Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A little bit of country on East Fifth Street

Man, I can almost hear the rooster crow reading the newish listing for this one bedroom home on East Fifth Street just east of Cooper Square. As the listing says:

Nestled in the heart of the East Village is your own private oasis. Relax and enjoy a 680sf South facing private garden with shade provide by a beautiful Norway Maple tree and framed by gorgeous plantings. The indoor oasis is just as special creating a wonderful country in the city feel where you can relax, entertain and work. With North / South exposures and the birds chirping on the tree lined block it's easy to forget where you are. The country kitchen provides top of the line appliances and plenty of space to use them. Hardwood floors, HVAC and tons of storage including private basement storage room complete this fabulous home. The small scale condominium is conveniently located near all of the shops, restaurants, buses and trains that make life in the East Village so much fun to live in.

And then you hear a party coming from the Cooper Square Hotel!

Anyway! Here's what it looks like.


Lisa said...

Holy cow, did they jam enough crap into that space? What are they trying to hide? Or perhaps they're just practitioners of the "country=cluttered with flea-market junk" aesthetic, but it's amazing to think someone actually got paid to make it look like that. And, um, I'd really like to meet the Amish- or Kansas farm-woman who would consider that bland white Euro-thing a "country kitchen", please.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

I hope it comes with the plates on the walls.

EV Grieve said...

@Lisa & Goggla — Ha!

Looking at these interior photos brings up some awful childhood memories... of having to go to some weird relative's house .... and finding stacks of "collectibles" (junk) everywhere. Like being trapped in an episode of the Hoarders for an entire weekend.

Lisa said...

Grieve - I work in a small auction house, and my job frequently calls for me to go into houses that sound just like your weird relative's place to see if the "rare antiques" people claim they have really have any value (sometimes) or are just mounds of filthy junk (more likely). You wouldn't believe some of the things I've seen and smelled - hope yours wasn't all funky and nasty the way soooo many of them are!

Jill said...

I'm addicted to Hoarders. It's an excellent motivation tool to clean up.