Category: exposed structure

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!

01 Sep 2017
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Mid Mod Entry

Mid Mod Entry Wall frames entry and private moss garden in one move.  This Midcentury beauty has been completely enhanced inside and out.  Have a look at the project story here, and please visit later this year for planned fall 2017 photography!

13 May 2017
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Flood Zone Prototype

New flood zone prototype design for a series of #modern #homes coming to a location near you.  This series of 7 new homes is planned for a prime location in Marion County.  Stay tuned for design and construction updates to come.

25 Apr 2017
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New Modern Renovation Williams Creek

Another great design project is underway for this New Modern Renovation on property bordering Williams Creek.  It may as well be a new home, as we are keeping only 20% of the existing house, but working to reclaim as much material as possible, and also integrate as many sustainable design opportunities as is feasible since our client desires a net zero solution.  This property abuts Williams Creek but is actually in the Town of Meridian Hills.  We look forward to engaging the beautiful site to achieve dramatic views and outdoor space – this view is from the wooded hillside (woods and wildlife not shown) 🙂

10 Mar 2017
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WRTV-6 Home Tour

Broad Ripple Bungalow featured in WRTV-6 HOME TOUR today – check out the link right here!

WRTV-6 Home Tour - Photo by Laura Olive
WRTV-6 Home Tour – Deborah and Alan’s favorite elements in their home are the exposed white beams and skylights. This view is from their daughter’s playroom loft.  Photo by Laura Olive (WRTV Contributor)
29 Oct 2016
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Dining Room

We have completed some new photos in the Dining Room and other areas for the Classic Irvington Modern Tudor project.  We will be posting more updates in the near future, so stay-tuned for more #modern #interiors.

The front area of this labor-of-love has remained virtually unchanged since 2002, having been part of the initial Phase One work that was started in 1998.  Dining chairs are Jacobsen Series 7 with custom-made dining table by WERK | Building Modern.  Buffet table is from IKEA, and the Eames Lounge and Ottoman with black leather and Cherry veneer acquired from Herman Miller in 1994.  The two large art pieces were commissioned from local artist, Kyle Ragsdale in 2005 – the blue and yellow oil pieces on canvas were artist’s interpretations of desired color palette, size, and theme for each piece, which had predetermined locations in-mind.

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
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!

01 Jun 2016
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Midcentury Modern Renovation Begins

Midcentury Modern Renovation Begins in Meridian Hills Neighborhood, Indianapolis.  This 1960 original Midcentury Modern home, purchased by our clients in late summer 2015, will be a whole-home remodel, including an overhaul of just about everything inside and outside.  Please check-out the project page here, as we will be posting key updates along the way!