August is for Odd Space Solutions

August is for Odd Space Solutions

Jul 31, 2006

We've been looking to buy an apartment for at least two years now. That's two years of weekend open houses. With all the retro-fitted housing stock in SF, two years of open houses means, among other things, that we've seen a lot of odd spaces.

In SF especially, the late addition of modern plumbing and the subdivision of formerly grand living spaces has created lots of interior architectural bizarreness. We've seen apartments with quirks like a single bathroom you could only access through the kitchen, a parlor halved in two on the diagonal, a bathroom with more ceiling height than floor space. In one 60's era flat the broker cheerfully described the functioning sink that was hanging out in the bedroom closet as a perk.

We admire this guy's optimism, and we're going to be copping the same 'tude this month as we blog your topic of choice: odd space solutions. (Though the polls are still open...) This theme is a deep ore in our region, so help us mine it for all it's worth by sending in questions and solutions for your own odd space dilemmas.

Also this week: the Pet Decor Contest Finals and Launch Party goodness (mark your calendars for August 17th)!

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