Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Finally... pictures of our new apartment.  These were taken early in the morning the day we moved in.  So the apartment is a little dark.  And in my swoop with the camera, I neglected to take shots of our front windows and our courtyard.... but I'll post more as we get settled.  Right now, the whole thing is filled with boxes--some empty, some still full.  I've got the kitchen and bedroom basically unpacked, but there is an issue of storage space.  We knew it would come to that, didn't we?  Closets just don't exist over here and, well, I've got CLOTHES.  We've got a utility closet (incredibly!), but it's filled to the gills already.  And we've got a "cave", which basically means we've got a big storage room in the basement.  The problem is, it's all musty down there so we can't store extra clothes down there.  Looks like we're going to have to invest in a big wardrobe from ikea.  Oh well.

Anyway, on to the photos!

This is the view from the entryway.  At left is our second bedroom/office.  The hall leads to the kitchen, salle de bain (shower/sink room), toilet (in a separate room at right), and the bedroom.

This is the second bedroom/office (or more appropriately, where YOU will stay when you come visit!).  The door leads to the salle de bain.

Built-in shelves in our hallway.  Love the original doors, as well.  (This hallway is now filled with 7 of the overflow wardrobe boxes, the contents of which are waiting to be hung in a real wardrobe.  Woe is me.)

This is it!  The glorious kitchen!  It has a gas range, Smeg oven, dishwasher, and the fridge is even covered in the same wood so that it all looks so nice!  It opens onto our bricked in "yard."  It is my favorite room in the house.

The little bedroom at back we're using as our bedroom.  It gets the best light and has a lovely view of the trees and our courtyard.  It offers the most peaceful feeling.  There are two built-in wardrobes just at the right of this photo but, alas, they are already full.  Ack!

This is the front room, the living room.  I didn't take pictures of all of the windows that open onto the street, but trust me they are there.  Pretty marble fireplace, hm?

This is a cute nook off the front room.