You won’t even believe what I’m about to tell you.
Well, it’s all still true. BUT!!!
It turned into this:
(Like seriously? SERIOUSLY?)
AND THIS AND THIS AND THIS!!!!
Ok, so there’s not much of a kitchen, and I’m assuming that’s why we’re able to afford it. I guess I should probably explain.
This apartment is in an area equivalent to the Upper East Side in New York City (for you Houstonians, it’s like River Oaks or Uptown Galleria). It’s busy and posh and lovely…and we somehow found a beautiful and affordable apartment in the area.
It’s tiny, but the location is absolutely phenomenal and the space is charming, with period detail and crown molding. Very Boston brownstone. The layout of the space is excellent – it’s two big rooms, so there’s plenty of flexibility in how we decide to use it. I promise to post pictures once we have everything set up.
How did we get it?
I found the listing over the weekend and emailed the realtor. That night, half of freaking New England lost power when National Grid realized it couldn’t handle a snowstorm. We were without power for three days. Once we got it back, I checked my mail and saw that the realtor had pinged me. I thought, “oh it’s for Back Bay. It probably sucks, anything in our price range in Back Bay sucks.” But I opened the link anyway to remind myself why I had reached out in the first place.
We were fortunate enough to get the first appointment. KnightlyBoyfriend ran over the next day during lunch, looked around for 10 minutes and as he followed the realtor back to her office, he called me to ask if we should move on it. I said “hell yeah!” sight unseen, and he handed over his check upon walking into the realtor’s office.
I’ll write a post later this week that contains tips for renting in Boston. But for now, we’re very happy to have found a place, and the week will be filled with working, packing, and daydreaming about how happy we’ll be to move into our new place.
Oh and PS – I should have mentioned. The apartment happens to be in the same building as my favorite café in Boston. EXPECT A REVIEW.