I am searching craigslist for apartments for next year. I'd like some place with a loft, exposed brick, sunny exposure, and overhead lighting. Counter space is a necessity, a dishwasher a luxury, and a washer/dryer a must. I would sincerely appreciate heat and hot water included in the rent, as there is not much greater than wearing tanktops indoors while it snows outside.
A balcony would be nice, even though I won't be allowed a barbecue. Preferably, the balcony should get a lot of sun, for reading and an herb garden. I love built-in cupboards and shelving units, and I won't say no to odd angles and lines. Odd-shaped windows are a plus.
I like color in my apartment, although I know this is difficult to find. Red walls, or shutters might be nice. Perhaps a painted door?
Ideally, I'd like the apartment to be near train tracks or some body of water, within walking distance to a downtown area. Oh, and they must allow cats. I should write a personal ad for the Stranger.
Oh wait, I live in New Hampshire.