- Nov 21, 2008
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I missed the sarcasm.My post was intended as a satire of HGTV buyers. Maybe this did not come across.
I've posted of my hatred of those glass tile mosaics before. They're in every flip house.
Do you actually get much space in high rises? A quick search of houses in the downtown area yields very few places that are <600k with 2000 Sq ft. Most are near South side in townhome style or the warehouse/factory renovation style condo.Dunno, never lived in a townhome like this, although I did grow up in a house with a partially finished basement so the idea of stairs isn't crazy. It is certainly one way to get more space in the city without going for a high rise.
I do notice that many of the units for sale have small children's furniture. Par for the course for couples of that age to be moving to the 'burbs, but I also wouldn't be surprised if the stairs get old real fast with a baby in tow. Bedrooms are up 2 fights of stairs, even gotta carry groceries up 1 flight.
I probably wouldn't mind that much--beats lugging stuff up to the top of a 3-story walkup, and high-rise elevators/shared garages get annoying.
My cat would love it.
They aren't quite solid--look to have some variation in some of the pictures.
From what I have seen in photos of the other units, I would guess that these were all built up with builder-grade finishes (I think they grew out of various parts of a public housing demolition and may have been originally intended to be mixed-income in the early 2000s) and have mostly been through one renovation cycle. Maybe a second "spruce up" round pre-sale on some of them. They are definitely a mixed bag of features...
I did like the stairwell railings of this one (most other units just have drywall)...but otherwise a lot of the finishes and choices were not my style.