Unfortch, the new apartment is NOT pictured above, but I'd live there in a heartbeat. Instead, I went with Option 2. It's beige & bland inside, but I can fix that. It has a big balcony! It has its own lake! And the real kicker is that the 2400 acre reservoir & park is 5 minutes away!
I'm thinking that within those 2400 acres there will be at least a few magical places for a Wizardess. Wish me luck!