My place
45° 22' 20.87" N, 75° 45' 59.20" W, Spring 2007


For all my distant friends who have been nattering at me to post photos of my place—natter no more.

The living room through to the dining room. The windows wrap around the southeast corner of the room. The dining room has a Victorian/middle-eastern feel—not planned; just happened. The door in the background leads to the balcony.

The living room through to the dining room. The windows wrap around the southeast corner of the room. The dining room has a Victorian/middle-eastern feel—not planned; just happened. The door in the background leads to the balcony.

Where you're standing in the first pic, turn to your left to look down the hall past the kitchen and bedrooms, all on the right, to the bathroom at the end. Just past the end of the bookcases, left, is a coat closet, then the alcove with my apartment door, then a larger coat closet, then a broom closet, then a linen closet – four of the many reasons I took the apartment, if you remember the place in the Glebe.

Where you're standing in the first pic, turn to your left to look down the hall past the kitchen and bedrooms, all on the right, to the bathroom at the end.

Just past the end of the bookcases, left, is a coat closet, then the alcove with my apartment door, then a larger coat closet, then a broom closet, then a linen closet—four of the many reasons I took the apartment, if you remember the place in the Glebe.

Where you're standing in the second pic, do a 180 to look at the south end of the living room. Bookshelves on the right; DVDs at the end. The Vincent looks so much smaller in this room. I look at it less often now but when I do, it's with pleasure, not from need—the sky is right outside my windows. This an end unit. There's no one beyond that wall and no bedrooms near this room, above or below, so it's a great music room.

Where you're standing in the second pic, do a 180 to look at the south end of the living room.

The Ken Vincent looks so much smaller in this room. I look at it less often now but when I do, it's with pleasure, not from need—the sky is right outside my windows.

This is an end unit. There's no one beyond that wall and no bedrooms near this room, above or below, so it's a great music room.

Okay; in the first pic, walk over just behind the near end of the iron screen and stand with your back to the balcony door. Yes, two more rocking chairs. It's a big room. They're very comfortable. They're all oak and they look very nice with the floor. And I like them. Iain, stop laughing.

Standing with your back to the balcony door.

Yes, two more rocking chairs. It's a big room. They're very comfortable. They're all oak and they look very nice with the floor. And I like them. Iain, stop laughing.

This is the southeast corner of the living room. It's sunny and warm all the time. In winter, I put the leaf up on the old table and work here, with the sun beating on my back, or pull a rocking chair over and read. It's a nice corner.

This is the southeast corner of the living room. It's sunny and warm all the time. In winter, I put the leaf up on the old table and work here, with the sun beating on my back, or pull a rocking chair over and read. It's a nice corner.

Above the table is a painting I bought at Artguise not too long before I moved—certainly since some of you have been here.

As soon as I went in, I told him I'd take it, and that I already thought of it as Something Wicked This Way Comes. His face showed he couldn't decide whether he was startled or uneasy. Meet Christmas Night, by Cape Cod artist Megan Hinton.

As soon as I went in, I told him I already thought of it as Something Wicked This Way Comes. His face showed he couldn't decide whether he was startled or uneasy.

Meet Christmas Night, by Cape Cod artist Megan Hinton.

Standing with your back to the windows... I need another sofa/love seat/whatever for this room. I'm not terribly fussy about the style or size or even fabric vs. leather. What I want is mustard yellow. Should be great with the burgandy walls and the floor. If anyone has any ideas about where I can find it, let me know.

Standing with your back to the windows...

I need another sofa/love seat/whatever for this room. I'm not terribly fussy about the style or size or even fabric vs. leather. What I want is mustard yellow. Should be great with the burgandy walls and the floor. If anyone has any ideas about where I can find it, let me know.

I needed a narrow table but did not want modern. I found the table (actually a hall table with two drawers on one side), the china cabinet (actually a bookcase) and the chairs (not Mission, but the colour of the oak is perfect and they have a sun motif on back) at the Antique Market in Glebe South. Somehow, it all works. The oak parquet floors are in terrific condition considering they were laid in 1963. The ceilings are about eight feet—lower than what I'm used to, but still high enough.

I needed a narrow table but did not want modern. I found the table (actually a hall table with two drawers on one side), the china cabinet (actually a bookcase) and the chairs (not Mission, but the colour of the oak is perfect and they have a sun motif on back) at the Antique Market in Glebe South. Somehow, it all works.

The oak parquet floors are in terrific condition considering they were laid in 1963. The ceilings are about eight feet—lower than what I'm used to, but still high enough.

Sandy and Don, a thousand thank yous for steering me to that antique lighting place. I gave him a vague, lots-of-hand-waving description of what I was hoping to find, he led me to the back of the shop, and there it was. It's perfect with the furniture and with the screen, which I got in that little shop in Westboro. I told him you'd recommended the shop; he remembered you, gave me a discount on the fixture and promised you the same the next time you go in. I told him where you are and he was pleased the lights went with you.

Sandy and Don, a thousand thank yous for steering me to that antique lighting place. I gave him a vague, lots-of-hand-waving description of what I was hoping to find, he led me to the back of the shop, and there it was. It's perfect with the furniture and with the screen, which I got in that little shop in Westboro. I told him you'd recommended the shop; he remembered you, gave me a discount on the fixture and promised you the same the next time you go in. I told him where you are and he was pleased the lights went with you.

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