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SF Cribs: The places behind the clothes

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by designprofessor, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Well-Known Member

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    Real ballers live in studios. Since moving out of mine and into a 2 BR apt, I feel like such a putz. I like your floors btw.
     
  2. jpeirpont

    jpeirpont Well-Known Member

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    Douglas that house is tough, I love it.
     
  3. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    Real ballers live in studios. Since moving out of mine and into a 2 BR apt, I feel like such a putz. I like your floors btw.

    This studio is pretty sick


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  4. otc

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    This studio is pretty sick [​IMG]
    I couldn't find any studios that big and with a usable kitchen with full size appliances on the north side of chicago. I would have been happy with an open floor plan with a studio sized space and a simple room divider like that...everything I saw was just too small where I was looking (like the left half of that picture plus a kitchen with half-size stove and a bathroom). Now I am in a 1-bedroom and having a little bit of trouble dealing with getting out of the metrostyles look. His place (no offense, its what studios do without extensive design work) looks like a dorm room. Everything is in the same room which makes sense because there is only one room. I am used to the dorm/shared college apartment mode of living and it is a bit different trying to get used to the idea that all of this space is *mine* and I don't have to put all of my possessions into my bedroom. I still have far too much crap in my bedroom...but it is getting better after 3.5 months.
     
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    ^^^

    eh, not a huge fan of it myself. Big beautiful windows, yet all of the couches point right at the TV. And the angle of that side chair creates a big waste of space, something obviously at a premium in that apartment. I'd replace it with a wooden Eames lounge chair. Maybe even shift everything towards the picture (including the TV), put a smaller side chair on the other side of the couch, and put a day bed or Barcelona stool by the window. Still, a rather nice use of limited space.



    Real ballers live in studios. Since moving out of mine and into a 2 BR apt, I feel like such a putz. I like your floors btw.

    my first NYC place was a studio. Tiny.

    My current place is still tiny, but at least it has 3 separate rooms (living room, kitchen/dining area, bedroom)
     
  6. LabelKing

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    Y'alls places are weak, smalltimers.

    Here's a shot of my crib, circa 2009.

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    I thought you were a big-time I-Banker.
     
  7. Pezzaturra

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    Wow! The totem poles are awesome. The peeling stucco is so cool. Take good photos of everything you might want to frame them later.
    Could you post more photos of the outside structures? What is the structure with the bell ?
    What do you want to do with a second floor perimeter gallery? Are you going to close the floor or leave it in its loft form?
    I am seriously jealous of your house, it has so much gravitas.
     
  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Well-Known Member

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    my first NYC place was a studio. Tiny.

    My current place is still tiny, but at least it has 3 separate rooms (living room, kitchen/dining area, bedroom)


    My Chicago place was ridiculously small. 300 sq ft, including bathroom & closet space. Now I have a 1400 sq ft two bedroom with an enormous kitchen, but it actually costs less than my apt in Chicago. I'm getting ready to move into a small (1600 sq ft) house, which is going to cost less than my 2BR apt. Real estate is crazy.
     
  9. Stazy

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    I thought you were a big-time I-Banker.

    He is. That's an original print of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" hanging on the wall. [​IMG]
     
  10. LabelKing

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    I have literary friends in NYC who have bigger places than that.
     
  11. CityWanderer

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    Those totem poles are great. Really add a unique vibe to the place.
     
  12. Kique

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    I love your house Douglas. Does it have a courtyard? Looking at the 4th pic you posted, it looks like theres an open space to the left of the outside fireplace where the gate is. Hard to tell.
     
  13. Night Owl

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    I have alluded a few times to a new project I'm working on - it's a total re-model of an older (1928) house in Baltimore City. I'm essentially gutting a lot of the inside, tearing out a secondary stairwell and a bathroom to make room for a normal kitchen/den up to 21st century norms, and a lot of the bedrooms and all the bathrooms are being totally re-configured, in addition to all kinds of boring stuff like storm windows, new HVAC, plumbing, electrical, lighting, roof and structural work, etc etc. The house hasn't really been properly lived in for 30 years or so, besides very temporary renters now and then. Anyways, more photos will follow in probably 6 months when we've wrapped everything up (still haggling out details with the architect and contractor right now), but for now here's a sneak preview of the bones we have to work with. Sorry for the large-ish images, I didn't intend for them to come out this big:

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    not bad, dont cheap out on the driveway this time
     
  14. kwilkinson

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    not bad, dont cheap out on the driveway this time

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Y'alls places are weak, smalltimers. Here's a shot of my crib, circa 2009. [​IMG]
    I really hope this a joke. Are you in school? This looks like a college dorm room in need of cleaning.
     
  16. Piobaire

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    Douglas and Roy, great stuff. You both should be proud of your dwellings. Looking forward to seeing the final result, Douglas.
     
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    your dwellings.

    very good architect speak. Throw in some extra words like "void", "negative space" and "layers" and you'll be all set.
     
  18. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Don't forget, "architecturally significant features" and such.
     
  19. MetroStyles

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    I really hope this a joke. Are you in school? This looks like a college dorm room in need of cleaning.

    Nope. I despise paying high rent for a nice building so I skimp out at $1450 for a studio. It definitely was in need of a cleaning at the time. That's not the entire studio but it is most of the living area.
     
  20. Stazy

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    Nope. I despise paying high rent for a nice building so I skimp out at $1450 for a studio. It definitely was in need of a cleaning at the time. That's not the entire studio but it is most of the living area.

    $1450 a month!?!
     

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