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(Houston) River Oaks apartment complex offers clothing-optional sundeck
KHOU Channel 11 Houston ^ | March 23, 2010 | Courtney Zubowski / 11 News

Posted on 03/25/2010 11:45:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

The competition to lease apartments is tough, and there are all kinds of incentives to get tenants... a River Oaks apartment complex is taking a different approach. Instead of giving you something, it’s offering to let you take something off.

The apartment complex is known as La Maison, and it's located in the 2700 block of Revere. Its French name isn’t the only European thing about it...

You see, on the La Maison sundeck, four stories high in the middle of Houston, clothing is optional.

It’s the first of its kind in Houston.

There were no takers Tuesday. For some, it was still a bit too chilly.

“I’m sure it will be a good place to hang out and get to know your neighbors,” said resident Jared Peterson. “All of your neighbors.”

According to the city attorney, there’s nothing in the deed restrictions that says you can’t have a clothing-optional sundeck at an apartment complex -- especially since many at the complex are on deck with the concept.

“It’s a value-added thing,” said resident John Harrington.

According to the experts, La Maison really isn’t doing anything differently than what previous local apartment developers have done. They’re offering an amenity trying to stay competitive in what is a soft apartment market.

“It’s just like restaurants, or bars, or clothing stores,” said Houston Apartment Association Vice President of Public Affairs Andy Teas. “You always want to find something to offer that your competitors don’t have."

But could the concept catch on at other area apartments?

“We see people coming up with all new ideas. We see valet trash pick-up, all kinds of on-site amenities for kids, “said Teas. “If people like it, we might see other people try it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at khou.com ...


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: houston; lamaison; napl; obesity; pornification; publicitystunt; publicnudity; riveroaks; swingers
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1 posted on 03/25/2010 11:45:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

Ever notice that most nudists are the people you would least like to see naked?


2 posted on 03/25/2010 11:46:27 AM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

Houston, #1 fattest city!


3 posted on 03/25/2010 11:46:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
There were no takers Tuesday. For some, it was still a bit too chilly.


4 posted on 03/25/2010 11:47:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: a fool in paradise

Houston is the fattest city in America. The most overweight. Which likely makes it the fattest city in the world. DON’T LOOK. AVERT YOUR GAZE. This is not a reason to buy at this location.


5 posted on 03/25/2010 11:47:49 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Woebama

Probably the homos will take it over, anyways.


6 posted on 03/25/2010 11:49:08 AM PDT by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: Woebama

“Houston is the fattest city in America”

Relatively few overweight people in Houston. Chicago, on the other hand....or Buffalo.


7 posted on 03/25/2010 11:50:33 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Woebama

8 posted on 03/25/2010 11:50:39 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Daffynition
They’re offering an amenity trying to stay competitive in what is a soft apartment market.

"Say no more squire!"

9 posted on 03/25/2010 11:50:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Commander X

I’ve been told that is what happen to Black’s Beach in San Diego. Them and the die-hard surfers.


10 posted on 03/25/2010 11:51:12 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Woebama
Houston is the fattest city in America.

Largely due to the number of illegal aliens.

11 posted on 03/25/2010 11:51:27 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Commander X

Probably the homos will take it over, anyways.
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Overweight and probably older since they can afford to buy a condo. Eating burritos on the deck, nude with pasty skin and sexually transmissible diseases crawling and creeping over and inside their flabby white flesh.

The burritos sound good anyway.


12 posted on 03/25/2010 11:51:48 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: a fool in paradise
About 10 years ago, I got a call from one of my favorite tenants (a 78 year old woman who had been in the building (a 6 plex) for years). She said that there was a young man sunbathing in the nude every day in the courtyard. I asked her how long he had been doing this...and she said about 2-3 weeks. I asked why she waited so long. She stated that "he was really good looking and at my age, that's all I'm getting" - LOL

I asked him to not do it anymore - which he did.

13 posted on 03/25/2010 11:52:07 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Heh heh!


14 posted on 03/25/2010 11:52:21 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: a fool in paradise

The perverts would love to see the kiddies naked


15 posted on 03/25/2010 11:52:43 AM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Actually the tally is a bogus statistic. It was generated by looking at the yellow pages and counting the number of fast food restaurants, health clubs, etc and factoring in the “proximity to mountains” in what is flat land.


16 posted on 03/25/2010 11:53:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: texmexis best

Sorry my Texas patriot FRiend. Do a quick google and you will see, that sadly, the truly hideous weather in Houston, which discourages outside activity along with the absolute deliciousness of Texas food, has led to a situation most unfortunate for Houstonians — a tad few pounds. Like the most tad few anywhere on earth.


17 posted on 03/25/2010 11:54:44 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: a fool in paradise

Houston, #1 fattest city!

WRONG!!!

Here’s a brief list of the Top 10 fattest cities in America:

10. Louisville-Jefferson, KY

9. Charlotte, NC

8. Jacksonville, FL

7. El Paso, TX

6. Houston, TX

5. New York, NY

4. Las Vegas, NV

3. San Antonio, TX

2. Oklahoma City, OK

and #1... MIAMI, Florida!

We’re Sixth!!!!

http://www.examiner.com/x-17992-Childhood-Obesity-Examiner~y2009m10d9-2009-Fattest-versus-fittest-cities-in-America-how-does-yours-rank


18 posted on 03/25/2010 11:55:41 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: GeronL
Certainly makes this last sentence seem odd:

“We see people coming up with all new ideas. We see valet trash pick-up, all kinds of on-site amenities for kids, “said Teas. “If people like it, we might see other people try it.”

If there are special amenities for kids (at other aparment complexes that might consider this distinction), what's to keep the kids from looking out the window?

Or are some apartments to be more "swinger" than others? Like Cosmo Kramer's "adults only" dentist?

19 posted on 03/25/2010 11:55:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: a fool in paradise

Took the ex and kiddos to St. Maarten way back in 2002. Nude beach there was always a 10-1, old, fat and hideous to maybe one or two occasional lookers.


20 posted on 03/25/2010 11:56:19 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: Woebama

We’ve got several local brews too (Saint Arnold, Southern Star Brewery...).

If you look at “obesity” figures, you’ll see that like the US, half of Europe is “obese” now too (in part because the BMI index redefined “obese”).


21 posted on 03/25/2010 11:57:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Who brought the conundrums?


22 posted on 03/25/2010 11:58:26 AM PDT by Young Werther (wtih)
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To: a fool in paradise
But it's River Oaks. Prolly the highest per capita plastic surgeon % in the nation.

ok, maybe not but River Oaks is synonymous with plastic people.

23 posted on 03/25/2010 11:58:36 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Easily believable for Montrose, but River Oaks???


24 posted on 03/25/2010 12:00:40 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: The_Victor
As an added benefit, they will have increase HPD helicopter surveillance.
25 posted on 03/25/2010 12:04:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: a fool in paradise

They have kids-only nudist summer camps in some places, unsupervised 12-year old girls and 18 year old boys. No parents allowed.

What bad could possibly happen??

//sarcasm


26 posted on 03/25/2010 12:04:40 PM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Technically, it’s not River Oaks, it’s Upper Kirby. New streetsigns drive this point home.


27 posted on 03/25/2010 12:05:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Woebama

Having lived in both the Chicago and Houston area, I can tell you without fail that Houston is not the fattest city in America.

We (Houstonians) spend a lot of time outside, in all seasons.

That rating was based on the number of restaurants versus the number of gyms in town. We don’t need gyms cause there is so much to do.


28 posted on 03/25/2010 12:05:47 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Woebama
"The burritos sound good anyway.

Eeeewwww, not after that description...

29 posted on 03/25/2010 12:10:21 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: a fool in paradise

And a spate of new nearby real estate utilization change requests for highrise apartment construction.


30 posted on 03/25/2010 12:10:48 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Woebama
"...The burritos sound good anyway..."

Or at least they used to, until I read your preceeding sentence. You have a gift for words, but it's a shame you use your powers for evil!

31 posted on 03/25/2010 12:12:51 PM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: I Buried My Guns

: )


32 posted on 03/25/2010 12:19:14 PM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: a fool in paradise
"...As an added benefit, they will have increase HPD helicopter surveillance...

You jest, but those damn helicopters are my bane. They just orbit around you over and over, like you're doing something wrong. A few years ago I lived in a new, upscale apt building in the Galleria. I was on the 25th floor, and that darn chopper would cricle my building and loiter for no apparent reason, as if the pilot had a GF living there. I would sit on my balcony, in my underwear due to the oppresive heat, drinking my beer, and the guy would hover so close I could see what he was wearing. Perhaps it had to do with the marijuana I was growing on my balcony at the time, but I doubt it.

33 posted on 03/25/2010 12:24:53 PM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: ronnyquest; a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; ...
Ever notice that most nudists are the people you would least like to see naked?

It's a law of nature.


34 posted on 03/25/2010 12:34:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: texmexis best

I heard up north and from being there, there are more fat people because of the cold weather.


35 posted on 03/25/2010 12:39:47 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies! Bunnies=Nature's Freaks)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’ll bet if I showed up there in the buff, that would be the end of the nude deck. :)


36 posted on 03/25/2010 12:41:19 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: I Buried My Guns
Also, inside the 610 "corner" at SW 610 is a new flood control basin. It is mostly paved with some fun angles/surfaces and is thus a skateboarder's dream. I practice tricks there on my mountain bike. To go there is to trespass, probably.

Anyway, the po po copter seems to always orbit above me when I go there. I tell myself it's cuz the pilot is in awe of my mad skilz, but in reality I think he is merely waiting for ground units to arrive and arrest me. I always leave soon thereafter.

37 posted on 03/25/2010 12:48:19 PM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: a fool in paradise
“It’s just like restaurants, or bars, or clothing stores,”

Yeah, runnin' around with your neighbors butt nekkid is just like that.............

38 posted on 03/25/2010 1:00:53 PM PDT by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: a fool in paradise

No class.


39 posted on 03/25/2010 1:04:06 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ronnyquest

Ever notice that most nudists are the people you would least like to see naked?

ESPECIALLY... nakid apartment neighbors!....GAAAK!


40 posted on 03/25/2010 1:10:42 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Ptarmigan

I think so too. It is bery difficult to go out in weather that is below 0 and have fun. Sledding and skiing yes, but that is somewhat limited.

You can do most sports year round in Houston because the hotter it gets the less clothing you wear. Cold weather can kill you.


41 posted on 03/25/2010 1:25:12 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: a fool in paradise

This thread is worthless without pics.


42 posted on 03/25/2010 1:30:44 PM PDT by BJClinton (0bama is not the anti-christ. Satan wouldn't be such a screw up.)
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To: BJClinton

Well, Anna Nicole Smith no longer lives in Houston.

It’s just down the road from where Ken Lay used to live.

I’m guessing that the residents are younger than 40. Guessing. It’s a new building. Some of the other new skyrises in town have taken to selling access to the pools for “commoners”.


43 posted on 03/25/2010 1:36:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: texmexis best; Woebama
We (Houstonians) spend a lot of time outside, in all seasons.

And the gyms are always crowded. I see more overweight people in the midwest than I do in Houston.

44 posted on 03/25/2010 3:11:15 PM PDT by Allegra (SEIU delenda est)
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To: a fool in paradise

Marking for google earth LoL


45 posted on 03/25/2010 4:01:40 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: ronnyquest

I belive that is known as ...

Murphy’s Law of Public Nudity: If they are showing it in public, chances are, you REALLY do NOT want to see it.


46 posted on 03/25/2010 4:03:28 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: a fool in paradise

“It’s a value added thing”.

LOL!


47 posted on 03/25/2010 5:32:34 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Eaker; tubebender; SouthTexas; NormsRevenge; Pete-R-Bilt
Hmmm. I live in the fittest city in the nation according to the same magazine. I have dumbbells, jog, and hoist a few cold ones every night for good measure. It's too damned cold to go nekkid though. Average last frost is May 15th. After that, the temperature shoots to 110 and stays that way until September, and at this altitude, you'll get second degree sunburn in about 2.7 minutes nude. Not worth it.

1.) Salt Lake City, UT


48 posted on 03/25/2010 6:24:03 PM PDT by glock rocks (US Congress... Mustang Ranch on the Potomac)
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To: glock rocks

We just can’t stand all of those nekkid Romneys running around!

Some of my best friends are dumbells too.


49 posted on 03/25/2010 6:37:43 PM PDT by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: glock rocks

I have been warned to limit my Salt intake...


50 posted on 03/25/2010 6:38:10 PM PDT by tubebender (You're never too old to have a happy childhood...)
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