Mak's salon, the drycleaners, and the Italian restaurant are all right downstairs. Plus Old Town and Del Ray are both within walking distance.
You'll make it home so fast with the metro right across the street that there will be plenty of time to do the laundry in the evenings - leaving the weekends free!
So you don't walk directly into the living room and you have some place to put heavy coats and "stuff."
This southern exposure view of Old Town and the courtyard from the balcony is even better at night.