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Apartment tour

Finally ready to offer a brief tour of my apartment here in my journal. The picture quality is limited, because they're just snaps taken with my Sidekick camera, but they at least offer a sense of the place.
Street entry
This is the entry from the street.
My courtyard
Here's my personal patio/courtyard. I'm thinking of putting in a small table and chair(s) for my morning tea.
These steps lead to my apartment.
The overhang above the door is a recovered piece, as is the wooden chest beside it. Details like this really make the place special.
Entry and dining area
Need to get some house slippers for the front door, as my lease requires shoes to be removed (dirt and gravel can mess up the finished concrete floors). The dining table, when I get it, will go where those boxes are.
The kitchen gets lots of light and overlooks the courtyard. You can also see some of the beam work.
Kitchen: bathroom window
Also a recovered item, this window looks from the kitchen (next to the microwave) into the bathroom (over the tub). I got a translucent shower curtain (the striped thing) so there could be both light and privacy.
Computer nook
My computer nook is just off the entryway, across from the dining area and kitchen. The dog likes to run at the window and smash her nose into it when she notices me.
Nook to living quarters
The computer nook leads into the living quarters. Behind that door is the washer/dryer.
Living quarters
The living quarters are very cozy. The fireplace is such a good touch; it was cold enough that I had it on for a while this morning!
Entertainment center
The couch faces this built-in entertainment center. It creates a half-wall that separates the living quarters from the sleeping quarters.
This is the hall passage to the closet, bathroom, and sleeping quarters.
Bathroom entry
The bathroom has a great recovered medicine cabinet. It's huge; I hope never to need that much medicine.
There's a beautiful pedestal sink, and the toilet tissue holder appears to be the top to a firehose, mounted to the wall.
Here are the feet of the clawfoot tub.
Sleeping quarters
My sleeping quarters. I love waking up here.
Bed shelves
The half-wall has deep shelves built into the sleeping quarters side. These are right next to my bed, and my PowerBook goes into the empty space.
Shelves and closet
More of the shelves, and the closet. I'll probably get a curtain for the closet soon.
Sleeping quarters: bathroom wall
Part of the wall between the sleeping quarters and the bathroom is a recovered door (non-functional) with a window. I need to get a blind of some kind for privacy. The bookshelves to the right are built into the wall.


niiice-look as though you've made it quite comfy :)
Thanks—you need to come to the neighborhood and visit!
I love it! It's just perfect.

When I see places that great it makes me wish I could live there just me and Troy. But alas, I have all these pesky kids! ;)
Well, and I already live here...
You wouldn't mind, would you? I mean, it would just be the eight of us.
Eight is enough.

(I bet you never get that.)
It's so familiar...almost like I've been there.

Except I know I didn't take off my shoes. ;)
Dejá vu.

I'm not militant on the shoes until I get slippers. It feels weird not offering an alternative.

Dejá vu.
Wow, I really, really love it. It's got so much character (which is suitable). No bubble window, but I think the fixtures in the bath, the built-in shelves in the sleeping quarters and the private entryway totally make up for it. I adore it!
The fireplace has me stoked (pun noted). It's time for you to come visit; I'll give you the guided tour of the Trek paraphernalia (you can make out some in the pics).
Vurry Nice! I like it alatte!:D
Time for a Monster visit!
We'll be in Seattle both at the end of July and August. It'd be much fun to visit!
What an eccentric place you have!! I like your bathroom and half-wall a lot. You use the word "recovered" frequently; what do you mean by it? (Don't think we missed your cameo appearance in that last picture. Nice....)
By "recovered" I mean salvaged from an older home, a junkyard, etc. Reusing these pieces is both good for the envronment and gives the place a lot of character. The apartment itself is only about six years old; it's a basement that was just built under a house moved in the early 20th century.
It is so you. What a blessing.


Bye you. See you on the 27th.
Have a wonderful time; you'll be missed.
Have you ever visited Seattle? If not, you should! And if so, you should again.
What an awesome..place! Thats the kind of apartment I want...something that has charm..but is comfy.
I'm so coming to visit when I'm in Seattle ;) Whoopie!
Definitely come visit! I think you'll love it here.
That's so pretty! I love the yellow on the outside. Our little guest house is also painted yellow. :) Makes me wish we had the money for a trip to Seattle. Dave would like the weather, although I would probably find it depressing...
Thank you! My friends from Bryan visited this weekend and I though of you and Dave.


That's kind of funny. I mentioned it to Dave, and he thought so to.
Your apartment is wonderfully unique and homey :)
Each day I wake up thankful and at home. Thank you.
Nice place; Great tour!