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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Our new apartment

Thank you for all the well wishes for our move! Everything went smoothly last weekend, and we're now settling in. Here are a few photos of the apartment, if you'd like to see...
Here's the living area, which has a dining nook and an open kitchen. We love how bright and airy the room feels; it feels like you're outside even when you're inside. You can't see it in these photos, but the windows on the left actually have river views; we set up the rocking chair right there, so when I nurse Anton, we can look out over the sailboats.
Here's the master bedroom, which also has water views to the left. (Thankfully the room feels bigger than it looks in this teeny photo.) We also look onto the building across from us, which feels straight out of Rear Window.
Here's the boys' nursery, which looks over this hidden playground! Toby calls it "our backyard," which I love.
Right now we're figuring out how to lay out the furniture and make it feel like a cozy home, and I can't wait to show final photos when it's all set up! I definitely miss our community in the West Village, but I'm hoping we'll meet some new neighborhood friends here for playground dates and evening cocktails.
(A Shake Shack picnic our first night there:)

Thank you again for all your sweet notes! Wish us luck decorating! xo

P.S. Our old apartment in the West Village.

137 comments:

Erin said...

It's beautiful! I'm so excited for you - may you all be happy and well in your wonderful new space.

Melissa Rugg said...

Looks amazing!!

Robyn said...

With a flat like that, it will be hard to move again! So big!

Sarah Spitz said...

Congratulations!!!
We just moved a couple of days ago http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2013/09/on-move.html
and wish you all the luck and patience in the world while packing all those boxes...

Love from Germany,
B&B

RaisingW said...

Welcome to the hood! We love it here.

Abbey said...

So exciting! Looks like a great apartment! Can't wait to see how you style it. :)

Grace Beekman said...

What a beautiful place! I love the windows! SO fun! :)

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Jessica Cole said...

We live in a house in the UK. We also have 2 boys. I yearn for an apartment lifestyle! It is just a totally different way of living. I love the fact that there are no stairs within your home and also that you really live in all of the rooms - there are no wasted spaces. It's inspired me to de-clutter. Wish you all the best with the decorating. I know how long it can take to work out the best room layouts. And I am excited to see what you do with the place!!

Lady Grey said...

Wow Joanna, it's a beautiful space! And so much light!
xo

Anna Louisa said...

Those windows! I'm swooning...we're about to move, and unfortunately will have fewer windows than before :(.

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The Slow Pace said...

It looks amazing!!! With that light, making it prettier won't be too difficult!
I'm sure you will be settled and surrounded by cool neighbours really soon! Plus Toby and Anton will really enjoy that hidden playground! Can't wait to see the "after" pictures!!!
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Kim said...

Looks great! so light and bright.

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Natasha said...

Congrats!!! It is so much fun to rethink how to arrange furniture and decorate! I actually get bored when everything is ready. Then its time to think of new colors again. :)


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michelle said...

it's so pretty and big!! i love all the windows and trees!

crushedredvelvet said...

ooh two bathrooms! Are you going to have one a kids and one for adults?

msn said...

hello,

congratulations on your new home!

msn said...

hello,

congratulations on your new home!

Amanda aka MamaRobot said...

I'm excited to see what you do with it, especially since it's VERY similar to our apartment!

thiswebberlife said...

Congrats! How exciting for a new space that is so open - a rare find in NYC :) I love following your adventures and have used your recommendations for places to see/do/eat since moving to the area. Happy nesting! - Abbe

Rosamapose said...

Congratulations on the move!! I've been in my current apartment in Astoria for two years this October, and a few nights ago after I shut the lights off for bed a cockroach came out of the ceiling fan in my room and landed on my bed...so, it may be time for me to make a move, too! Can't wait to see what you do with the place :)

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Jackie {York Avenue} said...

Congratulations! This apartment looks amazing. It must be tough to leave a neighborhood you love but that's the great part about NYC-you can easily get back when you feel like visiting. I'm sure you'll have a great time discovering places in your new location too.

Lucía Baballa said...

Very goog luck in you new home, definitively perfect to rise the kids!! looks amazing.
Lucia

LPC said...

Wishing you all the best. I hope Toby loves his "backyard," and Anton too.

Jade Sheldon said...

Aw, it's beautiful!! How exciting!

saraspunza.com said...

You will make it look amazing!

Jesse said...

shake shack makes moving okay right? how did toby take the move? we just resigned our lease but i already worry about when we move, atticus seems so attached to our house:)

Unknown said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful clean slate to start with - and what seems like an amazing location. Best of luck settling in!

Alexa said...

gorgeous light! and i love the thought of you rocking your babies by the window with the sailboats. so sweet.

dajana, all kinds of lovely said...

Can't wait to see how you decorate that lovely space (it's so light-filled)! But I realize with two children, it won't happen overnight.

p.s. One of my favourite memories of our trip to NYC last fall was when we had our own Shake Shack picnic. I still dream of that burger!

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Hemylle Karollyne said...

OMG! It's soo cute already! I can't wait to see it with the furniture inside. I'm sure it will look awesome!

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Michelle Ash Latham said...

Looks like a great apartment! Can't wait to see what you do with the decorating!

Jon and Lisa said...

Love the floors! And all that light . . .

Kirby said...

I love the floor! And the views! That must be so exciting to have a new place for your little family. Congrats!

xx

MrsCab said...

Joanna, join HRP Mamas, if you haven't already. The community down here is really strong!

Meghan Mahar said...

It's a great building. I've worked there as a postpartum doula with 2 different families, lots of babies and kids:) and of course amazing views of the 4th of July fireworks!

Nadya Sagner said...

Those views are amazing! All the best at your new place.

Aja Lake | the gold hat. said...

Really sweet. And exciting! Best wishes, Goddard-Williams family. x

D2 said...

I LOVE all the lighting you get. That is awesome! Best wishes getting settled. XO

Ginny said...

Happy new apartment! It's beautiful and I can't wait to see how you make it your own...wish I could come decorate with you...I love your taste :)

Kimberly Ann said...

That looks gorgeous!! I absolutely love how open and bright the place is. Love all the windows!

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Emma said...

Love the new place and I can't wait to see how you set it up. And that last picture of the boys makes Toby look like such a grown up boy!

Sydney said...

What a lovely open space. Can't wait to see your pictures of it furnished!

samantha hahn said...

rad.

Riley Justesen said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! A dream, really. Good luck on moving in, I always think that is the part that is the most fun even if it feels stressful at the time.
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Suse said...

Yikes...window treatments!!

mary straton said...

So pretty! I will always love parquet floors!

TheMacaronAddict said...

I want to have a shake shack picnic. Your place looks really nice!

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bisbee said...

Very nice and open! Great windows! We are coming to NYC next month for 3 days - my stepdaughter lives in the West Village - we're taking her to a few shows, and found a lovely Inn close to her - it got very good reviews and I can't wait! She lived in LA for 2 years after college and we only got to visit her out there once...much easier to hop up to NYC for more frequent visits - and I always love NY - I was born there and lived in the Bronx until I was 7. Of course, that was a LONG time ago, but my heart belongs to NY!

Silvia said...

It looks wonderful. I'm sure it will feel like home very soon. Good luck with the decorating.

Kate said...

Of course I love the crusty old buildings of nyc, but it is such a revelation to move into a new full service building. We used to live around the corner on Harrison street (before we moved to Brooklyn) and just loved the parks along the water. Mini golf is just north of you!

Keep an eye out for the meatball sandwiches at Terroir. And Sunday dinner at the Harrison is fantastic, whatever the theme. Bagels at the place on Chambers. Coffee at Kaffe 1668 (they have a little rocking sheep for Toby)! And, if you haven't been, drinks at Smith and Mills. It is fun whether it is 5 pm or 3 am. Oh, and the brunch at Locanda Verde is awesome, without the hassle of dinner crowds. Enjoy!!

Mollie D said...

It's so nice! Love the windows. I don't know how New Yorkers do it though, it's so small for four people! But, I guess you have the biggest, best, backyard ever- the city

Jill said...

Love! That park is amazing! We visited it last summer after finding it on your blog. My husband was impressed that I found it and our then 2 year old loved it!

Nanu fait dodo said...

I'll miss your old apartment, but I wish you all the best for tour move!

lessthanperfectmama.com said...

Good for you! The apartment looks great. I've never lived in the city, only on Long Island, so all of this sounds exciting to me. Enjoy!

June Allison Ramos said...

You have such an amazing space! Best of luck!!! Please send photos once it's all decorated, etc!!!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Congratulations! I love love all of the big windows! So lovely on sunny days.

KK

Nina Leung said...

Congratulations on your new apartment! It's beautiful! I'm excited to see it when it's all settled in! Good luck!

Hillary said...

I love it! Makes me less scared about feeling at home in a big city.

Janelle @ Two Cups Of Happy said...

The light in your new place is incredible! I like the black cased windows too. Good luck with the unpacking stage. :)

Loulou said...

It looks great! Good for you. Nice big windows.

Dana said...

gorgeous apartment - the huge windows are a BIG plus. always amazing to have tons of natural light.

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Miss Margarita said...

so cute!!

suzetteroberts.com said...

Beautiful, beautiful... and nice open space. I'm so happy for you! Best wishes for all things happy in your new abode. The boys will go wild once Anton starts creeping! ;)

Celeste said...

Two bathrooms?! Bright windows? Lucky!

NICOLE said...

Lovely, lovely space!! Congratulations!

Allison said...

love those huge windows! but WOW i cannot imagine living in NYC. i'm spoiled where i'm at.

Alicia Peyrano said...

Congratulations, nothing like a blank slate! Can't wait to see it lived in. xo
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bbense said...

What a great place! I just visited NYC for the second time ever back in May. I fell in love with it all over again. Manhattan is magical. (I lived in San Francisco for 6 years - also amazing - so I can't complain). Enjoy decorating! P.S. Your boys are simply adorable.

jm said...

It is amazing how your apartment is so outdoors! The windows are spectacular!

SanDee said...
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SanDee said...

That one window IS right out of Rear Window (one of my all-time faves)! I halfway expected to see Miss Torso working out at the barre or the lady who lowers her dog to the ground in a basket! Enjoy your wonderful new space--I know you'll all be very happy there!

Michelle Panting said...

What an amazing space. Those windows and parquet floors are to die for!

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jm said...

Oh, the views! gorgeous!

Nummy For My Tummy said...

Congratulations! It looks lovely!

flashshoe said...

Wow, all of that natural light looks wonderful!

Manda said...

Do we want to see the aparment? Is that even a question?? :)
What a sweet space, can't wait to see how you make it your own.

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Laura said...

Wow! Looks awesome- congrats!

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Katie said...

So bright and airy! Having lived in NY in a much smaller place, it looks palatial to me :) I think you may live in a neighboring building to my husband's cousin and her two sweet little girls. One is the perfect age for Toby :)

-Katie

Lindsey said...

Wow! Beautiful windows, so light and open. Enjoy!

Colleen Kemp said...

Those WINDOWS!!!!! Amazing and beautiful! Best of luck getting settled!

Arika Schienbein said...

It looks so beautiful!!!! I bet it'll feel nice and cozy in no time!

Kory Kendrick said...

Wow! It looks big! Congrats on the new place!

J.Crowell said...

What a beautiful apartment! I actually grew up at Duane and Hudson and have the BEST memories from Washington Market Park. Enjoy those views over the river!!

The Wardrobe Project said...

Congratulations!I love how bright it is!

Charlotte | Charlotte's Web said...

This place looks great, those windows...

Lynn said...

This just reminded me of when my mom taught me the word 'voyeur' when I was in high school and I was tortured by all the long driveways near us leading to mansions hidden at their ends. I wanted to see them all! (note we did not live in one)

belikedot said...

Jo, this apartment looks great! I wish you all the happiness in your new place!
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Sabrina said...

What a beautiful place! I'm sure you will make it better with all the furniture and stuffs. Good luck with your new home!

Michael said...

Congratulations! It looks gorgeous. All that natural light!!

Sammi said...

Congratulations!

Very exciting :)

Can't wait to see it all finished and set up :)

Kathleen Heffner said...

I love all the windows! I wish you every happiness in your new home!

Lauren Ashley said...

So exciting - I can't wait to see it all done up!

Holly said...

Congratulation on getting a new home! What a lovely place to start a new chapter of your family!
Best wishes from Hong Kong :)

lulu said...

Best wishes from a longtime reader, Brooklyn-manhattan-back to brooklyn resident!
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Have fun growing into your new place!

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e024b39e-59a7-11e2-9397-000bcdcb2996 said...

Congrats! It's funny how a year ago today, you posted about house hunting. Things always work out! :)

petal and plume said...

how incredibly exciting for your little family! all the best as you move in!
xx

Amélie said...

Congrats!! The place looks so lovely with all these windows!!

Margaret said...

I love this! And I JUST read a fabulous room sharing blog post by Laura Swartz, a sleep consultant. Check it out if you want some information and ideas. She had FIVE kids in a three bedroom house with great sleep habits.
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j said...

great day with the kids or date night with the hubby is mini-golf right by you! http://pier25.com/mini-golf/

dervla kelly said...

it doesn't look tiny at all, and those floor to ceiling windows are so valuable! I wonder if you'll want to stay here longer than a year :))

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Apartment Diet said...

congrats on the move!! looks like a lovely inviting space

PS let us know if you want help / advice on furniture placing - moving furniture & helping make a space make sense is a huge part of what we do :)

Ana said...

goodluck! i'm sure you'll make it amazing!

Aslyn Lapham said...

Beautiful apartment! I'm sure you'll make it look amazing!

MissFingertips said...

Congratulations Joanna, it's a time full of new things for you guys...the house looks airy and full of light.
Can't wait to see how you decorate it!
ps. that "backyard" is so beautiful!

Mirela said...

It looks so spacious and bright! I love it, congratulations!! And you have 2 bathrooms?! What a gift!! :)

LeeLee said...

So exciting!! Love all of the natural light. Congratulations!

Home Sale Home said...

oh nice ... be very happy there ;)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Maybe I missed it, but which neighborhood is this?

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Caroline, No. said...

You're in! Congrats. I absolutely love TriBeCa, my fave area in manhattan. Probs bcs where i stayed on my first visit, at the cosmopolitan hotel on chambers! Back when the wtc was still there. It still had the dangerous downtown vibe then. Love a rainy afternoon down there. Enjoy! xx

Elle said...

Congratulations, I wish you lots of happiness in your new and lovely home. I stumbled upon your blog a month or so ago when I found out we were moving from the UK to NYC (with our 18 month old). It has been an inspiring must-read ever since. If you or any of your lovely readers have any tips on family (and dog) friendly neighborhoods, or general moving to New York tips, I would really appreciate them.

And btw, I loved the 'British say, Americans think' piece - hilarious. I will keep it in mind as I have to admit, I use many of those phrases often!

Tiffany said...

it is beautiful and i love the light! as an architect, the layout is great! congrats and may you have happy times in it!

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emily ryan said...

If you don't mind me asking, where is this located? We have been looking for a 2 bdr for ages and it's been so tough!! I love this apt too! It seems like its on the hudson, but downtown or uptown? Thank you! :)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

So happy for you... but even happier for your sons. Good living space is essential to growing children. I will be looking forward to seeing how you decorate this apartment. It looks pretty awesome!

Mariclare Cole said...

Siiiiiigh... Your life ... is so dreamy :) I'm sure you will do wonders with making the apartment look gorgeous. Congratulations!

Ali said...

Wow! It looks fabulous! My flatmate of several years is soon moving out way down here in Sydney, so I am looking for a new place, preferably one that I can afford without having a flatmate. It is no easy thing! And moving, well, blah, glad you made it!

Billie Jane said...

It is gorgeous, so stunning Joanna!

The open-ness of your living room, and all the windows are fantastic. They're all I hope for in a future home!
And hardwood floors are seriously the best. (and easier to clean messes up!)

Laura D said...

LOVE the big windows--so airy and bright! You should post pictures after you decorate, too :)

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MrJeffery said...

lovely layout! and so nice & full of light. good luck with the move.

miss leeloo said...

Can't wait to see it decorated!!

miss leeloo said...

Can't wait to see it decorated!!

Jess Toons said...

I don't know why but I love the layout of this home. I love looking for North York apartments. I always feel like it's a chance to really find something new and fun to live in. Change can be good!

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I read your blogs regularly. Your humoristic way is amusing, continue the good work!Ernestine

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Journeyin' Lady... said...

Your new apt is going to be wonderful! Love the windows (even though you can see straight to your neighbors...and they can see straight to you!) Have fun decorating.

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