Sunday, September 16, 2007

At Home in the Modern TIC

KB and I, possessed of late by dreams of a stand alone home in some remote and far away high desert, attended the Dwell Design Conference exhibition this past Saturday. The exhibition featured an array of the new modular pre-fabs, like WeeHouse, that are all this moment's architectural rage.

Stacks of lovely Dwell magazines were laid out for the taking at the check-in. Lo and behold, on page 254 of the October issue is an article extolling the virtue of tenancies-in-common. "What attracts most people to TICs," says Dwell, "is their cost - up to 20% less than a condominium." It also compares the process of purchasing a TIC in San Francisco with the ordeal of passing co-op muster in New York. Score another for the left coast.

(Sorry, no links. The article isn't posted on

Wow, now I feel so very hipalicious being a TIC owner.


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