If I could choose among the city centers than I would surely choose Paris, but I guess you knew that already …However, my hometown would do just fine as well. There is plenty of hidden glory over here too, you should come and take a look if you have the chance :) Let me know, it would be a pleasure to show you arround...
I am really not a picky person (define picky, right?), but I find some things very important when buying an apartment in an old building. Please do not take these as advice, because there is absolutely nothing technical in the way I’d choose. So if you would like to know more about on what grounds should you choose, technically speaking, then consult an architect or some professional, because here I will only be talking about my personal aesthetic view…
Without any kind of makeover (which I would do, naturally), here are the first essential aspects that I would look for:
First – on the outside – WINDOWS should basically look something like this:
-from the inside: WINDOWS:
(minus the hidious chairs on the second picture)
Third – on the outside – what is the dream, you ask? Hm…A Romeo & Juliette type of BALCONY, of course:
*nice window + balcony that I have spotted out today in Cluj
Fourth – on the inside – IDEAL INTERIOR – What more could a girl ask for?