Hello loves! Lately we’ve been working our dream that we’ve had for the past years which was buying our own apartment! Today is a super exciting day for Klemens and I because today we finally got the keys! We’ve been waiting for this moment for so long and can’t believe it’s finally here! :D
We got the keys this morning and spent the whole day here just enjoying our new place and of course we took some photos to show you guys!
We had the idea long time ago to search for a Berlin Altbau which means an old apartment from the early 1900 but it’s been so hard to find. Last year we actually found one that we really liked and were already in negotiations but in the last minute there were some complications with the owners and they didn’t want to sell it un-renovated. They wanted to renovate it all in their own way which didn’t match at all how we wanted it to be. We were really heart broken at that time because we thought we would never find anything like that again… we wanted something with an open kitchen or at least something where we could open it, high ceilings, balcony and most important of all, a lot of light! And not to forget – old wooden floors and windows! Also something in a good area…All this is not so easy to find anymore.
But one day we found another apartment, Klemens wasn’t so into it when he read about it because he was too obsessed with the first one… but I was very excited about the new one so we went to see it! And thank me for that, WOW, once we sat foot in this apartment for the first time we fell even more in love than with the first one and everything just seemed to be right! It was exactly what we wanted but even better, building is from 1890, more light than we could imagine, not one but two balconies, a big open kitchen, extra high ceiling with 3,40 metres, beautiful floors and huge windows and balcony doors and on top of that, its a duplex, so two floors on the top :) It is also located in Friedrichshain which we really like. We’re so happy! <3
How funny how you think you’ll never find anything better and then it all proves you wrong! We’re so happy we didn’t get the first one!
Here below are some photos of how it looks like right now, we have a lot of ideas of how to renovate it and change it a bit to how we imagine to be our dream apartment. We will take down some small walls, definitely take away the stairs and change it for something else and make it more open and get even more light, but we will definitely keep you on that journey because this is our main summer plan. I hope you’re interested in a bit of decoration and house renovations because there will be quite some of that in the next months :) We’re super excited for this!
We are so in love and excited for this next chapter in our life! Today we brought our airbed and will sleep here tonight, put up some candles and have some pizza :) It’s always been a dream to do that in our first apartment <3
Lots of love xx Mikuta + Klemens + Casa Cozy