Italian soccer player lives in a boutique

Andrea Vasa, 30, plays for a lower-level team in Italian pro soccer. He also has an unusual living arrangement -- he is living in a luxury apartment in Milan that also doubles as a boutique for German fashion designer Dirk Bikkembergs. As the London Guardian wrote:

Customers can barge in on him anytime the store is open.customers will be able to call on the player during shopping hours, wander round his home and rummage through his cupboards - packed with products ranging from "couture jackets to high-performance underwear".

Visitors must ring Vasa's doorbell, but there is every chance they will drop in to the apartment - located between the shirt department and the trouser rails - while he is catching a nap, drinking with friends or even taking a shower.

Vasa, who is single, will not be able to pick and choose guests. His role will be to be admired alongside the sunglasses, sweaters and football boots. In a concession to modesty, his shower is papered with pages from Gazzetta dello Sport.

It sounds like simultaneously a cool and bizarre deal -- free luxury housing plus use of a Porsche, as long as you don't mind total strangers coming in any time they wish. It's like being a living mannequin with maid service. I certainly hope Vasa, who is single, doesn't get the midday "urge" while perusing the copy of Playboy strategically placed in front of his couch (see photos below).

Hat tip to Deadspin.

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