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PHUKET: Life on the edge is never easy, as Romeo and Juliet would have told you. One of my many (and growing) property nightmares is the great debate over condominium and hotel balconies. Is it really a balcony, terrace, veranda or even that exotically-tinged Hawaiian tropical lanai? Let’s just stick to balcony for now.

Through the ages, architects have struggled to define, refine and reinvent the balcony. Switch back to the age of Willy Shakespeare and you, of course, start to see his inventive mind deploy the balcony, or what was later to become the 'Juliet Ledge'. From the outside it looked like a ledge, but of course was just tarted up window dressing in the...

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