Monday, May 10, 2010

Greene Street

"I just adore a penthouse view...darling I love you but give me Park Avenue" (name that jingle!).

I often find myself singing this theme song in order to deal with my ever-shrinking life inside this hotel room. So rather than face the reality of living in a hotel, I pretend I live in a penthouse. A penthouse! Yeah...that's it. This is super lux and 50 Cent is my neighbor and we chose this place because of the fabulous view.

But then (true story) I see Andrew (in his defense it was dark), slide a kiwi across the table (he thought it was his mouse) and attempt to use his computer and reality sets in: there's a lot of clutter, not a lot of natural light, we're living in a 200 square foot room and basically I can't wait to get out of here.

The good news is we finally rented a place downtown! I almost don't want to post these pictures because of the grainy nature of the photos. I don't know, it was my kit lense, I was in a hurry, there was no artistic intent involved...(ok KeriAnn...OK?). It's called the Levy House (pronounced Leevy) and as I said earlier, it's a historic location in Augusta that has been renovated into apartment units.

Levy House

We live on the bottom floor and this is our living room. I love all the natural light, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings etc.
Living Room

Please note this is the smallest kitchen I've ever seen. Even in IKEA when they do those cool rooms that say, "What to do with 375 sq. ft?" -- I swear even those kitchens are bigger. At least they have real ovens. This one is about the length of my fingertips to my elbow. Rad.
Kitchen

Our little bedroom...
Bedroom

Our hobbit bathroom. Look at all that counter space!
Bathroom

But seriously, I really like this place. It's a far cry from Saddleclub and unlike any place I've ever lived in before. It's in the heart of downtown and within walking distance to everything. I think it's going to be a lot of fun. Please come visit me.

P.S. Andrew is really good with computers.

11 comments:

The Finch's said...

Looks like awesome place to live Lyndsey and Andrew! Looks for historic and very gorgeous to take pictures with all the natural light coming in the living room. Thanks for showing us around! Hope you are able to find a church to call home, a job, and plenty of experiences to share with us all.

Charissa said...

The tune is Green Acres!!!! Do I win anything? My mom used to sing that song all the time.

Kari said...

i LOVE it lynds. it is totally charming and i so wish i could come visit.

Joshua and Mallory said...

That is beautiful!! Love the character and am excited for you to get out of your "penthouse."

Audrey said...

I love it! Even if it isn't necessarily spacious, everything looks good. Very happy for you. Love you!

BrownTown said...

Charissa -- You win 2 personal points that are redeemable for nothing but self respect and personal gratification for knowing something about American pop culture.

Cheers!

Karyn said...

The Browns living on Greene Street. Does this mean you will name your child "Ruby" or "Violet" or perhaps "Marigold"? Just a thought.

Your new place is frugally priced + nice to look at = rad. Well done.

Carmen said...

I am in love with your living room. Will you ask it if it has a brother?

Officer said...

Lynds....I LOVE YOUR HOME! I think I need to go decorate now :)

Amanda said...

lyndsey, this is such a cool place! seriously, i wish this was my house for the rest of my LIFE. i love how much light there is.

KeriAnn said...

wow, what a charmer!!! Praise God for historic, East Coast living. For now, at least.

Less bathroom = less cleanup = more reading time. win - win