Mad Men Home Buying Style

As the final episodes of Mad Men begin, it can be interesting to look at the types of homes some of the main characters live in and which residences may be right for you. Are you homebuyer who likes the cosmopolitan flair of city condos like Don Draper or are you more like Henry and Betty Francis, who enjoy a large lot in suburbia?

Types of Mad Men homes include:

  • A posh unit in a high-rise building. Don Draper and Roger Sterling have ultramodern (for the time) units in the city. Furnishings are up with the times, and it looks as though decorators have paved the way. City views are available, and all the amenities that come with a large metro area are just steps away. Downtown Norfolk offers condos for buyers looking to live a similar lifestyle in coastal Virginia.
  • A palatial country home. The Francis family chose a lovely home outside of the city within close proximity to country clubs and golf courses. This gracious house has plenty of room for this family of five. Located near the Connecticut border, this house could be compared to many homes in Chesapeake and Suffolk.
  • A cozy unit in the city. An independent single mother, Joan Harris, lives her life out of a small unit convenient to all city offerings. If Joan were in southeast Virginia, she may not have to choose between location and price.
  • A multi-family unit. It seems Peggy Olson got in over her head when she purchased a unit in hopes of producing extra income. If only Peggy had worked with an experienced agent who could have helped her ease into the buying process a bit more gently, she may have found her dream home.

Whatever Mad Men buying style you bring to the table, Hampton Roads has the home for you. Come to visit and learn why folks buy homes because they just don't want to leave.


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