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9.03.2008

A Bitter Sweet Farewell to L&G Apartment

Poppytalk once again has generously allow L&G to participate in submitting a post on their wonderful blog. Last week, I did a cooking with L&G post, and this week I finally was able to get my act together in taking photos around Dylan&I's apartment and and answer some fun questions for PHM Studio Spaces post!
Doing the post motivated us to do a farewell photo tribute (more photos!)to our first and probably the coolest place we lived together. Yes....we're saying goodbye to this amazing 1905 apartment in the middle of Capitol Hill, Seattle. I know it may sound crazy....and we assure you that it's for good reasons...we got a house!! It's totally a great thing...except it's just a little sad leaving the high ceilings, the old world charm, the claw foot bathtub, and the large kitchen....sigh.We can't really complain, because we're moving to Ballard, which is a wonderful area close to a bunch of new great things! It's a great Scandinavian community with a fun little Nordic Museum and Scandinavian Grocery shop . It's close to the beach, the best Sunday farmer's market, downtown Ballard with great shops and art walks, bars, and even thrift stores! We just have to keep reminding ourselves of the good positive things, even though we're moving into a not as cool of a place....soon enough we'll make it awesome!

Which reminds me one good thing...we get to pick paint colors for the walls and hang as much stuff on the walls!! I'm totally stoked!! and the kitchen....Dylan's getting excited about re-doing our kitchen plan with his Henrybuilt skillz....yes..spelled with a "z" to emphasize that it's not just any skills....as he has already made the first HB teak credenza for our living room!!There shall be lots of post about all our house renovations!!

11 comments:

Joe Randazzo said...

Wow just ran across your blog. I'm on Cap Hill too. Are you renting this place out? I'd love to find out more if so.

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FancyPants-design said...

Just saw this post at Poppytalk!! What a great apartment!! :-D

Jean said...

It's a rental. Unfortunately, there's already someone else who's moving into the place after us.
sorry!

Jean said...

BTW, Joe, your music is awesome!

Joe Randazzo said...

wow thanks Jean! i appreciate that

Jean said...

OMG, Joe, I'm from Eugene, OR, too!!How funny!

Claire, said...

Beautiful space. Good luck in your new space. So exciting.

RachelDenbow said...

Oooh, your space is so inspiring! We have plaster walls, too, so when I first read about your display above the couch, I was encouraged that there was still a way to make my house look rad.
Tell Ballard hello for me! We were in Wallingford and Queen Anne for awhile in 2006 and miss it so much. I worked in Capitol Hill at a language school across from UO and loved the vibe in that neighborhood but I think Ballard is a fabulous place to settle in real deep.
Good luck with the house decorating. I'm sure it will be incredible.

Linnea said...

I loved the photos of your space on poppytalk! I'm living in a fantastic apartment now... and I know that when I eventually move, I will miss it incredibly. I can't wait to see what you turn your beautiful house into, though. The scandinavian neighborhood sounds charming. Take care & enjoy your Thursday!
xox,
Linnea

Jean said...

RachelDenbow, I'll say holla to Ballard for you. :)
I'm excited about Ballard, I think it's a good stepping stone place to settle into. We're finding out lots of great places, so we're totally stoked. and thanks for the luck, we need it!

::{J}:: said...

I just found your blog & love it! I'm adding it to my list pronto!