Friday, October 22, 2010

Morningside Apartment Hunt 600 by 14 by $860

The first born has a notion to move. The queen and princesses of Architecture Tourdom sprung into action. Your sentimental host is - you know - a bit sentimental about it all. A young adult starting out in a charming broken-in apartment. It takes you back.

You'll have to decorate it in your mind, maybe plan for your firstborn's flight. Moms love that sort of thing. Dad's hope the move doesn't require too many stairs.

Here you go. 1940, said to have been a school. 19 1-bedroom units, about 600 square feet, 14 foot ceilings, $860/month plus gas and electricity.

For you Morningside / Virginia Highlands insiders it's the apartment next to the synagogue, the little building with the gray house in the front yard, 3 short blocks to Alons. You know the one. You've seen the little table in the yard. It's very nice up there.

Floor plan. These we updated and condo'ed in 2000. Overall about 26x22 with step-saver bathroom, includes dishwasher and stacked washer-dryer.

These windows look normal against a 14 foot ceiling. In fact you could drive a mini-van though them. It's a nicely proportioned space. You feel lot's of air, if you know what I mean.

Our agent, Vennie Owen in pink, said it wouldn't last. It dropped off Craig's List 2 days later.

Here is a peek at the washer/dryer niche.

Looking into the bedroom.

Back from the bedroom.

10 x 15 is a fair bedroom. These are huge windows and make the space seem small in the picture.

Dust-bunnies have no place to hide in the bathroom.

We didn't take it but we did get a few dreams.


  1. I like it. 14' ceilings sound dreamy.

    Oh well. So the search continues. Something good will turn up.

  2. For now the current apt. newish, 9' ceilings, good parking is winning the game. Charm does attract.

  3. no kidding! that one is super cute and with a stackable washer/dryer to boot-the parking must have been really bad for her to turn it down.

  4. C, I'm sure you know the place. You can see it from the corner of Highland and Morningside. It's probably more about the closets or non-closets. It has about 1/8 the closet space of her place on Ponce Place. Princess #2 lives in one of those "charming" places and it really is charming.

  5. About the big room in this apartment: That space is worthy of any house. Very few houses have a space this good, in my neighborhood.

  6. Aw, too bad, how precious is that bathroom! I've had plenty to dream about in my day. Good luck!

  7. What a big move that is! It does bring me back. She'll find the one...

    Oh, and you always teach me something--find I've heard of a best room.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend...

  8. Why didn't you (she) take it?! Looks like a very fine space, qualitatively and quantitatively, for the price, but then - what do I know - I'm going by NYC and Hamptons rents!


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