Home Again, Home Again

Some of you may remember me talking about getting a second home in midtown so I could be close to civilization again. Well, I did. It’s nice, it’s cool, it’s high up, its got a nice view, it’s only 7-8 years old and it’s apparently – OUT OF DATE?

As most of you know, there are a great number of high rise condos going up and currently up in the general Midtown / Downtown / Buckhead area. I looked at a bunch of them. I was going for something new? How new? How’s “under construction”? I like “new”, I’ll admit. However, unless I was willing to fork over $500K+, the condos were very small. Some had that “trendy” bare concrete ceiling look with concrete columns running through your living room. Some had association fees that were stupid high. Some had that “look of the distant future twilight zone no one talks to you or smiles at you” feel. Not really my gig. Many had bizarre floor plans that would stump me as to where to put furniture.

Well, I was told by several of my “trendy” friends that a 7+ year old condo is so, well, 7+ years old. Do I care? No, but, the point to this is how interesting it is, from a design standpoint, the decisions to make places so small and the floor plans so odd. Yes, they were all fashionable and way cool and if I had an extra $600K+ in my pocket, I would have snatched one up. But, it seems a lot has changed in 7 years. I suspect the size is a “return on investment” issue. I’ll have to talk to some of my architect friends to get their thoughts?

Thanks for all the tips from those that commented on my original post.

2 Comments so far

  1. David Ortiz (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

    Funny, I can’t afford a first home.

  2. STEVE BEVILLE (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 11:42 am

    Actually, I can’t either.

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