Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Updates and changes

So we’ve made a couple of decisions, although not the final decision of which unit to buy.

First, 114 Chandler is off our list. The living space is just too small and that’s something that cannot be fixed. I still love the two floors and the extra half bath but I think we’d all go nuts trying to cram desk space and eating space and living space in the tiny living room.

Second, 31 Concord Square is also off our list. I told Kent last night that while I love the apartment, especially all the light and the really nice kitchen, at the end of the day I think that apartment would be a gilded cage. He got my point immediately, and agreed 100%

3 Claremont remains on our list. We checked it out again last night when there was less natural light, and it was no darker than it had been when we’d seen it Saturday morning. That surprised us both. We love the layout and we really love that it's just a bit bigger.

We have one final potential contender we will look at this evening. Hopefully this link will stay up and you can take a peek at the listing details. I found another site that does show pictures but requires registration. This site doesn't show the pictures but take my word for it, the space looks amazing. We don’t especially like the location since it’s a little further south than we’d prefer to be, and we definitely would prefer not to be on the 4th floor. However this unit does come with a parking space and also roof rights (that’s a fancy way of saying we’d need to spend money to make the roof into deck/outdoor living space).

4 comments:

Judith said...

At the ripe young age of 28, one of us had a physical problem which prohibited climbing stairs for several weeks. Since then we have not wanted a house without a room on the first floor which could be used as a bedroom. Don't know if this would figure in your thinking about a 4th story walk-up but it would in ours and not because we're older! Mom

kittiesx3 said...

I remember Dad being in a hospital bed on the first floor in Lexington! Is that the time you are talking about? The 4th floor does concern us--and not just because of visitors. We aren't 20 any more . . .

kd said...

I think you'll find the patio a welcome extension of your overall living space, as may the cats. I also think it's wise to consider the "what if" scenarios, especially considering the amount of knee pain you've had.

Ben said...

well, I agree about taking the two off your list. The new one you posted sounds great with the skylights, hardwood floors, ect. The price is steep, especially for the 4th floor and a location you don't like. It's a tough choice, but I'd go with what you know for sure you will like.