Sunday, April 30, 2006
built on reclaimed land just beyond where I took this photo.
Having already visited two such flats in the past, I was determined not to look at any more, but we were seduced by a penthouse show flat because of the views it would afford. And yes, the view was magnificent - and you can see it over on flickr - but I don't think I'll be moving from The Blethers just yet. Show houses are, of course, designed to within an inch of a table napkin, and to leave one book lying on a chair would upset the whole shebang, but my main gripe in all of the flats we've visited is that there is nowhere to put your smalls! Sure, there are wardrobes - but do *you* hang your unmentionables in the wardrobe? Trust me - there was no floor space in that layout to accommodate a nicely concealing chest of drawers.
Chest of drawers .... hah!