Sep 17, 2012

The New Place

Loyal readers have been asking for some pictures of the new place. So here we go:

It's a row house in northern DC, east of Rock Creek Park.
No idea when it was built, but if I had to guess I'd say the 40s-ish.

Here's the living room.

Here's an example of what the woodwork looks like. Pretty fancy!

And the kitchen. It is quite the relief to have a fire stove with plenty of space.

Here's about 60% of the bedroom. Pardon the mess, we're still moving in,
but it's big, with a whole separate living room space, a bathroom, two closets, and...

...a sun porch. Not sure what to do with this but it will be awesome.
Anyway, it is a huge relief to be out of that damn basement into a place with windows and no grody carpet that turns your feet black no matter how many times you wash it. I can also walk to work, which takes about an hour, perfect for an episode of Radiolab or This American life. Even though my half of the rent is slightly more, I think it will probably work out revenue-positive for me.

Overall, very very happy to be here. Especially in the coming months, when we buy a couple more pieces of furniture and get fully settled in, it's going to be great.

3 comments:

  1. Congrats!! We're also finding a place right now. Tons of fun. My first thought is, it's huge! We're trying to close on 623 square feet for Tim and I at about $6 per square foot. Mountain view, 10 minutes walk to work, and great gym and pool. But the prices are steep in HK! It's hard to get better than $4 USD per foot with no amenities. Everyone is telling us to try commuting. Congrats again and hugs to you all!

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  2. Looks great, Ryan. Love the glass doorknobs. That feature definitely dates it in the 40's. My childhood home had glass doorknobs and so did all the neighbors and relatives. I was born in '42. Great find, lovely place.
    B

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  3. I know what you can do with the sunroom...plants! Can't wait to visit

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