“No sugar-coating” first house tour

We just got keys to our new place, so it’s time for first (no sugar coating, it is what it is ) house tour.
You can read more about our move here: part 1 , part 2.

First of all : it is an old, four storey building ( it was built between 1860-1910 ). We’ve got main door, ground floor apartment.
Second of all: Pics were taken before cleaning.
Third of all: Sorry, quality of the photos is not good. I was too excited to hold my hand still  🙂

Entrance and front garden

entrance
entrance
entrance -front garden
entrance
entrance-garden-view from the bedroom

Mudroom

mudroom

mudroom features

Hall

hall

hall

hall

hall

Love the door knobs! Doors need paint though.

hall features

Bedroom
Unpleasant surprise:  previous tenants removed their furniture and it turned out that mould is growing in the corner of the wall and in the built-in closet. You can’t see it in the pictures,but it’s there. Bedroom is going to be refurbished, this week.

bedroom entrance
bedroom

 

bedroom

bedroom

Kitchen
kitchen

kitchen-pantry area

hob

Bathroom
bathroom

bathroom

bathroom

Living room
living room

Built in closet?

Actually, it is a small boiler room.It used to be a fireplace.You can still see blackened sandstones and bricks inside!
living room

boiler room

mainroom features
mainroom

James Bond- style secret storage.

main room-secret storage

main room- secret storage

Storage ceiling – there is a stairway above ! Magic of old buildings 🙂

main room-secret storage

Back garden

garden

garden

Above our garden there is a shared garden/drying area:

stairs

shared garden

shared garden

View from the shared garden:
garden
You can see how outdated pipework is. In victorian,edwardian and even in some 20th century buildings in Scotland, all the sewer pipes were mounted on external walls, which makes them easy to replace or repair, but surely doesn’t look pretty.

Patio floor is pure concrete, cracked  in many places.
Neighbour’s garden is a bit messy, so it is a good idea to hide shared fence behind large pot plants.

So, what do you think about our new apartment? Is it weird that living room doesn’t have a window?

xx

Mila

 

Sharing:

the-creative-collection-link-party

show-tell-saturday

funky junk interiors-upcycled-link-party

nifty-thrifty-sunday

between naps on the porch

homestead-barn-hop

tweak-it-tuesday

nifty-thrifty-tuesday

wow-us-wednesdays

show-and-tell-friday

inspire-please-linky-party

Mila Myk

Home Decor, DIY and Inspirational Ideas

11 Replies to ““No sugar-coating” first house tour

  1. This looks like it has a lot of potential! I am SO jealous of your mini garden/patio. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!! (found you via Show and Tell Saturday)

  2. I love your place! I would try and bring back that fireplace even if it is not operable it would be a great focal point. Very sweet back yard.

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