I’m so excited to announce that after 57 day in the hotel–not that we’re counting!–we are finally moving into our apartment and getting settled in Stuttgart!
If I owe you an email, text, or a reply to your comment, please bear with me for a few days so I can get a few boxes unpacked first. The last few weeks have been pretty crazy and I can’t tell you how much we’re looking forward to having a place to call our own. We are all ready to have a kitchen again–eating out is wonderful but after this many weeks we are so ready to be able to cook again!
I shot a video walkthrough of our apartment and am going to share it below. It’s long but I do narrate it so you can get an idea of the flow of the rooms and how German homes differ from American ones (I find that sort of thing fascinating).
This building has a very interesting architectural history and how we found it also makes a great story, so I will be sharing that soon, too.
Here’s the video tour:
Wish me luck with the boxes, and thanks for stopping by!
This is amazing, such a great apartment. Can’t wait to see how you turn this into an inviting and welcoming home.
Thank you, Marty. We’re just excited to be out of the hotel!
This is a beautiful apartment and I’m eager to see what you do with it. I also have to congratulate you on your filming skills. I have never made it through a homemade video without getting motion sick from the constant motion (yes I’m a bit sensitive). I was able to enjoy all of your video.
Oh, wow, that’s great to hear, Kristina! I get motion sick easily, too, so maybe that has something to do with it? I tried to move slowly and back up a lot for a wider perspective. Glad you were able to hang in through the whole thing.
Linda Pemberton says
Love your Stuttgart apt! Can’t wait to see it decorated!
You and me both–I can’t wait to be settled!
I LOVE this and want to move there💕( in my dreams) ha You must do a ton of posts of everything and many blessings to you and your family on this adventure!
Thank you so much, Cathy! You can be sure that I’ll be sharing often. I appreciate the kind words. -Christy
TERESA GONZALES says
Love the apartment! What a view. Can’t wait to see how you furnish it. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, Teresa. Yes, the apartment is beautiful but the view is what sets it apart. We’re so excited to get to live here!
Take care, Christy
Christy, I’m with the others who have already stated what I would have………beautiful apartment and what a view! May you all be happy making lots of memories in your new home!!
Thank you, my friend. I’m excited to get to share it with you guys.
Nancy Sharp says
I loved your tour. What a lovely place and beautiful views.
Thank you, Nancy. I appreciate your taking the time to watch and comment!
So beautiful and spacious!! The view will be such a delight every day. As everyone says, I can’t wait to see what you do with it! The landlords will certainly appreciate having you. Thanks so much for sharing! Wishing you so much happiness and many blessings!
What a wonderful place! I lived in Stuttgart twice in the 70s and 80s and appreciate the fantastic find you have. Have visited several times since. Looking forward to a video when you furnish it.
Thanks, Stephanie. Yes, since you lived here you know that we found an absolute gem–the housing market is pretty crazy here! I will be sure to shoot another video soon–they’re a nice change from writing a post and taking still photos.
Thank you my friend. We’ve been here about a week now and that view never gets old.
Kim Beck says
Thank you so much for sharing. That tour was fascinating. EST of luck to you as you get settled. And thank you for your service!
What a great apartment. Looking forward to future pics.
I will be sure to share it all with you via the blog–thanks for taking the time to watch and comment!
Thank you–I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I wondered if I was running on too long, but I find all those little details and differences interesting. Glad to hear that you did, too.Take care,Christy
Rebecca Purdie says
I know you will have it decorated and looking beautiful in no time! Can’t wait to see it.
Thank you, Rebecca! We’re down to the last ten boxes and they are in the guest room, so progress is being made! I’ll share more very soon.
Linda Johnston says
What a beautiful place and what a view!!
Thank you so much! I just want to sit on the balcony all day instead of unpacking boxes. 😉
What a great place! Thank you for sharing with us. Seeing homes and living arrangements in other countries is fascinating. I think (hope) I have said this before but thank you, your husband and your children so very much for the sacrifices you make for our country. I hope this assignment is a peaceful, happy time for your family. I’m sorry you’re so far from your son. Many, many thanks again.
I agree; it’s so interesting to see how it all works in other countries. That’s probably one of the reasons I’ve always loved to watch House Hunters International. Thank you for your kind words. It’s an honor and privilege to support my husband in his service and it’s truly our pleasure to do so.
Thanks for the tour of your apartment. Having lived in Stuttgart for a few years I know that it is an amazing find, both the size and the location are fantastic. I look forward to seeing what you do with it!
Yes, I am so thankful that we waited for the right one. There were several other homes and apartments that we considered but I don’t know how we could have found a better one than this!
You found a wonderful apartment. You are extremely lucky to have at least one built in closet. The base gave us (we were just two) 3 wardrobes. My husband got two as one is considered for professional gear. They were small but appreciated. You are right the refrigerator/freezer is your traditional style. I like your pantry areas. Mine was probably your two combined. I went to the German Home Depot (called Baumart)and bought wooden slat shelving which were quite cheap. I had the washer and dryer ( from base) designed for German laundry rooms and hated the dryer so I hung a lot up to dry. My bathroom was plenty big so i got a simple tall cabinet from Ikea that I bought off someone moving back to the states. I can’t wait to see how you decorate your apartment!!
We had the washer, dryer, and fridge delivered this week but we opted not to get the closets. We’re going to head to IKEA instead. All of that pro gear is going to go into the garage and cellar (there sure is a ton of it, isn’t there?). I haven’t hit Baumart yet because my car has been in the shop pretty much nonstop since it arrived, thanks to the beating it took during it’s trip over here. I’ll have to put it on my list, though. Thanks for the tip!
I posted a long comment lol. But am not sure if it went through. Please let me know.
How amazing! I love it and can’t wait to see it all done up and looking lovely!
Thanks, Kristy! You know I’ll be sharing just as soon as we plow through all these boxes.
Gina Glenn says
Your new home is just beautiful! I cannot wait to see it once you have it decorated. The views are amazing. And, your outdoor space is spectacular!
Thanks so much, Gina. I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all. The balcony is a great place to take a break from all of these boxes!
Aimee Kent says
Christy- it’s lovely ! I can’t wait to see you decorated it. The views are gorgeous and I love the outdoor space.
So excited to be able to watch your adventures in Europe. XO
Thank you so much!
What a wonderful place! The view! Our daughter recently told us she knew she was home when her Dad unpacked the stereo. We had not realized we always unpacked it first, then the beds. Enjoy your new home!
Oh, I love that. It’s funny what they remember from one move to the next.
Mary Novalis says
Oh wow, this is a special house! Great views and spacious rooms. You’ll have it decorated in no time! Can’t wait to see! Enjoy all Germany has to offer!
Thanks so much, Mary.
Marcia Stewart says
So glad you are able to now get settled. I think European architecture is amazing even when often in a minimalist vibe. You picked an awesome view and ample space. Even your pets should feel at home. Eager to see your furnishings in their place. Annabelle will have a wonderful study area in the winter garden Blessings, Marcia
So good to hear from you, Marcia, and thanks for the kind words. You know that we’re all so excited to be out of the hotel and into a place of our own, especially such a beautiful one. I’m heading out to the balcony to take a break from the boxes right now (we’re almost done).
I hope you and yours are doing well and staying safe.Take care,Christy
Sharon Ink says
Christy, I love your apartment, it is absolutely amazing!! You will love living on the economy. We did during our first tour to Germany. I wish we had during our second tour too. How long will it take for your daughter to get to school and for your husband/or you to get to the base?
I hope the new reports of bringing troops home don’t effect your tour there. Our last tour was to be 4 years, but that was after the Vietnam war ended and they ousted officers that only went to OCS and not Westpoint. They sent us home after just 18 months. I was soooo disappointed. I liked the military life as an officers wife. Of course they are just talking about moving troops out of Germany, not out of the Army. Poland might be an interesting place to live however probably not as comfortable. I pray you have time to enjoy all that Germany and Europe have to offer!
Our son (from my first husband, the military man) did active duty but now is a Major in the Army National Reserves. His wife did not like the military life. But he ended up going to Iraq and Afghanistan with the National Guard. 🙁 We pray he will not be called up again. He was going to retire, he has been in over 20 years, but his commander talked him into being his XO. So, we are praying hard! As his daytime job he is a US Marshall so maybe they could keep him home?! (You can probably tell I am very proud of him!)
Can’t wait to hear how your found your apartment, see the home you make there, and read about all of your adventure stories! Take care, Sharon
Sharon, of course you’re proud of your son–it sounds like there’s so very much to be proud of! Thanks for the kind words about the apartment, and how nice to hear some of your memories about your time as a military spouse. My husband is about ten minutes from work and my daughter is about 25 from her school, although when she rides the bus she has to get on board super-early since she’s the first stop. She’s an early bird, though, so it works out, plus she’s the one who really wanted to live in the city. She sure got what she asked for! My guess is that if they do opt to move troops from Germany (and that’s a big if) it won’t happen for a few years. We shall see, and I could be wrong, but part of me thinks that was a negotiating tactic. Thanks for the lovely comment and have a great weekend! Christy