Re: Cohousing's Wide Reach
From: Nancy Baughman Csuti (
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:26:50 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for the heads up about this article on pocket neighborhoods. While I
agree with the readers that a house of that price would take a $250k income
to purchase, it's the going price for urban living all over now. I would
not want to live in a place I needed a car though.

What is discouraging is how the neighbors always seem to fight these kinds
of things. My sister lives in this area and apparently it got very ugly.
The article only hints at that.

Thanks for sharing the link.

Nancy in CO

On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 9:41 AM Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at]> wrote:

> Hello all —
> Here is a link to an article about a development in Falls Church, VA known
> as the Railroad Cottages.  It’s a “Pocket Neighborhood” — a type of
> development popularized by Ross Chapin.  In fact, in his book POCKET
> NEIGHBORHOODS, Chapin has a whole section on cohousing because cohousing
> fits his pocket neighborhood criteria of small, clustered development w/
> common grounds.
> In this article you will find many, many cohousing elements because as
> above, cohousing fits the pocket neighborhood definition but also because
> the architect for this development is Jack Wilbern of Butz-Wilbern
> Architects.  Jack lives at Blueberry Hill Cohousing in Vienna, VA.  He was
> the person who put together the financing package for BBH when it was
> struggling to get off the group.
> The Railroad Cottages are gorgeous.  I wish there were more photos of the
> development.  And I wish there were better photos of the interior of the
> home the article showcases. AND there is sticker shock  the  almost 1500s/f
> homes sell for $750,000-800,000.  In the hot real estate market like Falls
> Church, VA this seems “normal” (cough-cough).  Unlike most people posting
> in the COMMENTS section I didn’t immediately choke on the price as one of
> our homes at TVC recently sold for $640,000.  So much for affordability.
> Enjoy the article.  Love to hear your feedback on the COMMENTS as well.
> Best --
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Member, Board of Directors
> Mid Atlantic Cohousing
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church, VA
> 202.546.4654
> I’m …
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