Today, I showed some condos in a new green building. It had one of those roofs made of sod. The toilets were even greener than the Totos that I put into my new bathrooms. The floors were bamboo and the windows were really thermal.
There was only one thing. The floor plans were a little odd. There was a sleeping area that wasn't really a bedroom - like no window, so that made it a "den"! The only bathroom was off the living room. There was a little bitty balcony that was almost big enough to stand on.
I really wanted to like this place. It has an attractive exterior design, and it's in a great part of town. And I think that green building is an important wave of the future.
More important, my buyer was really into the green aspects of this building, but couldn't get past the floor plan.
There were a lot of things to like about this place. And I do think that the energy savings aspects is highly appealing to prospective buyers. I just wish the guys who came up with the floor designs can make their next building a little bit more functional. Now that would really be a winner!