I know that Hannah should be posting pictures and explainations about her house but seeing as how I was just there and have pictures I'm going to post them and she can do the explaining if she want's to. I'm sorry about how blurry these are but i was in a hurry and running out of batteries.
Yes that is a faux brick kitchen
This is her room mate Lillian, a totally rockin' woman, and their kitten. And yes they are on an astro turf covered balcony.