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Flat-Dweller Fancies.

Don't miss these key trends in multifamily design as reported by Johannes Van Tilburg

URBAN LOFTS ARE HOT LONG waiting lists attest to their popularity.

Condos are back. Builders are working our solutions to liability issues as demand grows for an urban lifestyle.

Greater size variations hit big. Forget standard one- and two-bedroom units. Builders are adding studios and three-bed-room units.

Special extras sell. Renters will compromise on size in exchange for hardwood or concrete floors and granite counters.

Fully wired is a must. From lofts to senior housing, renters demand to be connected.

Home offices rule. Even in tiny units, people want a corner for their PC.

Business centers are a necessity. Larger apartments are adding business facilities.

Luxury is in demand. Seemingly unlimited demand for urban high-end units.

24-hour living isn't an option. Even in the age of technology people want walkable access to restaurants, retail, and other spots where they can socialize.

SOURCE: ARCHITECTURAL FIRM OF VAN TILBURG BANVARD & SODERBERGH SANTA MONICA, CALIF

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Title Annotation:builders capitalize on new trends
Author:MAYNARD, ROBERTA
Publication:Builder
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2000
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