We've been in the new apartment for a week now, and we still have boxes everywhere, but I wanted to take a minute from all the chaos to show off some pictures of the place taken right before we moved in.
The apartment building is called the Kensington, and is located on Main Street, a block directly behind the Salt Lake City Mormon Temple. We're on the third floor, which, from the balcony, gives the most incredible view of downtown. At night, the whole city lights up.
The light is by far my favorite thing about this place. We have windows on all but one side, which is amazing.
View of the living room and dining room from Trent's office.
The porch balcony and view of downtown Salt Lake City.
The kitchen, from the back room.
The back room, where the floors are painted the most lovely shade of blue/gray. There is a lot of cabinet and closet space in this room, and lots of windows. The door in the photo opens to a staircase in the back of the apartment building. It also connects us to the apartment next door.
The bedroom and bathroom. Our room is central to the apartment with three doors- one leading from the living room, one from the bathroom (which connects to Trent's office), and then a door leading to the back room.
The back alley of the apartment complex.
View of the valley from Main Street.
Needless to say, we're completely in love, though it definitely needs some elbow grease and some small repairs (the building was constructed at the turn of the century). This article from the Capital Council is a pretty good read, if you're interested in the history.
The apartment is full of little charming details, like the yellow and mint green bathroom, the original wood floors, the elaborate moldings, and a large porcelain sink in the kitchen.
It's a dream come true for us, honestly. I'm really looking forward to filling it in with furniture- especially a dining room table, which is something that we've lived without for the last 5 years (nearly every meal we ever ate at home was at the computer desk or on the couch).
I'm pinning like crazy to my home inspiration boards and putting money into our furniture fund between spurts of sporadic unpacking and cleaning. I'm really anxious to get this place in working order so that we can move onto much more important things- like taking down those make-shift-counter shelves in the kitchen and putting up all of the art we've accumulated over the years.