Aug 22, 2007 3:33 PM GMT
I would like comment on an idea I floated within my real estate development group some time ago. The idea is to develop/build gay focused communities.
Would you consider purchasing or leasing a home, town home, or condo in a gay focused community? What features would like to see in such a community? (A well equipped gym being an obvious amenity.) Would you prefer a membership controlled community, i.e., you must be accepted as a member in order to purchase or lease property?
Price is an important consideration. Price is also driven to a great deal by location. Would you prefer an urban setting or semi-rural setting? Is it important that the neighborhood be near an existing “gayborhood?” What price range would you consider when purchasing a new home?
Having built homes for many years for what I call the standard customer, i.e., the husband and wife, I am turned off by the large home with the “his and hers” bath. In my own home I have one cavernous closet in the master, a shared shower, and similar features across the bath. Ideas as to what the gay home should contain as to design, etc?