Smaller-scale infill designs are not just for well-established urban areas anymore.
While infill projects continue to provide opportunities for builders in many areas, some of the locations might be surprising. As you would expect, most are found in large cities where there?s a walkable and vibrant area with close proximity to entertainment and work; however, opportunities are also appearing in smaller towns where there?s a growing interest in older and, often, historic neighborhoods. Although perhaps lacking the vibrancy of a larger urban setting, many of the smaller downtowns offer pedestrian-friendly environments and economical building sites.
They become particularly appealing to the growing number of retirees looking for a slower pace of life and who have no concern about being close to their workplace. The desire for smaller, single-family homes located in small-scale neighborhoods is addressed with the following infill concepts from our design team. These include unique solutions for garage placement, viable alternatives to multi-story condos on a waterfront site, and practical designs that thoughtfully blend in with existing older homes.
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ArchitectRick Garza, Principal ArchitectRPGA Design Group817.332.9477Plan SizeTotal: 2,508 sfFirst floor: 1,336 sfSecond floor: 1,172 sfPorch: 122 sfGarage: 489 sf
Over time many developed neighborhoods have suffered damage from weather and, possibly, from just normal wear and tear. The need for a revival of older neighborhoods may require infill with small-lot homes to revive the market. Smaller-lot homes can accommodate starter families, retirees, or even large families with options of expanding over the garage with added living spaces. The Byers Avenue homes have a maximum lot width of 35 feet and are designed with an uptown feel that can be easily modified to fit in with many different neighborhoods.
ArchitectRichard C. Handlen, AIA, LEED APEDI International Inc.415-362-2880Plan SizeWidth: 36 feetDepth: 80 feet8 DU/A
ArchitectDonald F. Evans, AIAThe Evans Group407.650.8770
DesignerLarry W. Garnett, FAIBDLarry Garnett Designs254.897.3518Plan SizeMain house living area: 1,835 sf
ArchitectGMD Design GroupScott Gardner, AIA919.320.3022Donnie McGrath770.375.7351