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
Love the door knobs! Doors need paint though.
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.
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!
James Bond- style secret storage.
Storage ceiling – there is a stairway above ! Magic of old buildings 🙂
Above our garden there is a shared garden/drying area:
View from the shared 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You can see how outdated pipework is.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?