701 Shelby on a Saturday morning.
701 Shelby on a Saturday morning.
I thought I would share a few interior photos of how the space is shaping up. While it’s still not quite 100% yet, you can really get a good sense for the quality of the spaces.
As you can tell in the photos, one of the biggest drivers for the the space was access to natural light. While we couldn’t break the budget on windows and daylighting, we understand the role daylight plays in creating inviting interior environments.
We will share more interior photos after the finishing touches are put on and also will share exterior as landscaping begins to happen in the spring.
After installation of the plywood second floor, we were left with a number of extra pre-cut 1′x4′ boards. As a result, I came up with the idea to produce a simple television console table. The table’s design is intended to be simple in nature, with the introduction of only two additional materials, scrap 2x4s for the legs and a sheet of pegboard for the sliding door panels.
The design speaks to simplicity in form, materiality, and finish (left unfinished), utilizing off-the-shelf products to produce a piece that complements the design of the home.
Check it out:
The piece was fabricated with the help of my friend and industrial designer Chris Stuart. Chris runs Luur, a design-build operation in town. He is a fantastic designer and we are lucky to have such a talent. Definitely check out his work.
This past weekend we started to paint the interior of the house. We have opted to go with a warm white for the house, minus the master bedroom where a light green will be used. The white serves as a nice complement to the warm wood pallet ceiling and the concrete floor.
Additionally, as we have often mentioned, environmental responsibility is important to us and to the design. We chose a paint that met this desire, DuraSoy. DuraSoy is a bio-based paint paint that goes beyond just using low-voc or no-voc paint. It contains a rewewable resource material, recycled content, contains no V.O.C. and is low odor but still is a high performing paint. The most interesting thing to note is that because it contains very little water, it is extremely thick…the thickest paint I have worked with. However, it goes on smooth and we have been very happy with it so far.
Check it out.
As many of you may or may not know, 701 Shelby is on the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Indianapolis’ Architects’ Home Tour this year. The tour is this weekend, September 22nd & 23rd. It’s a great opportunity to be a part of the tour, as it often showcases some of the best new homes in the city. It’s always a great chance to get out a see a broad range of approaches and ideas as they relate to design.
Check out the Home Tour website where you can purchase tickets in advance and also get some more info on the homes on the tour:
As you might have also guessed, 701 Shelby will not be 100% completed by the tour. While we are disappointed by this and we have done everything in our power to push the developer and the builder, it’s just not going to be possible. We are, however, pushing for as much done as possible by the tour and will have the home in a presentable and show-worthy state. It’s such a great opportunity to be a part of the tour and have the opportunity to show the home to public that we didn’t want to pass it up…just might still be a little rough around the edges…which could be interesting, right??
The tour will be a great opportunity to come through the house and get some more information on various design ideas, materials, etc.
Here are few more photos showing recent progress on the house. Look for a lot of progress to happen in the next couple days (cross your fingers).