New abode

My friend Mar blogged about going home today and it reminded me that I wanted to share with you some photos of our new place here in Denver. It reminds me of our old place in Chicago, both in terms of the place itself and the locale. 

The decision to move happened around the holidays so I ended up coming out to Denver by myself for 3 days to apartment hunt. I looked at 20 places all over the city. It was challenging to pick a place in a city that I was unfamiliar with, but after looking at 20 places, I started to get a feel for the different neighborhoods. I found this 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and really liked it.

Originally, we wanted to get a 2 bedroom, because we figured we'd have visitors due to proximity to LA. But then it didn't make sense to pay up for occasional use by visitors. And I really liked the price point, location and feel of the place. You can kind of tell from the first photo, but the bedroom is a triangle shape. Also, we have a window that looks out onto the Rocky Mountains, which I love.

Even our layout resembles how we had our Chicago place set up. The building is a condo where most units are rented out. I like our unit because of the hardwood floors and large counter spaces in the kitchen. It also has a mini washer and dryer, which is nice.

Above is a view from the door. You can't really tell here but there is a view of downtown from our balcony. Another reason I liked our place was because it's only 1.5 miles from W's work. There is a shuttle that runs to downtown from our buildings, so W just takes that to work, which saves on gas and time! As you can see, W got a bike recently. He bought it on Craigslist for $40 and got new tires and a saddle for it. The bike trail, which runs through the city is pretty awesome, and it runs right by our place. I'm looking for a bike too, and I can't wait to ride.

Besides the shuttle, there are some other perks to our building such as a common use computer with scanner, gym, pool, sauna and washer/dryers on each floor at very reasonable prices.

The location has been fantastic. Not only does W have a short and carless commute, but we are close to everything - the art museum, central library and downtown to name a few. I can walk to coffee shops, the dry cleaners, the grocery store and a few bars/restaurants.

It turned out W loves the place just as much as I do. This is his first time not being so dependent on a car and he's been pleasantly surprised by how convenient it is.


  1. Hey Bo! I like your place! Can I ask where the towel rack in the first two photos came from? I've used them before at hotels but never thought to get one for our apt - and we ALWAYS have more towels than space to hang them (how does that happen? we're only a family of 3!). Anyway, it's functional but looks very nice in your room.

  2. Charissa, it's from IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90154597/ They don't have it in the same color anymore, which is a bummer. Also, I think the price went up. I don't remember paying $20 for a towel rack! I do like the simple design of it though.

  3. I am so glad to see your new place...you know how much of an curious person I am. It looks like a morph between your New Albany house and your last C-bus apt. It's just lovely and I can tell you and W have already made it your home which makes me so happy for you.

    The last picture did make me giggle a little - the space heater is still following you around:). Hugs to you both!

  4. jac - Haha. You'll be amused to know that we actually got another one so there's one in each room now. ;)