Here’s one thing I’ve never really been concerned about before with respect to my own condo: privacy.
I live on the second floor and there are likely 100 balconies where people can see me as I sunbathe in hot-oil on my terrace during the summer.
But inside my condo, I have the shades drawn.
I’m not sure why buyers are drawn to large, bright, open lofts that are 14-feet off the ground with zero privacy…
You be the judge.
But I guess the point I’m trying to make has less to do with the privacy preferences of the individual, and more of the privacy options.
In order to have any privacy, this resident would have to completely draw his shades. He’s only 14 feet off the ground, and he has floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s no way that this resident can sit inside his condo with the shades open and expect even an iota of privacy.
There are second floor units in condominiums that come with an expectation of privacy. It all depends on how the building is constructed. Maybe there is a small sliding door onto a patio and it’s set back from the building exterior. Maybe it’s tougher to see inside the condo over that patio ledge.
But the building in the video clearly demonstrates how the design of a condominium could affect the privacy, or in this case, the complete lack thereof.