We’ve been working on a number of gatherings for our “plugged in” readers, and we’re off and running with a reader’s email as a theme for the first:
My fiancée and I are interested in finding, buying and, using an architect we respect very highly, expanding and doing a substantial, contemporary renovation of a two-unit building in the Mission District (or building from scratch on a vacant lot). The catch is that we need a partner to make the project financially viable for us–someone to share the risk and enjoy the benefit of occupying the other unit. (We’re good for up to ~$1M…) I imagine that there are many other regular readers of your site who share our (your) aesthetic sensibilities and our energy and ambition to do something really special. But the question is, how to find them?
We love the vision and want to help. So here’s the deal, send us a note (tips@socketsite) if you’re interested in exploring this opportunity (or something similar). Be sure to include a brief background (vision, style, budget, etc.) and contact information (which we will NOT share with anyone without your permission).
We’re looking at early November for a casual gathering of like-minded readers. Pass it along.
UPDATE: Based on a couple of emails, perhaps we should clarify. The “theme” of the first casual gathering will likely be contemporary renovation and construction. The gathering will be an opportunity to share ideas, insights, and inspiration; to exchange notes on architects, builders, and buildings; and to help develop a network of “plugged in” potential partners (for those who need them).