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I moved in. From outside, the house appears tall and narrow, but inside, multi-colored walls, the high living-room ceiling, abundant windows, and glossy tiled floors give the place a roomy, open, airy feel. A 100-gallon aquarium with gold and black shaggy-looking fish stands behind two white leather arm-chairs. The opposing living-room side-wall contains a matching couch, a coffee table, and a floor lamp. A television set towers in a large, aluminum-framed entertainment center which also serves as a partition from the kitchen area.
I am not a cook and probably won't become one here. Countertop space is filled by a sink and stove. The roomy kitchen includes a microwave atop the refrigerator and a 5-gallon water dispenser under the stairway.
Gray granite stairs led to the second level and its large room - sparsely furnished with an aluminum cabinet and a spare mattress propped against one wall. Ken's room and bathroom were on the next level. A third flight of stairs led to another spare room. Finally, on the fourth floor, my room and bathroom.
Well-furnished with a mirrored cabinet which is more than large enough for a 'carry-on' without shoes, a small whickered couch and two chairs with a glass-topped table sized perfectly for a laptop workspace. Another table, higher and with a stool, has a locking drawer and a desk lamp. Live plants and trees, similar to the fakes at my place in Michigan, add a nice touch - two inside and two on the small balcony.
A sheeted king-size mattress lies on the tiled floor. The room includes a floor fan but remains breezy by hinged windows and opened balcony double-doors. All the floors are tiled, and each room is painted in light multi-colors of blue or green. Other buildings, similar, block any view to the islands or sea.