,” Anderson said. “The house was
always clean and well-decorated, but, you
know, we didn’t grow up with nice things.
I knew when I had my own place I wanted
nice things. Not like a mahogany bed set
It’s always been Robyn
Adele Anderson’s dream
to have her own place.