When I first met my favorite architect David Baird, he got me hooked on the concept of “urban infill housing”. It was all the rage in San Diego, where he’d just moved back home from. It involves taking back urban neighborhoods, one scrappy sliver of property at a time…..revitalizing that corner of the world with cool urban homes…..
…..So when we received an opportunity to work with the Woodland Street Partners, designing Energy Star urban infill housing in East Nashville, we were thrilled! Here’s a sneak peek of a couple of them going up right now…..
The “red” one we conceived as “nostalgic traditional” in style. The “blue” one is a little more “Mad Men mod” style…..
I especially love the minimalist “porches”…..
My favorite thing is the cool “volumes” in these tall split-level houses. The kitchen and dining room are up a few steps from the 1 1/2 story tall living room…..
…..The sweeping view from the kitchen is awesome…..
And the soaring space of the living room beckons you to throw a swanky party…..
I envision someone having a lot of fun adding sexy drapes, a sparkling chandelier in the corner, and some cool sectional seating…..
…..But if that’s too much, you can throw in a swanky tall floor lamp, some cool funky furniture and a cool rug, and say you’re done…..
I also love the lighting that we’ve got going in. These are the “nostalgic traditional” kitchen island lights…..
…..and below is the “mod” kitchen light, soon to be installed…..
They even come with a back deck…..
…..so the swank party flows right through…..!
These houses are pre-sold, alas, as is typical with Woodland Street Partners’ homes. However, if you are interested in selecting a new one on the boards, check out their website to find out more about them, and how to reach them.
And speaking of houses “on the boards”, here is one final sneak peak: The kitchen and bath finishes for a couple of “farmhouse” style homes, coming soon on Forrest Avenue…..
Happy house hunting…..:)
images 1-4 and 7-12 via marcelle’s iphone pics
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