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    I like the fireplace and the settee with the lamps but that's about it. The artwork is mostly eyesore.

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    It's way too artsy, fartsy and looks totally staged and contrived.
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    It looks way pretentious. That's my problem with it. And the ugly modern decor.
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    A side table made from an old drainpipe?
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    I find their art choices (paintings) revolting
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    What a waste of a great space. The only room I halfway like is the dining room. But that shit all over the buffet (or whatever) has to go.

    That living room manages to look overdone and junky at the same time. The perfectly stacked magazines and the perfectly aligned books on the shelves in the den are pure decor and this makes me irrationally angry. I want to knock those stacks over. I love the giant plant in that room though.

    The bedroom with that sad little picture to the right and that uneven-looking mattress-on-a-frame bed with uncomfortable looking linens makes me want to sleep anywhere else in the house. Except that there's nowhere else that looks even halfway comfortable enough to even sit, much less lay my head down.

    Great space. But pretentiously styled and cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    is that ugly baseboard heat or a nasty ac unit? you would think such a nice place would have central air. that's the only neg i see. well, not sure about the kitchen or bathrooms. ow all good.
    My Brooklyn apartment has old baseboard heating units, and I hate to think of what kind of disaster it would mean to try to change to central air. Honestly, though the heaters aren't pretty, they also are much more comfortable than forced air.
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    i get it. but if you are doing a full gut/remodel, you take that crap out.

    our rebuild took out whatever asbestos/heat drek that was existing and put in radiant. not saying that's the way to go, i would probably prefer central heat.

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    I'm guessing that the ductwork for central heating/air is near impossible to work into the structure of those old buildings? Especially if it has to run through/around other units. Then the only place to put the actual unit is on the roof. I have seen those split unit a/c's on centuries-old buildings.
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