Originally Posted by henrikc
Ah, Oslo. Is it in one of the old working class districts? I know that they used to install a lot of the cast iron ovens there, and the views kind of add up. I'm guessing somewhere east of Sofienberg? Anyways, I love the floors, and seems like a great apartment.
A local! And you're spot-on, it's on Ring 2, about 200 meters from Carl Berners plass.
Originally Posted by StephenHero
Nice job, LS. Are the floors in all the units? I'm looking forward to renovating an old house and installing raw wood planks some day.
You mean the other apartments in the building? Yes, mostly, although some have been covered up. The planks are quite thick, so they can be ground and polished down repeatedly.
Originally Posted by Fred49
nice, particularly the ceiling/skylight solution. Is it based on an older (industrial?) building, or is it new from the ground up?
Originally Posted by GQgeek
you must be bummed to be leaving. you did a great job on that place. i remember wha ti tlooked like hwen you moved in, LS.
Yeah, slightly bummed, mostly because we didn't get around to fixing up the kitchen and hall properly. I would have liked to see it spick-and-span before we sold it. The new place is even better, though: Far, far better location, an extra room for the imminent kid, a nice balcony, original oak floors (look much, much better), open fireplace, etc. etc. It's not at all bigger, though, which may prove to be an unwise move, with this son-and-heir thing moving in.
Originally Posted by Imhoff
LS, really dig your place. Not necessarily my choice on rugs, but definitely liked what you did with everything else!
Yeah, the rugs are not the best. The one on the bedroom floor was actually used as a doormat outside the apartment for the last three years, we just had it properly cleaned. The rug under the dining-table I'd like to keep, although it's not to everyone's taste, I admit. I can't put the finger on why I like it, which makes it interesting. It's a thirties art deco, quite similar to a kelim in the way it's woven, but the pattern looks more like a navajo type, or like traditional "folk" Norwegian wall coverings. When we had a lot of bookcases in that room, it was far less prominent.