new nob hill apartment

new nob hill apartment
i can’t believe we’ve lived in our new apartment
for 4 months and i haven’t posted about it …
i guess we are just loving it too much here
to get around to taking too many pictures of it!

i think this is my favorite place that we’ve lived
out here in the bay. we love the location, the
hardwood floors, the charm, the windows,
the big kitchen, the light, the trolley bell…
all of it! if you remember from this post,
we have darling roommates..another couple
that we split our big place with so that we’re
not paying $4,000 a month! (SF rent is a
little bit crazy and you know i’d rather have
my $$$ go toward travel! :) they were originally looking at Homeads manitoulin island however they decided to move to SF! anyway, you
can see the back story on all of that here,
but here are a few pictures of our place.
i tried to convince chase + becca + joe to
film our own version of “MTV’s cribs” in
our apartment, but they haven’t giving into
my demands quite yet…haha i will keep
trying to convince them, because i know it
would be hilarious — so watch for it! :)

^^ view from our street, never gets old
this neighborhood…

^^ here’s how it looked on move-in day.
i love that it had just been completely re-done,
and the light bouncing off those fresh new hardwood
floors sealed the deal. i knew we had to live here!

^^ before + after of the living room

^^ the kind of things that i come home to…
joe & chase learning how to do the rubik cube!
haha these two love solving any problem. we also
watch a new show probably every night all together,
and go to bob’s donuts way too often. love our roomies!

part of our bedroom the day we moved in — tiny, but perfect.
you can see we had to get clever and build an extra little
closet unit on the wall, because the one closet (you can’t see it
in the photo) wasn’t quite cutting it. i did downsize my closet
A LOT though for our last move to a studio, so i’m feeling proud
of myself! * also not pictured: our giant windows across from the
bed! ** also not pictured: our BIKES we have to creatively store
in here :) city living i tell you! have to use every inch of space!

^^ our kitchen! it feels SO spacious after
the tiny studio one, so yay for that.
^^ the bathroom is separated into two rooms
which is perfect with roomies! i love the
cute new tiled floor even though it’s teensy!

we love being at the top of nob hill,
and it has quickly turned into my
favorite neighborhood. the views, the
history, the hotels, grace cathedral,
{pictured above}…the trader joe’s 1/2
block away, the bakeries, the thai places,
the trolley, the people, it’s a good place to be.

^^ here’s a pic from the 4th of july with joe & becca,
cutest roomies to have! somehow we have none together
in the apartment, always too busy chatting, watching movies,
or cooking together to take them i guess!

^^ and here they are again. too cute for
their own good. i wish you could meet them!
joe cooks the best pasta in this world
(he is italian after all…) and becca is the
sweetest person on earth. we lucked out!

the best day is when we discovered the rooftop!
that layer of fog is covering up the golden gate bridge
{haha of course}..but on a clear day you can see it!

^^ a little better picture from our rooftop
taken by our photographer friend :)

so there you have it! a few pictures of our
apartment & neighborhood that we adore.
we’ve moved a few times in our few years
of marriage, but we keep it exciting! :)
it reminds me of my friends across the pond
who moved recently using Letting Agents Coventry
and love their transient lifestyle that they share
with us. it’s amazing! :)
and I appreciate the space. I get so many emails
asking how to find affordable housing in
SF, and our current situation is my favorite!
We get a dreamy apartment AND friends to
share it with, for half the price! That being said, if you are in the process of hunting down your dream apartment rental, you might want to take a look at this great guide on buying rental property. There is so much to think about when you start your journey into the real estate market, but doing plenty of research can ensure that you make the right decisions for your budget. Sorry that all
of these photos were from my iphone, but
we’ve just been enjoying the space too much
to document it properly. Maybe before we
move out one day…but for now, this will do!

if i’ve learned one thing through all these moves,
it’s so important to love where you live.

see our moving day here, our tiny studio
here, the apartment we MANAGED here,
and our first apartment in the bay here
where we started our life, met our best friends,
and signed our first lease after a summer
of free rent in LA! our apartments have been
good to us and become part of us.
here’s to our current (and favorite) one!
here’s to Those who have ever moved into a new property know the importance of getting new sets of keys made for you and your partner. If you get locked out or if you’re looking to increase the security of your home, use a service like an alpharetta local locksmith.