“Wayne Mailloux, a 69-year-old retired executive , and his wife Penny, a 69-year-old retired teacher , were ready to move out of their 10,500-square-foot home in a suburb near Scottsdale, Ariz. Their destination was the Optima Kierland, a building slated for completion next March in the upscale North Scottsdale neighborhood . They liked the idea of being able to walk to restaurants and movies, said Mr. Mailloux. What they didn’ t like: The largest units in the building maxed out at 1,709 square feet. “We’ve grown accustomed to space, and we like to entertain,” said Mr. Mailloux.”

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