The Raleigh World: Apartment Tour

All right, folks. This apartment is as put together as it’s gonna get for now, so it’s time to show y’all where The Boys and I are living.

Here’s the view from the entryway.

apartment entrance

The entry to my apartment

Right off of the entryway is the bathroom. There are two doors leading to the bathroom, one from the entry and one from the bedroom. You may be thinking how convenient that is, so guests won’t need to access the bathroom by going through the bedroom, but you’d be missing the true value of this. And what is that value, you ask? Charlie and Clancy can now chase each other around and around and around the apartment!

bathroom-2nd view

A view of the sink area of the bathroom.


The tub/toilet area of the bathroom

This tub, tho.


I have a HUGE tub!

On the other side of the entryway is the dining room, but I’m using it as my office. It’s barely controlled chaos, right now.


Technically, the dining room, but it’s my office. Pls ignore the chaos.


The kitchen:


A view of the kitchen.

kitchen-second view

Another view of the kitchen

Having a dishwasher again is a life-changer! I had no idea how much I missed having one until I got one again.

The bar area:


A view of the kitchen/bar from the living room

Yes, I have placemats attached to the wall. Charlie is an exceptionally messy eater.

And the living room:

living room

Living room

I’m not going to get new furniture for it for awhile. Part of the reason is not spending money, but the other part is waiting until I get a feel for this space. I brought the old chair/stool from Alameda, so I have something to sit on, so I’m not in any big hurry to buy anything.

And the bedroom:

bedroom view

view of the bedroom from the window

Another view of the bedroom, showing the hallway leading to the bathroom. The doors on the left are the closet, and across from that is the laundry closet (holy crap, talk about another life changer, being able to do laundry without leaving home!).


Another view from the window of the hallway leading to the bathroom

So there we have it. A quick tour of…of…what the hell am I calling this now? For now, it’s home, even if I don’t have a name for it yet.

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6 Responses

  1. Julianna says:

    What a great space. I just love it! I didn’t have a dishwasher for a while and missed having one too. And a washer and drier is fabulous. So glad you’re settling in.

    • victoria says:

      We go through a lot of dishes, for one human and two cats! The dishwasher is a HUGE time (and energy and counter space) saver!

  2. Angela says:

    Congratulations! This looks better than most apartments I see in Alameda. So happy for you!

    • victoria says:

      Thanks, Angela! You’ve been an inspiration to me: I intend to be vigilant and vocal about affordable housing here in the Triangle. They are building a LOT out here, but there is still a lot of pressure on the market. And Raleigh is on the list of potential Amazon HQ2 locations, which will strain the market even more.

  3. Alix says:

    I love it. You’ve made it so welcoming.