CHRIS BATTAGLIA

Thoughts

*NEW APARTMENT*

Happy Holidays!

If you're in the giving mood, please give a few moments of though toward apartment-hunting with me!

I'm not currently on a lease, renting an apartment, or closely defining myself with one city in particular. I call "home" Los Angeles, as well as New York. I make a point to travel for work, and to travel to create and inspire work. But in the quest to minimize "things" and afford myself some sanity, I thought I'd look for an apartment while completely unfettered from a contract in both workplace and someplace.

APARTMENT MUST-HAVES:

  • 1 Br/ 1 Ba
  • ~$1000/mo or less
  • Clawfood Tub
  • Subway Tiling (kitchen as well as washroom)
  • Butcher Block countertop
  • Farm Basin sink (a double, preferred)
  • All wood reclaimed or domestic hardwood
  • Exposed filament light bulbs
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher Drawer
  • Pre-War building or Small cottage
  • Lots of windows!
  • Garden or Planter Boxes
  • Stovetop-Oven with Range Hood
  • Exposed brick
  • Dog-friendly
  • Building-wide Cat-Exclusion Policy

I'm sure I missed a few things! But that should seem comparatively easy to find.

I've been looking in cities around the US. Here are a list that provide ample opportunity-on-the-rise and community-minded populations:

  • Oakland, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • Portland, ME
  • Charleston, SC
  • Savannah, GA
  • New Orleans, LA

It is imperative to have immediate access to ocean, proximity to mountain, locally-supported agriculture, and be a bicycle-friendly, public-transportation-encouraged infrastructure.

*Also willing to relocate to more international destinations to work on farms, ranches, or vineyards in South America, Western Europe, or New Zealand.

Thanks! I look forward to working with you in the New Year.