My house is art-filled. The University of Portland is a short walk/drive away. There is never any problem with parking near the house on the street. Downstairs is very light and open with bamboo floors, a gas fireplace, stove, 1/2 bath, kitchen and deck out back. I also have good heating/air conditioning. Upstairs (where your private bedroom and bathroom are), is at the opposite end of the hallway from my room/bathroom/office. I don't hear you come and go. at all so it's very private.