Saturday, October 24, 2015

Apartment Viewing

Last Sunday, two adjacent apartments were made available for viewing. They were both located downtown, above The Granary. They were both primarily empty, and I think it was nice to see them uncluttered although I am sure that period piece furnishings would have also been a treat: just a different sort of treat.

The stairs were not to be trifled with, but others were steeper than this staircase: not an attractive proposition for old knees. Once up there, however, one could envision living comfortably.

Of much interest was the skylight, which created a terrarium of sorts. A close view followed by two further views. I like the third pic through the doorway, especially with the blue paint and white trim framing the photo.

The two apartments were accessible to one another through the balcony at the front. I do like the light and shadow effect in both of these photos featuring Sue.

In theory, the two apartments could also be accessed via the back. The doors were locked, however: probably a good thing.

The kitchens and bathrooms were modern and appealing, but the tin ceiling was kept in one of the kitchens (last photo).

It was a pleasant tour. Thanks go to the Beckwith and Carleton Place Museum which sponsored the Open House and provided the tasty snacks glimpsed in the first kitchen photo, above,

*A Note in Passing: I have made and will likely continue to make my source photos a little bit bigger in case anyone every wants to click on one ... ar all. If anyone (presumably local) ever wishes a higher resolution copy for personal use, I will be glad to comply freely.


Lorna's other, not better, half said...

Oh, even though we looked for years for a totally accessible apartment, I want so much to live in this one

(not Dave, but Lorna, for reasons of incredible bad luck with all my tech stuff except for my phone which was already crazy)

TexWisGirl said...

they did a nice job putting these apartments together. for younger folks. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Although these apartments looked nice, especially the kitchen area, i will admit the stairs would also be my downfall. We have become quite used to the elevator here in our mill apartment and single floor living.

Shammickite said...

Love the look of these apartments, especially the view outside. Are you thinking of moving?

EG CameraGirl said...

It's such fun to tour older homes. Quite elegant!

Vicki Lane said...

Charming! I love the deep blue walls!

Kathleen's Blog said...

Oh Bliss--- I could certainly live very happily in either---awesome shots too!!!

Unknown said...

I haven't seen that many apartments that have a unique skylight like this one! And I've helped a LOT of people with furniture removals over the years!