Amber Long doesn't live here anymore.
But traces of the 26-year-old architect are everywhere in the sunny second-floor walk-up on Ritner Street.
Plants cover nearly every flat surface, vines twining down the sides of the fireplace, around the front door, over the windowsill. A pair of her gloves are still draped over a chair. A pool cue leans against the door. A library book - a fantasy novel - rests on the coffee table.
An enormous, unfinished canvas, a detailed landscape showing a river cutting through towering cliffs, sits propped by the big bay windows in the living room.
"Amber surrounded herself with beautiful things, and this apartment was one of them," said Stephanie Long, her mother.
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