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Wendy posts about the Trio, plus some of my thoughts

By April 25, 2006


Wendy has a post about the Trio.

How should we think about Trio? If Lumen is like a BCBG boutique, the Trio would be like a United Benetton – a bit more fun but probably not as high end. To its credit, the Trio does have a lot of color palettes and material combination options for home buyers.

Click through to read more about her commentary on its finishes.

One Sunday a month or so ago I stopped by the Trio presentation center (located at 3131 Western Ave). The biggest eye opener for me was walking through their mock up of a ‘open one bedroom’. On paper, these open one bedroom floor plans look appealing because while they’re small, they’re not a studio because they usually present some sort of option for closing off the bedroom.

Looking at so many of these floor plans I was even beginning to consider it as an option. That is until I had the chance to walk through one. Don’t kid yourself, they’re small! For instance at the Trio’s mockup you can’t walk around the bed without going through the kitchen. So they must be spec’ing a really small double bed in those floor plans!
At the Trio sales center I was also unimpressed with the low end finishes. I found this finish, while looking good in the photo:

The metal band makes it look cheap in person (reminds me of the counters they have in diners). I’d definitely go with the solid granite option :).
But don’t take my word for it! Check out their sales center and kick the tires, lay in the bed, have a free soda.

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