Re: design review
From: Bitner/Stevenson (
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 17:35:19 -0700 (MST)
Phew! Took awhile to read that one, but lots of info. I have to disagree 
with the statement below. Diversity cannot be achieved by making every house
different, and far more expensive. That only narrows your pool of buyers!
Unless you want only diverse rich people...

Our buildings already look dated-to about 1910 or so. If you choose a
classic look, it never goes out of style.

Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, California

From: "Kay Argyle" <argyle [at]>
To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at]>
Subject: Re: design review
Date: Wed, Dec 22, 1999, 11:22 PM

The more that all of the buildings adhere to a single style, the more dated
your community will look in thirty years.

The style of your buildings communicates what sort of people are expected
to live there.  You're never going to achieve diversity if prospective
members look at the architecture and say, no, this is a community for
upwardly mobile professional people, I won't fit.  Diversity of style will
attract diversity of people.

Kay Argyle
Wasatch Commons

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