Lana told me I needed to “post some freakin’ pictures of the flat.” This was not news– I have been saying I needed to do this for some time, in these very pages. HOWEVER. I was attempting something complicated involving using my Gravatar as a slideshow engine (insert inchoate noises and deprecating laughter from Lana HERE), and am now going to be… satisfied… with a more piecemeal (and IMMEDIATE) approach. Here are the first of the pieces for you to… meal… on.
This is the main living area of the flat, 180 deg. of panorama, from the window wall side. The ceilings are 11 foot 3 inches, and room width is 21 foot 5 1/8 inches. I know the burning question in every reader’s mind is: “Tristan, are you going to obsess over an incredibly detailed 3D model of this space?” The answer, of course, is Yes. As soon as I am afforded the appropriate opportunity, that is (i.e. relationship-saving caveat). We were not prepared for the grandeur– as a matter of fact, we were expecting… this.
Accurate, in their way. But… we thought the ceilings would be at 8 foot, if we were lucky. We did not realize that the kitchen was continuous, or open– we saw this:
…and imagined a narrow galley, generally uncomfortable to cook in, or BE in if multiple people were trying to use the kitchen at the same time. The view from the kitchen (130 deg. panorama) actually looks like this:
Which is a different beast entirely. (I know, I know. The shutters are closed. It was nighttime, okay?) The accommodations are awesome, and placed well. Maybe next I will attempt to show what it looks like with the shutters open– the view of “Highbury Fields” (which is, in life, a large, nicely bordered park, with a HUGE playground at it’s nadir) is fantastic. There are many other parts of the flat to show as well; I will content myself with the assurance that I will “do so soon.”
Since THAT worked last time.