we got the apartment!
We were approved yesterday for our new apartment! This is the one we
loved so much on Sunday, the apartment that Paul and I will move into
on the first day of 2007.
Some more about it:
the building is in a neighborhood we have dubbed “Si-Fi” on b.la, as my post this morning explains
we are close to Silverlake, close to downtown, and within ten minutes of almost every goth club or event
the apartment itself is in a 1920s Italianate style townhouse building, only instead of being compact like a San Francisco building, it’s sprawling to take up more of the L.A. space.
the garage is dug into the hill under the house
there are three tall west-facing windows, with the original imperfect glass, in the living room
there are gleaming hardwood floors and classic plaster moldings in every room
there is a full sized dining room
the kitchen has the original 1940s gas range stove, perfectly working & clean
there is a dishwasher AND a washer/dryer!
the apartment is old enough to have a separate linen closet outside the bathroom that is just like the one we had in my parents’ 1929 house
there is one bathroom with a mid-century tub and pedestal sink
the smaller bedroom is the perfect size for a home office -slash- guest room
the larger bedroom is big enough for a queen sized bed AND furniture
the master bedroom also has French doors that open up onto a patio on top of the garages
the patio is HUGE and will look amazing with a few planters and wrought-iron patio furniture, and I intend to drink my cafe au lait out there on weekends
the building is done in mauve, pink and cream, with native California plants in the strip of garden by the sidewalk, and all of it is immaculately kept
deposit is only a half month’s rent because our new landlords prefer to rent to tenants they can trust, so they don’t have to ask as much deposit
it is totally gorgeous and totally unique, yet exactly what I wanted
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