Wednesday, April 4, 2012

home

life at home, 2012

Found in old journal. Still true.

home

deep bathtub
gas burners on my stove
room for a kitchen table and two chairs in front of my kitchen window
high ceilings
large bay window in living area
vintage built-in bath cabinet & mirror
large walk-in closet w/ shelves
view of coit tower, bay, and alcatraz when walking out our front door
proximity to good food: okoze, za, swensen's are favorites
2 bus lines stop outside our front door and the cable car is one block away
tile kitchen countertops
price
little telephone cubby in front hallway
ample kitchen storage space
instant hot water
great water pressure
attentive building management

For Chris

18 comments:

  1. Sounds dreamy to me. A cozy nest (with an artist's eye and touch) and a beautiful view.

    p.s. working at home is a gift. I love it. (in response to the cashier's snarky remarks a couple posts down)

    xo

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  2. I would rent, or buy. especially, if owner is included...

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  3. sounds like an awesome home!

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  4. Beautiful visuals of your "home still life". I feel the same about my nest. Happy Easter Week.

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  5. So when can I move in? ;-) But seriously, for several years I've wondered what my life would be like if I lived in "the city" as opposed to the suburbs. What would that version of me be like?

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    1. Stacy, We felt the same about rural life and decided to try it. We lived in the village of Point Reyes Station during the year of 2008. So many great experiences (some crazy stuff too), but now we know we love both urban and rural living. A conundrum, indeed.

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  6. could have been my list :)

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  7. Sounds lovely. I'm glad it's still true.

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  8. sounds perfect and I almost feel I could walk around it. I envy your ample kitchen storage and walk-in wardrobe. not because I have a lot of clothes (though do have a lot of kitchen things) but just because it sounds so organised and grown-up. oh, and the view. it's a good sort of envy.

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    1. Oh, Kate... I feel I'm misrepresenting this little home. It's so far from what one would traditionally refer to as grown-up. Kitchen storage is ample because we have so little, and we share our closet (only large in urban antique apartment context). But we are happy. Funny enough, I wrote this list one day when we were thinking of moving. We toss this idea around from time to time, mostly due to missing green space. I made a list to take inventory of what I loved about our current location. It was a good exercise. Living up on this hill, in our little nest, in our favorite neighborhood, well, it is pretty special. And...we have an arrangement to have access to a small green space this summer and will be planting a few vegetables. We're so excited about pushing those little seeds into the soil! Soon.

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  9. I think I would like this exercise...especially as we are venturing down the path of finding a new place that will be our 'retirement' home. Though my list would be quite different than yours! ;)

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  10. This in and of itself seems like a poem. I like it a lot.

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  11. oh i like the sound of this, and am very taken by the idea of a little telephone cubby...

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  12. love this. especially the order of things. deep bathtub and gas burners would head my list too.

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  13. The kitchen table. One of the things I miss the mot when I don't have the space for it. Even now we eat cramped around our tiny table in the kitchen instad of using the dining table. Good to hear you'll have a garden this year!

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