|Re: How to design condo units||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Susan Coberly (susandgeorgegmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2020 10:28:28 -0700 (PDT)|
In answer to inquiry by Patrick Van Laere (in Vol 200, Issue 5) about designing for families when current potential cohousers are singles and couples wanting 600, 900, 1100 sq. ft. units. La Querencia aka Fresno Cohousing has a mix of unit sizes, stacked 2 bd/ 2 ba flats of 1093 sq ft, townhouses with 3 bd / 2.5 ba of approx 1450 sq ft, and larger sizes. Large front porches on all house types (decks for upstairs 2 bd/ 2 ba flats) Frankly a 4 person family can live in the 2 bd 2 ba flat, especially since we have a lawn area, pool/exercise room/ game room, common house with living, dining, kitchen, children's room, mailboxes, laundry and guest room.... The design is everything. Build in cabinets/closets/ plenty of light! Use the space under stairs to upstairs flats for cabinets for the downstairs flats. (LaQ missed out on this innovative idea.) Think about 2 baths - especially for the larger size flats (900 and 1100). Once upon a time my late husband and I had a 1200 sq ft 3 bd 2 ba *bare bones* house (no granite, plywood cabinets, washer space in kitchen, tiny serviceable bathrooms) which was perfectly adequate in size. we did have a garage for the car. 2 kids both boys shared one bd and the third bd was an office/guest room. With better design and living in cohousing probably wouldn't need the 3rd bd. But you might consider flex room for a third bd / den. Susan Coberly LaQuerencia / Fresno Cohousing Fresno, California
How to design condo units patrick van laere, September 2 2020
- Re: How to design condo units Susan Coberly, September 4 2020
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