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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
I love how apartments built in the 50's/60's are described here as "vintage"

Srsly.

That's because most people live in shitbox, ugly-as-sin apartments built in the 90s or later. Contemporary apartments use cheap, cheap, cheap materials, and cut corners like nobody's business, and have no style whatsoever.

Give me a 1920s place any day of the week. I'll pay the top dolla to retrofit it as needed. That shit looks a million times better, has real character, and is sturdy as a rock.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Don Carlos View Post
lolwut

Right back at cha. If you're west of Sepulveda, it's usually quite temperate - even as far east as Overland where W LA meets Century City. Different situation in The Valley and Hollywood, but Hollywood is 10 miles from the coast.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post
I definitely prefer it. ... painfully small closets
I think my place is really charming and it's not particularly small, and it's in a great part of town, and I pay $400 less than market because of its rich but non-downtown location. That I downgraded from a walk-in to a tiny closet is the only significant downside for me.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Don Carlos View Post
Srsly.

That's because most people live in shitbox, ugly-as-sin apartments built in the 90s or later. Contemporary apartments use cheap, cheap, cheap materials, and cut corners like nobody's business, and have no style whatsoever.

Give me a 1920s place any day of the week. I'll pay the top dolla to retrofit it as needed. That shit looks a million times better, has real character, and is sturdy as a rock.
I just like modern amenities when I'm actually buying a place and not renting. Clawfoot bathtubs may be cute, but they're in PITA to clean just can't beat a jacuzzi.
post #20 of 22
My building was built in 1934. My last apartment building (apparently) had Auckland's first elevators and was used as a naval HQ in World War Two.

I have never lived in a building built since 1950, and hope to never.
post #21 of 22
I've lived in a 1920 apt and a couple 1940s apt. None had dishwashers or clothes washers in unit. I was fine. I currently live in a 1940s single family home and it doesn't have a dishwasher either.
post #22 of 22
Living in a house from 1870, and I rather like it. It is a bitch to put up shelves though; not a single straight wall or level surface in the whole damn house.
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