Moving to a New Apartment (Under Construction), Logan Square
Our apartment management company recently asked us for a lease renewal fairly early this year (due by February for a May 1 lease). While we didn’t have any problems with renewing… given the early nature of the request, we decided to just go out and see what else was available.
We called one apartment and got a tour of the place. It turned out to be a bit smaller than we liked, and so we thanked the woman for her time and were about to call it a night. The landlady then mentions another property she’s got, slightly bigger, but it was still being worked on (and wouldn’t be available until April).
Liz and I agreed to go take a look, and next thing I know… we’re at the building where Gretchen and Rob live. As we were walking up to the apartment, I remembered calling the landlady (Paddy) something like 3+ years ago, when we were first looking for a place (specifically a place within this building). Exciting stuff.
The prior tenant had been here a long time (many, many years), and so they were doing a lot of work on the place. We went by over the weekend to officially sign the lease, and I snapped a few photos of the place. I’m looking forward to doing some kind of before/after shots, maybe after we move in, in April.
Fireplace, along with lots of other construction stuff. The color of the fireplace will change.
Corner view of the living room. The front door/hallway is to the right.
View from the living room, looking in to the dining room. As you can see, still a bit of work being done on the place.
This is, I can only hope, a temporary location for the toilet.
Although I have to say… that’s a pretty sweet view, if we decide to keep the toilet here.
In the small sun room, looking out on to Logan and
The temporary lighting in the bathroom.
The bathtub and… I’m not sure what that is. A router?
Looking at the large mirror in the front hallway. Directly behind me is the bathroom, and if you walk forward a bit and turn right, you’ll see the front door.
This guy. Until I looked at the front door, I didn’t realize just how high the ceilings were here.
A look down the hallway connecting the front entry area to the kitchen. We have a nice built-in little shelf area.
Closer view of the kitchen. Imagine a lot of shelves and a stove here.
I kid, I kid. We’re totally using movers again.
Looking in to the living room and dining room.
The dining room table (for now).
Looking back in to the living room, and a shot of the woodwork.
Signs of life.
We happened to find this pretty awesome doorstop.
That’s the brief tour! The move, though it’s about two months away, feels like it’s right around the corner. I’m looking forward to seeing what this place will look like, once all the construction is done. As a nice bonus, Paddy agreed to let us choose some colors for the rooms, so long as we got her the paint chips.
So the countdown begins. Anyone out there… uh, have a few extra cardboard boxes?