First proper viewing
At first I was a little disapponted to find the dining/kitchen room floor covered in lino. There are also a few other problems. The walls aren't perfect; in one place four chucks have been taken out of the plaster, wall paper is damp-damaged on one wall, plaster in the hallway is practically falling off. One of the tatami mats has a red stain on it. Some of the windows are difficult to open, which could be more of a challenge in winter. So, all in all I was a little underwhelmed.
But then I stopped and starting 'imagining the potential'. The telly could go there; the bed in there; fridge, microwave and crockery cabinet here, here and here; snowboard over there; desk here. And then I realised, I'd been in the apartment for twenty minutes and hadn't heard a single truck! Tatami can be replaced, walls can be fixed but traffic can't be redirected.
I think it might work out.