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    Default An apartment in Budapest

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    Erik D'Amato and Janet Haven bought their 1,600-square-foot apartment for around $100,000 in 2001. At the time, the apartment, located on the fourth floor, housed a language school.














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    It's very pretty. I could happily live there.

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    Aw man, really like this. The lighted wet bar? Oh yeah.
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    It still looks like a school, except for the kitchen and bathroom.

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    love the kitchen....
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    I really like it. The bathroom's a bit too beige and I hate the brown sink tile but still, I could live there too.

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    I love this. Love love love.
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    i love love love the space itself - it's an old austrian style apartment, similar to most old flats in vienna where you kind of go from one room the the next, no hallways. it reminds me of the flat we had in vienna - beautiful high ceilings and doors and massive windows. i would decorate it differently but damn, what a space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i love love love the space itself - it's an old austrian style apartment, similar to most old flats in vienna where you kind of go from one room the the next, no hallways. it reminds me of the flat we had in vienna - beautiful high ceilings and doors and massive windows. i would decorate it differently but damn, what a space.
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    Yep but different paint.

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    Nice space, but needs new furniture and the paint colors need to be toned down.

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    I don't like that you have to go through a room to get to an other one, it lacks privacy I think.

    Otherwise I like the house, and the building is gorgeous.
    Love all the windows in the living room.
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    Very spacious-the red,red,red paint would go first!
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    I'd want to see shots of the courtyard too and the staircase... They are usually in the same state as they were after WWII. In the dungeons (well, the cellars underneath the houses) you can find anything, even the bones of Russian soldiers LOL

    Apart from that I'm again convinced that though the high ceiling and the size gives you a great feeling, people still cannot do a proper thing with this type of flats.

    Here you have a room designed as if it was a reception room of a baron from the 19th c with a flat screen telly, in the hallway (that has a window overlooking the wall of the house since it's a lichthof, a light shaft) you have an über modern tiled piece, the kid's room en bloc was delivered from IKEA, the master bedroom has furniture thrown in, your kitchen is yet again something completely different (I'm not mentioning the bathroom, I don't like it at all).

    When you walk around in a flat like that it makes you tired because it gives you the feel that you are walking through centuries.
    (I'm not criticising them, they've done their best - still not enough)

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    beautiful building. i love the spatious feel of the rooms and the fact that they're all connected. but i would repaint everything. i would also redo the bar, bathroom and part of the kitchen. i agree with geest that the furniture is a problem. they need to find a better balance between antique & modern. i would also go for a more minimalistic feel. but that's my own style, antique mixed with contemporary in a minimalistic way while keeping colour to a bare minimum. this is also the kind of house where chandeliers look amazing due to the high ceilings and slightly exaggerated dimensions. i would have so much fun buying new chandeliers for the central rooms, i think. also, i love the parquet.

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