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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Detached lofts with yards

    Urban illusion on a suburban lot
    What began with something authentic, the converted downtown loft, has been slowly diluted into little more than a few symbolic, superficial elements.
    Captialism at it's finest.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    I heard about this about a year ago. Crazy, yet I know so many loft owners that are put off by poor construction of converted industrial buildings. One says she can even smell her neighbors' cigarette smoke and hear her conversations in full. This solves that issue, I guess.

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet
    I heard about this about a year ago. Crazy, yet I know so many loft owners that are put off by poor construction of converted industrial buildings. One says she can even smell her neighbors' cigarette smoke and hear her conversations in full. This solves that issue, I guess.
    Some of this stems from the leading edge of many downtowns' condo boom. There was such pent up demand that people accepted crap at very high prices. What is starting to become commonplace are mature markets that look at more than just price as an indicator of quality. People know to ask about ventilation systems, noise issues, etc because people are becoming more educated about what to look for instead of looking at price as an indicator. This mature market raises the standards of the industry.

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    I think that is a great idea. I would also suggest brining these up one more story, have zero lot line set backs, have several of them connected in a row, and put retail, coffee shops, or other similar business on the first floor!
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    Wow. That is about as large a perversion of the idea of a loft as is possible to create, I think.

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    Last edited by abrowne; 02 Mar 2005 at 1:57 PM.

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