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In the kitchen is an inoperative
dumbwaiter that no longer moves from
floor to floor, Bond said; a single family had
lived in the apartment building for decades
until they started renovating and renting out
floors of it 10 years ago. Now, Bond uses it
as a tool shed.
But even though Bond refurbished
signature pieces in the apartment, she’s no
stranger to keeping to tradition.
There are artifacts in her home that
belonged to her father and grandparents. A
defunct rotary phone that belonged to her
grandfather hangs on a living room wall.
“He mailed it to me with a note that I have
framed above it where he wrote his little
poem about it,” she said.
The living room beams with vintage
relics: a typewriter stationed on a coffee
table along with books whose spines
face the wall, an old radio and cameras
from nearly 90 years ago (both her
grandfather’s), a replica of the iconic
French print Monica Geller from “Friends”
had in her apartment.
Her grandparents live in West Virginia,
and Bond visits them regularly, often taking
with her items that she needs to put in