Taking the plunge with urban home design ideas

Written by: Ally Reuther

Half a century ago, with the ready availability and general affordability of automobiles coupled with the ever-popular American Dream, families flocked out of their close city quarters and dropped roots in the suburbs. A steady pattern soon emerged as they settled into their lifestyles: weekdays were for driving back into the city to go to work and Saturdays were for mowing the lawn. Slightly secluded and with more privacy than any urban home could ever provide, the suburbs remained the top choice for home owning and renting. Until now. “There’s this huge interest to move back into the city,” says Kim Fox, an interior designer who has worked with several families making the transition from a suburban home to an urban one. “It’s so exciting!”

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