Some good news to report on my end…I have recently signed the purchase agreement for a vacant lot in Fountain Square and will be closing soon. Check it out:
The plan is to design and build a house for myself. As Fountain Square is the up and coming urban neighborhood in Indianapolis, this is an exciting time to be building in the neighborhood. Further, you can see the proximity to 701 Shelby and begin to understand the impact these homes can begin to have on the neighborhood and its future direction.
I have a real passion for this neighborhood for many reasons, a few being: its proximity to downtown, the Virginia Ave commercial corridor, the scale of the lots and existing housing stock, the influx of the creative class, the history, the design freedoms and receptiveness to new housing typologies, and the energy and vibrancy, and the promising future the neighborhood holds.
1234 Lexington presents a different context from 701 Shelby. The lot is mid-block, a fairly narrow slot between two existing homes. As a result, the design response will be very different, but different in a good way. The existing conditions always inform the design process and often can become a key driver for the design of the project, and, often, I find the properties with the most geographic restrictions to be the ones with the opportunity for the most interesting design solutions.
So look for the development of this property to also become a strong focus of this blog, from the very beginning stages of design through construction. I look forward to sharing this experience with you and giving you a little more insight into process.