Well, after seeing the first apartment my broker showed me, my plan fell apart. The apartment felt like home immediately. It was within walking distance of my office, within my budget, and had a kitchen that intrigued the heck out of me. After only standing in the apartment for ten minutes, I shook my broker's hand and said I wanted to put down a deposit.
But, back to the kitchen. As you can see in the above photo, it has a fireplace in it! The kitchen was an afterthought. My broker told me they had just finished installing the cabinets and counters, had just brought in the appliances, and had just finished laying down the tile. At first glance, the kitchen does look a bit awkward with a blocked-up-and-clearly-not-working fireplace. And it seems a little strange to be using the underside of the mantel as a hood to "catch" the bit of smoke and steam that billows upwards as I'm cooking. But the mantel makes a perfect shelf.
What makes your kitchen quirky?
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