Category: clearstory

21 Dec 2017
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Lake Michigan Cottage First in Series

We are excited about Lake Michigan Cottage currently in preliminary design.  This is one of a series of residential wooded + lakeside retreats  from southern Indiana to western Michigan that we have underway in design or construction.  This particular bridge-like concept touches the sloping site very lightly and capitalizes on the best views to Lake Michigan.  We are really enjoying the rigor/design exploration comparing how nature, program, and personality sculpts each project in a unique way.  We’ll be providing project stories in the near future, so please check back for updates!

11 Sep 2017
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Copperwood – New Modern House 1

We are happy to report that Copperwood – New Modern House 1 has weathered its first year of occupancy.   Our clients for this brand-new design/build project have lived in the home since October 2016 and we are looking forward to being featured on the AIA Indianapolis Home Tour in late September 2017.  It’s always great to see old friends and meet new ones at the show, so we hope you’ll stop by for a visit!  Check out the project page for the story.

16 Sep 2016
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Vibrant Playful Home Creative Family Indianapolis

Very nice article from Design Sponge about Broad Ripple Bungalow – A Vibrant, Playful Home for a Creative Family in Indianapolis.

 

Article by Kate Oliver

When San Francisco transplants Alan and Deborah Leerkamp decided to lay down roots in the Midwest with young daughter Samuelle, they knew they’d be hard-pressed to find an open-concept home in a neighborhood where the vast majority of homes built in the 20s and 30s have remained untouched. Instead, they focused their efforts on finding a house in the best location: a place close to school and work with a strong sense of community, where they could walk or bike just about anywhere they needed to go.

Just a few miles north of a vibrant, rapidly shifting downtown Indianapolis, IN lies Broad Ripple Village, a walkable community long known for its tree-lined streets and traditional homes with coffee, groceries, breweries, and a great spot to brunch right around the corner. After finding a 1920s Craftsman in the heart of the neighborhood, Deborah, an art director and designer, began planning and sketching an entirely new layout that worked for their family and lifestyle — although you’d never guess such a colorful, open space was behind the front door of the quaint bungalow.

With the help of a local architect, Deborah’s vision for a welcoming, modern home came to life. By opening up the attic, exposing beams, and tearing out walls, she created a unified space that invited conversation and quality time for the close-knit family of three; a lively home where Samuelle would love growing up. The couple added unexpected, playful elements they dreamed of having in their own childhoods: a secret treehouse loft accessed by a rope ladder and a big yellow tube slide from the main level to the basement playroom for Samuelle and her friends (and sometimes adults, too!). The main living quarters consist of the open-concept great room, two bedrooms, bathrooms, and an office that feels proportionate to their family on a daily basis, but their nest can expand when the family needs a little extra space. A creative room with soaring ceilings connects the main house to a private guest loft for visiting family and friends.

The Leerkamps have created a home that is honest, approachable, and so uniquely them — a home that not only serves their needs, but one that brings them true joy. Their home is a reflection of who they are: welcoming, genuine, and warm people who seek a life well-lived. It serves as a reminder to break the rules sometimes, to create homes that truly represent who we are and make us smile when we open the door after a long day. —Kate

Design Sponge - Vibrant Playful Home Creative Family Indianapolis - Kate Oliver
Design Sponge – Vibrant Playful Home Creative Family Indianapolis – Kate Oliver
23 Jul 2016
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New Modern Entry Bridge Progress

New Modern Entry Bridge is progressing at Copperwood right on schedule.  Bridge spans the front clerestory bay lower level walkout which provides an abundance of natural light to the lower level.  Check out the project page for the latest comprehensive updates.  We are really looking forward to finishing the final details around mid-September 2016 on this New Modern Home in Zionsville.

07 Jul 2016
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Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool has been poured in the rear private courtyard at our New Modern House Ditch Road project.  This unique project is progressing inside and out.  We are looking forward to project completion in late 2016.  Please check out the project page for the most current updates!

04 Jun 2016
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New Modern House 3 CMU Walls Completion!

New Modern House 3 CMU Walls Completion – HAUS’ new modern house 3 steadily progresses in Indiana Head Park Chicago.  Having weathered a brutal winter, things are picking-up speed now.  We are looking forward to getting weathered-in and ready to re-engage/refine the interior details/finishes.  Check out the project link here.  Please check back for updates.

14 Jan 2016
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11 Dreamy Master Suites

Article:  11 Dreamy Master Suites – Shabby Chic Master Bedroom Suite in HAUS’ Broad Ripple Bungalow featured in article, “11 Parental Suites of our Dreams” (interpretation).  Suites of differing styles from around the world are highlighted – check out the article here.

Interpreted Text Below:

11 Parental Suites of our Dreams

And if parents finally had the right to their own space for cocooning?

The Romantic Suite:

The decorative element of strength in this Shabby Chic bedroom suite is of course the raw barn door.  Sanded and whitened to match the minimalist and romantic style of the room, she separates the sleeping quarters from the spa.  The white walls and big mirrors placed behind the bed bring in a light that almost seems poetic.  We will particularly salute the ingenious sliding door system that allows for a flexible gain of space.

 

15 Dec 2015
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Copperwood Ground Breaking

Copperwood Ground Breaking – construction is underway in Zionsville on this Dwell-inspired site-specific home.  Unique features include Airstream porte-cochere + Airstream acting as Home Office and Guest Suite and table tennis arena in the lower level.

The design is a balance of energy-efficiency and client goals/budget expectations for this particular location and this particular site.  You cannot see this project from any public street, as it is buried on a heavily-wooded 19-acre plot filled with habitat and some wetlands.  Please stay-tuned for updates on the particulars of this project as the construction progresses in 2016!