I keep forgetting to say that we met one of our neighbours, Steven (and his very sweet dogs Twiggy and Coco), from the rather nice house next door, he told us that he had a friend who had lived in our house decades ago. Apparently it was built in the Thirties and has always been appartments. Fascinating!
There are several elements, like the living room's light fixture, that are clearly original features, and it also explains the layout and design of the flat itself. All of the rooms, including the hallway and except for the bathroom, have a large cupboard built in; it makes so much difference, and I don't understand why more modern houses forego this type of functionality. Well I suppose that it must be much cheaper to build that way, but why don't people insist that houses need proper storage?
There is never anywhere to keep the ironing board or the vacuum cleaner anymore. Actually, in this appartment we have an original murphy bed style ironing board in the kitchen which I would have tried using, but Doc C thought it would be a little bit impractical as it butts up against the gas stove in the kitchen.
Still, isn't that fab?