Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Home Sweet Home (To Be)

We found the best apartment ever. Its in a revitalized historic district, with most buildings dating to the very early 1900's. Its got loads of character, loads of storage, and best of all.....its HUGE!!! We're going from an 8 X 8 living room to an entire floor. We have central air and heat, a washer and dryer in the apartment (now I really feel spoiled!) and a dishwasher whose name is not WB. (Though we still have a cook whose name is Synge)

I circled the whole gigantic area of the space that is our apartment in red, just because I am that much of a show off. Also it makes me very happy to see.


This is our entrance and ours alone. The apartment downstairs enters from a side door, so we have a front porch all to ourselves. Nice.


In addition to having a front porch all to ourselves, we have that humongous 2nd floor side balcony for fun summertime barbecues...its a little slanted, so drunk people can just slide right off.


This is the park directly across the street from the apartment. There are several fountains and lots of benches and some really nice flowers in this little park. If you walk about a block, there's this huge hill overlooking the river. Gorgeous.


This is the master bedroom. The photo does not do it justice. It alone is much bigger than our entire apartment now. WB got lost in this room alone, it was so huge.

This is the master bathroom. Two sinks. Count 'em. One...two! Right now our bathroom sink is smaller than an 8.5 X 11 piece of paper. The mirror shot is just for Mim.


This is the nursery, which we referred to as the "office" in front of the fabulous man who showed us the apartment. It has this great little super sunny nook (where WB and my adorable mother are looking) which is perfect for a rocking chair. I've already dubbed it the breastfeeding nook.

This is one of the 2 huge windows in the breastfeeding nook. Though I guess technically its a door, but whatever. Window, door...its still incredibly sunny.

This is the great room. and believe me, it is great. Its a living room, kitchen and dining room (eat in kitchen) all in one...with 2 working gas fireplaces!!! I peed in my pants a little when I heard that one. The kitchen is all redone with bamboo floors (a renewable resource, so that makes me happy) and counter tops made from recycled hardwood. I was impressed that they made an effort to be green.
My incredibly handsome WB in the kitchen space offering everyone gum, because he's just super polite like that. Also, he's super handsome and smart and funny and perfect.
Oh yeah, and all the appliances in the kitchen are new.


One of the working fireplaces in the great room, on the living room side of the kitchen island. The floors here are antique and the built in bookshelves are screaming to be filled with our many boxes of books.

Behold the miraculous machines which will make our lives blissful and about 90% easier. Also note the storage space. We're going from an apartment with one closet (and I use that term loosely, mind you) to an apartment with a downstairs hallway closet, 2 closets in the master bedroom, one in the nursery, and storage space above the closets in addition to this utility room. I can hoard sentimental crap to my heart's content! Also not pictured is the 2nd full bathroom...that's right, two full baths...with bathtubs! do you know how of longed for and dreamt about having an apartment with a bathtub? And now I got me 2 of em! I'm never leaving home again!

And the best thing about the apartment? Its 4 blocks from my good friend Muffin Face (who I adore beyond belief), and Muffin Face loves to cook. A lot. Could we be any luckier?


14 comments:

hoosier steve said...

It looks great, and I think I know about where it is (I spent a lot of time aimlessly driving around town when I moved there. The big question Is there room for an ironing board?!?!?!?!
Congrats, I wish I could help you guys move in, but alas I am halfway across the country, but I'll bethinking of you.

CHANTEUSE said...

congratulations! that place looks amazing - and after living in that 5th floor closet in manhattan you totally deserve a fantastic home. 2 fireplaces, a dishwasher and a washer/dryer! maybe i should move to richmond...

David said...

Ok. My favorite pic and caption is the one of WB offering gum. Also, has he lost weight? Like a lot of weight? He looks good.

MAH

Mim said...

Thanks for the special picture in a mirror...before I read that it was for Moi, I stared at it, loving it, oh a reflection shot. Oh yeah, the apartment...it's FABULOUS. I remember when we moved down from our Brooklyn tiny apartment to our big Richmond apartment. Woo hoo! We're so happy for you both.

Le Synge Bleu said...

i don't know what this richmond place you all speak of is - we're moving to river city, dixieland.

hoosier steve, you made me pee in my pants -i forgot about the ironing board (and i still don't iron)


mr. artsy hotpants (or david)that's my favorite picture too. yes, he has lost weight. we both did from our super diet. i've just gained all mine back.

Sarah said...

That place is beautiful and amazing. I can't wait to bring you a lasanga and see you all cozy in your nursing nook (we'll just maintain the illusion for a few more months that having a baby is 100% peaceful nursing moments!)
I can't wait to see it in person!

Jessica said...

WOW!! So sweet! And not so far from an old place of ours...

That apartment is fab!

bruce said...

WOW! Congrats on the new space...

I'm Tia's hubbie, I saw your message. I have a very good friend that uses the expression, "You're right where you need to be." alot. It has a good association to me, so seeing you use it, and reading your blog, I'm happy to meet you!

Good luck! Can't wait to find our new space, although getting there is providing all kinds of fun adventures!

Tia said...

Thank you for the encouraging words on our blog... You are right, it always helps to hear that, over and over. Fortunately those less inspired moments have passed me and I feel myself falling more and more into the rythm of living on the road. The only thing I wish for is showers without shoes on.... ;-)

I can't believe I haven't been on your blog for so long that I have completely missed on baby news and all the other new developments. Time to link you so you're not "out of sight"... I always enjoy visiting.

Mica said...

I know the corner. Classic Richmond, with the 15 foot ceilings! mah-velous, dah-links!
I cannot wait to slide drunk off yer porch.

hoosier steve said...

did you pee quietly?

JB said...

Yeah - I will start cooking now! I love you guys and NY's loss is my gain!!!- Muffinface

Jon said...

WOW, that is quite a move up. I am VERY happy for you. You, WB, and baby deserve all this and more.

Arties32 said...

You'll love my sister's cooking and now I have a little one to come visit when I go to Richmond :) Apartment looks beautiful ! No more shmathroom. You get the real thing!