Decoded: the Most 'Intimate' Listings in the Country

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Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where Curbed takes a word or phrase that shows up repeatedly in listings and deciphers its true meaning. Ideas? Hit up the tipline.

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[400 S Main St, Memphis, via Trulia]

The word "intimate" is most commonly used as a synonym for "small," but occasionally it's used to mean who knows what. It's difficult to see how these ceilings are imparting intimacy, but the plush, tiger-print barstools are definitely doing something along those lines.

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[5127 Yacht Club Rd, Jacksonville, via Trulia]

There are 58 photos accompanying this listing and this is the only one with a single book visible, meaning that this room must be the equivalent of a "library." Hey, at least "intimate" is only the second most misused word.

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[5855 W Higgins Ave #GF, Chicago, via Trulia]

A lot of smallish buildings get described as intimate, for reasons that are not entirely clear to anyone.

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[515 Jackson Blvd, Nashville, via Trulia]

Translation: home contains many couches facing each other or fireplaces.
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