|Cohousing architectural design input request||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Alicia DeLashmutt (aliciadelashmuttgmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:02:20 -0700 (PDT)|
Hello, this is my first post, so I hope I'm doing this correctly... I'm helping to bring together an inclusive, diverse community in Portland, Oregon called Our Home. We are in the design process now and I have a couple of questions for those of you that have either designed a cohousing community or are living in community Any feedback is welcome. You can email me directly at aliciadelashmutt [at] gmail.com if you prefer. Thank you in advance! 1. bathrooms - the typical condo market in Portland (according to our real estate broker) supports a full bathroom on every level (if the unit is a multi-level dwelling) and en-suite bathrooms for the master bedroom (with an additional bathroom available to the other bedrooms on that level). Is the same approach taken typically for cohousing? My gut reaction is that this takes up a lot of interior real-estate and has high build-out costs and that cohousers might be more inclined to share and perhaps have fewer facilities, but that is not founded on any data or experience. Do you have thoughts around this? 2. Market value / bank appraisal. Is it your experience that cohousing units are priced comparably to typical condo units on the market or are a bit higher / lower in price because of their shared spaces and set-up? Do bank appraisals back this? Best, Alicia DeLashmutt -- “In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin The attached email should be considered confidential and not forwarded without permission.
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