The SpaceYears back I bought an empty, unbuilt attic in a 1910 art nouveau building. I am an artist so it was like an unpainted canvas ready for my touch. I spent the next 5 months building and putting in character. I made a tile mosaic as a backsplash for the kitchen, a birch legged oval bar table, a painted purple wall that is a backdrop to some drawings I found during a backpacking trip to Mongolia. I painted and drew the details on my kitchen cabinets. I painted the doors to look like burnished copper church steeples, I added a fireplace for warmth and a romantic touch. There are heated floors, so you can go barefoot all winter. The shower is open to the bathroom with a view of the rooftops. From the bedroom you can see the spires of Old Town Riga. From the living room/kitchen you see St. Pauls church spire. Its the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Guest AccessYou have the whole apartment. There is a washer/dryer in the bath. Interaction with GuestsDace will be helping you during your stay, I moved to the country but you can contact me anytime. The NeighborhoodMy apartment is a 20 minute walk from just about everything in Riga. It is in the center of the old wooden district with walking tours of the neighborhood posted by the Koka Riga wooden house center. There is a newly remodeled park, Ziedondarzs, around the corner. It has trees, gardens, a wading fountain for kids, 3 playgrounds for all ages of kids, and even a dog playground. Around the corner is an excellent little bakery, "Bulkotava" where you can grab fresh still warm pastries and breads. A grocery is across the street, and on the corner is the best imported foods and spices shop in Riga. Getting AroundThe 22 trolleybus comes every 4 minutes and takes you to the central train station. From there its a short walk to Old Town. The 13 trolleybus takes you straight to the central market that is in WWI zeppelin hangars, a must see for all you foodies! There are other buses that come less often, but the walk down Avotu iela is getting more interesting every day. Its a quickly gentrifying street with lots of small cafes, wine & cheese shops, crafts salons and more. A real treasure trove for the antique shopper. There is a craft beer store around the corner with just abut any beer you might know of and many more. Other Things to NoteIts a 6 flight walkup, so there is no need to go to the gym. I actually used the stairs to train before I climbed Kilimanjaro to celebrate my 50th. I worked up to 18 times up and down. No worries, the stairs are a gentle climb, and my mom had no problems climbing when she was in her 80s. If you have kids who don't mind the climb, they are welcome. Ziedondarzs the neighborhood park is perfect for them.