Every now and then a place in The Belvedere on Belmont Street comes up for sale. The kitchen I posted about recently is from one of those units and they had an open house yesterday. I scurried on over. There were actually two units with open houses so that was an unexpected bonus. It's a great old building in good shape.
Here is the entrance
Look at that great old builtin vanity. And all that light in the bathroom.
Isn't it fun? They just don't build 'em like they used to.
In contrast, most modern apartments are just tubes with one big window in the living room, none in the bedroom or bathroom or kitchen. Boy this must be a dark place on any but the sunniest days. And yet they want $100K more for this.
Yesterday we ran a few errands on foot, which is normal for us. All the development gets ever closer and more intense. I hate it.
Here is a temporary sidewalk around a building site.
You can't see over the plastic into the building site when you are walking. It's a little nerve-racking to hear all that equipment so close and yet you can't see it. If something happened, there you are, stuck in a tunnel with no exit.
It was very very noisy. John said it was the heavy equipment. I would hate to live within earshot of it and a lot of people do.
It used to be a food cart pod.
This is Movie Madness, where we returned a video. Movie Madness rental prices are often quite a bit cheaper than streaming rentals from Amazon. For example, the DVD rental from Movie Madness was $3.75 (it was a new release) and from Amazon streaming, it was $5.99. It doesn't make sense to me that streaming costs 60% more than renting the DVD. Plus I get to keep the DVD longer (three days vs two days).
This is across the street from Movie Madness where they tore down three houses and all their trees. You can see some of the trees stacked up at the left edge.
Then we walked on to Hawthorne which is also in heavy development. It's so nasty out there that it makes me long for headphones and anything to take me away from reality. So sad.