Chris Schmidt (crschmidt) wrote,
Chris Schmidt

new house.

I love this room. (I'm currently in the living room, but the post wanders through the rest of the house.)

So we have two bookshelves. Each is filled to the top with books. They flank on either side our futon couch -- the same one I have spent so much time on since I met Jess just over three years ago. Behind me is a nice swivelly lamp that sits in front of the beautiful bay window.

Opposite that, we have the futon chair -- bought later, and as a result, the futon is much less torn to shit. There's a small nook to the right of that -- eventually it will have cushions, but right now it's just a bench.

To my right on the wall is a four cabinet sideboard -- plastic doors, glass shelving. Great for storing those video game systems that we have way too many of. Also acts as a bench. The stereo speakers will probably eventually go on each side, once i get everything set up.

To the left is the television: cabinet stores all systems and games and videos without showing any of them, and to the right another bookshelf. (We have a lot of books). The left wall also has the entryway to the door, which contains a small closet.

The ceiling is high, and tiled with one foot square tiles. The floor has a nice white shag carpet The middle of the room is taken over by our wonderfully sturdy coffee table -- the biggest reason I love this thing is that it is apparently impossible to destroy. Jess has had it for 4+ years, and I regularly sit on it with nary a wiggle.

All in all, this room is cozy, and I love the feeling of the compact shared space.

I keep walking through the rest of the house and being amazed. We finally cleaned out the dining room -- no more boxes -- and swept it, and I just looked around again in amazement at how beautiful it is. Large table, 6 chairs around it, desk on one side, beareau on the other, and a nice bay window at the end. To the left, two bedrooms -- the master bedroom, and down a short hallway, Julie's room, with the bathroom attached.

The bathroom, when we moved in, looked like crap. It was dingy, and looked like it wasn't cleaned the entire time the previous tenants had been living here. Now, however, it fucking sparkles. Jess's friend Erin, whose LiveJournal username I can't remember since I'm currently offline, has been helping us out a ton, with her boyfriend Andrew. Andrew spent 6 hours today working on that bathroom -- from cleaning up extra grout from the tiles to tidying the shower to scrubbing with bleach every inch of the room. A room which was previously the low point of the house has become a shining counterpoint to what it previously was.

The kitchen has a gorgeous open stainless steel pantry-type rack, filled with food -- cereals, teas, cooking supplies, etc. To your right as you enter is the fridge, and on the other side of that, the cat food dishes, as well as the (currently large) pile of garbage. TO your left you have a countertop (with a dishwasher!) several cabinets, etc. Like the rest of the house (other than bathrooms), the kitchen is hardwood floored. At the back of the kitchen to the left of the pantry rack is a small bathroom with nice ceramic tiles and a light purple paint, as well as containing a set of nice shelving in the wall which seems original. The stove is to the right of the pantry rack is the stove, and further right is the door to the basement and back courtyard area, which leads to a private area common to about 4 houses. The last bedroom is on the back of the left wall of the kitchen, and belongs to Alicia.

I love this house. I really have since when I set sight on the floors, but it continues to amaze me how great the house is. It's just great.
Tags: allston st., cambridge, ma, new house

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