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Visiting Aimee Frey: Live. Work. Play.

Did you know that when in 2006 the City of Washington, Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Washington, Inc. and Washington Historical Society began the renovation of the what is now the Farmer’s Market Building, they had something bigger in mind? Namely, renovating the top floors for apartments. Did they make it work? I will go with “Yes!” Aimee Frey, who lives and works in downtown Washington was kind enough to show us her view from the top.

I am sure this looks familiar. Did you know that the Farmer's market building is known as the Bleckman building and was built in 1856? It is the second oldest standing structure on Main Street.

This is Aimee Frey. She has been working for Downtown Washington, Inc. for 6 years and 10 days and she loves her job. Aimee also loves her old/new downtown apartment at the Farmer's Market Building.

Wouldn't you love that view?

Aimee loves cats, but since I do, too, I wasn't scared by the sign on the door.

Welcome to Aimee's cosy apartment on the third floor! The first-floor renovation of the Farmer's Market building was completed in 2007 and features public restrooms and an office area for the Farmers’ Market. The apartment renovations took place from June 2011 - October 2011 and they were done by the Historic Washington Foundation.

I am in love with Aimee's sunny living room!

The view from the living room. Isn't it a pity that the majority of the second floors in the downtown area are not being utilized at all? The owners don’t want to go to the expense to renovate them, but maybe with the help of the Historic Washington Foundation and Downtown Washington, Inc. this will change.

I am hoping that the pictures of Aimee's cosy apartment will encourage others to think about moving downtown and living in a more European kind of way... 🙂

The apartment also has a fully equipped kitchen. However, if Aimee doesn't feel like cooking, she can always walk to one of the downtown restaurants.

Although, who would want to give up a view like that?

The bathroom is much bigger than I expected. Aimee said that the renovation project was a lot of dirty work, but as you can see that have done an amazing job!

We had to visit Aimee's neighbor as well! He lives on the second floor, and his two-bedroom apartment has a completely different layout.

Second floor kitchen.

Second floor cosy living room. Are you thinking about moving yet? 😉

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could live, work, shop and go out with friends without having to drive? It’s something to consider for downtown Washington 🙂

About Slava

I am a twenty-something Bulgarian girl in the USA, re-discovering the world through the lens.


2 Responses to “Visiting Aimee Frey: Live. Work. Play.”

  1. Love the apartment Aimee! I would love to live downtown, wish there were more places available!

    Posted by Debbie Kleekamp Hanneken | March 8, 2012, 11:08 pm
  2. Aimee! Your apartment is ADORABLE!! I lived the first year of my life in 1966 in that building–I thought mom told me it was the 3rd floor but I’m not 100% positive if it was the 3rd or 2nd floor. I think its awesome you are living there and the view is spectacular! Cute decor!!!

    Posted by Wendy Becker | March 9, 2012, 8:02 am

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