I'm now living half a block from my old place, in a bi-level loft apartment with my boyfriend Todd. He moved across the bay from Oakland, increasing his commute to work, but ensuring that my commute didn't have to change since it already takes me an hour each way (tonight: make that 1.5 hours due to a car stuck on the train tracks).
As many people have expressed interest, I finally took pictures of the new place and thought I would share. Our biggest complaint about the new place is the kitchen. We have very few cabinets and even fewer drawers, so storing everything is a bit of a challenge. I think we've made the most of it, though, and I'm happy with how things have turned out. We did have the landlords replace the 24 year old microwave and dishwasher, and they offered to renovate the entire kitchen at first, but scheduling and arranging the details of all of that was becoming incredibly difficult considering that our landlords live about an hour out of town. So we settled for appliances.
And now for pictures (click to enlarge).
|This is a converted warehouse, so the window is huge and the outside wall and ceiling are concrete.|
|View from the entry hall looking toward the living room|
|The closet area upstairs where we have our dressers (and hanging clothes along the wall to the left)|
|The bathroom is underneath the upstairs closet area, immediately to the left of the front door.|
|The kitchen with no storage - and our IKEA shelf solution.|
|View from the bedroom|