No more cardboard box in my future!

Ok, it’s official. In the beginning of April, I will be the proud tenant of an apartment that is NOT a cardboard box or a hotel room. It was a bit of an ordeal but, in the end, I have a signed lease and I’ve put down a crapload of money. I’ll get into the details later. For the moment, I’ll just post some pics from the listing. Enjoy!

Here’s the layout (yes, that’s 400 sq ft!)



Kitchen (part of the living room)


Living room


And here’s a link to a sort of panaroma . And if you wanna see where it is, here’s a google maps link.

Anyway, my latest jaunt to the UK is over. Time to pack and head back to Heathrow for a final trip to the US.

5 Responses to “No more cardboard box in my future!”

  1. up your bum Says:

    congrats and hurrah! very swish. i claim the couch. adrian can sleep in the fireplace.

    hope you had a safe trip back. have fun in chicago!

  2. anne Says:

    Hey! CONGRATS! It looks so charming and “European”! (It doesn’t seem too much smaller than your apartment in Old Town, either, sans wall between the kitchen and living room.) I hope it’s kitty friendly too!

    You’re not too far from where I lived (lord, 10 years ago) one summer in Regent’s Park. Fun times!!

    Can’t wait for “Matt’s Last Chance to Eat Good Hot Dogs, Pizza, and other Chicago Cliches” weekend!

    Travel safe and we’ll see you soon!

  3. anne Says:

    Oh, and does the fireplace work? Groovy!

  4. matt Says:

    Alas, the fireplace is decorative. But it’s just a nice touch. Yeah, regent’s park is relatively close, but London seems weird in that if something is more than a couple of miles away, it’s an eternity 🙂

    It’s prolly not much smaller than my place in Old Town, but it’s much airier and the windows actually get light. And the kitchen/living room combo does shave off some square footage.

    Best of all, it’s kitty friendly! My cats can move to London in July! Hurray!

  5. Mom Says:

    Pack your “fireplace” from Chicago and light the candles! Not as good as the real thing, but at least something to go in the niche.