I finally went and visited the lovely residents of the house featured here.
It’s a really great space, and that store front window provides a sort of stage-like space inside the apartment. Perhaps for karaoke parties?
They took me out to their patio to show me their outhouse and great grilling space. You may recall that they said that the building had previously been a German bakery – you can still see the charred wood from where they used fire to bake the bread in the back building (which now serves as the owner’s garage).
Many thanks to Sharyn and Nick for letting me snoop around and share pictures of their very cool apartment with everyone!