Monday, June 1, 2009

No, no, it's a heated towelrack

Oh, man. This reminds me of my first apartment in New York City. One day I discovered that I could remain seated, shall we say, while turning off the whistling tea kettle. To whoever lives in that apartment now, I offer you this listing as consolation: at least the shower isn't in the kitchen. Or maybe, at least the kitchen isn't in the bathroom? Anyway. The listing points out that

This Charming Chelsea Apartment Includes:

• A windowed kitchen and modern appliances

• A full bathroom

Somehow they forget to mention that the windowed kitchen and the full bathroom are occupying the same spot.

(Found by Rachael. And yes, I know I'm cheating and that there really is no better photograph for this situation and that this will make some people angry, but know what? I don't care! Tra la la!)

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

well, that throws the expression "don't sh*t where you eat" right out the window...

Laura said...

Perfect for the busy housewife torn between looking freshly showered for her husband when he walks through the door, and having dinner ready at 6:00pm on the dot.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about making anyone angry, Sara. Sure, there is no better angle for the picture, but that's not even close to the point of this one!

It ought to say it comes with a dishwasher because you can heave your dirty dishes into the bottom of the shower without moving an inch. Ugh. You shouldn't bathe where you cook, or eat anything prepared anywhere near that close to where you...uh...attend to necessary functions.

Dude, I have higher standards for my cat! I make sure his food dish and litter boxes are kept in entirely separate areas. Not that he'd care, he's a freaking cat. But it would sure as heck bother me.

It's otherwise a cute apartment, but again, just check out Baltimore, or any of the other cool cities. Chances are you won't be scrambling your eggs four inches from where you empty your bladder.

And rock on with the blog, Sara. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this. It adds something to my day, everyday. Anyone that complains about the content is more than welcome to run off, and start their own, to their own standards.

Elia said...

Umm, wouldn't OSHA have something to say about this if it was a workplace?

Meg said...

That's gross.

Fixer Mamma said...

wow! the inspector that did my house would have a field day with the whole gas stove/water/electricity within a foot of each other

kajr said...

Reminds me of my old apartment in St Paul, MN!

Anonymous said...

Drat that NYC. No wonder Kramer wanted to put a disposal in his shower.

And per the "full bath" description, I always thought that meant a bath tub in the room. Maybe a shower + a gas stove = a tub?

Angela said...

I have to say that I think being able to be in reach of my kitchen's coffee pot while I shower means the coffee and the shower are that much closer together -- both key wake up devices. I'm not so sure if this isn't a brilliant design style for those "oh so NOT morning people"-people.

I'm lovin it and if I get the job in NY I just applied for -- which will require me to have a cheap and cheerful NY apt which I will live in between trips to my Florida home, I will be seeking this listing -- thanks lovelylisting!!! (said in the spirit of the "thanks buyowner" commercials that permeate Sunday TV)

mudslicker said...

I shudder to imagine where the food preparation station is--and then think better of it and just don't go there.

Anonymous: dishwasher in the shower? I suppose that ranks up there with claiming there's a garbage disposal as well. Can you say "flush"...?

burhanistan said...

It's a bun warmer.

Also, my mortgage (including all escrow and homeowner's insurance) is only a few hundred bucks more than that place and I get almost 3k square feet, three stories, and 3.5 bathrooms. My kitchen is bigger than that whole apartment! Texas is the reason!

Stuart said...

The only thing missing from this is an axle.

scowl said...

That kitchen/bathroom would be perfect with a big plasma TV. The only question is where to put the bed.

Anonymous said...

At least the toilet is in a separate room.

Angel said...

$1800/month and I have to shower in the kitchen. Or cook in the bathroom. I'm so confused...

I think my garage is bigger than that apartment. Wow.

Mandy said...

I cannot even contemplate cooking food so close to the toilet! That's just......unthinkable!

Trish said...

Thank goodness there's a door around the toilet at least. It's still disturbing though. I DON'T have a kitchen in my bathroom and I still wish I had a door around my toilet! I hope these people never invite me over for dinner.

Anonymous said...

My husband used to live in a studio just like this. We called this room the "bitchen" (bathroom/kitchen.)

jackie31337 said...

"It ought to say it comes with a dishwasher because you can heave your dirty dishes into the bottom of the shower without moving an inch. Ugh. You shouldn't bathe where you cook, or eat anything prepared anywhere near that close to where you...uh...attend to necessary functions."

That totally reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer decides to do all his dishes and cooking in the shower. Perhaps this was the inspiration?

Also, at least there's a door between the toilet and the kitchen!

Gamzulatov said...

I was going to call you for cheating on this one.

But since you said "Tra La La",

I'm going to give you a pass.

blake said...

Yeah, i thought about the Seinfeld where Kramer started cooking in the shower.

Thats going to be a great phone call one day.
"hey man, whats going on?"
"nothing, just making a grilled cheese sandwich and taking a sh*t"
"umm....I'll just call back later"

newportjoey said...

I see that Chair's high-end relatives from Ikea have sprawled all over the place.

Anonymous said...

A lot of houses have a small bathroom right off the kitchen. I admit they don't have the shower right next to the stove, but if I was paying $1800 a month to rent a place while I'm going to school, I'm not going to take *$%# from anybody about my apartment.

Anonymous said...

That does seem like really bad design even for a studio to put the shower in the bathroom.
So if you have a guest, you cant even get a drink while they shower without reaching into a fridge 3 feet from them showering? weird.

I never got NYC apartments. I get that New York is cool and everything, but i just could never live in an un-air conditioned closet for almost a months rent like some of these places listed.

Anonymous said...

Check these out too.

http://www.chrisconnollyonline.com/2009/05/91-if-you-build-it-they-will-come-and.html

Anonymous said...

....And because it's Chelsea, someone is probably paying well over $1800 per month for this studio apartment...gaaahh.

James said...

That's not illegal in the USA? It's against the UK building codes for sure.