Front Exterior Elevation features modern entry with flat roof separating primary structure from Garage. Principles of Vaastu were utilized to include the entry orientation, Pooja prayer room, other details. Garage Modern Colonial House - Towne Oak Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles Rear Exterior Elevation features rear mini-courtyard with built-in grille station and chimney, loft balcony, and walkout access from three sides. Mini-Patio will step down to future pool in backyard - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oak Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

New Modern Colonial House

Carmel

Check out this new Modern Colonial design that broke-ground in spring 2017 located in Towne Oak Estates just north of Coxhill Gardens.

Our physician clients with young children were looking to establish roots with a long-term home to raise their family on the north side.  They wanted their home to stand-out but fit-in, and were interested in clean-lines, but within a traditional framework or style.  Many of the images they shared could be considered transitional, and most included a rich but simple material palette of wood and masonry paired with clean white walls, dark-painted window frames void of wall trims, and colorful culture-specific artworks and idols.

Vastu shastra was and is an important consideration in the design of this home (but not quite as important to our clients as the grandparents).  These principles were used for many major design considerations, but not all.  At HAUS, we like to latch-on to program-elements that are particularly unique to each client.  For this particular partnership, the Puja space was an aspect that we could design around.  We were able to highlight the Puja as an architectural feature accentuated on the front elevation with a contrasting natural wood material inside and out.

Please check back as we will be adding to the story and description with words and photos.


Project Info – New Modern Colonial House:

Architecture/Interior Design: HAUS | Architecture
Construction Management: Gradison
Renderings: HAUS | Architecture
Process Photography: HAUS | Architecture


 

Construction Process – New Modern Colonial House

Ground has been broken and footings cast - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Ground has been broken and footings cast (spring 2017).

 

Ground has been broken and footings cast - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Ground has been broken and footings cast (spring 2017).

 

Basement Walls Cast (view from rear/backyard) - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Basement Walls Cast (view from rear/backyard) (spring 2017).

 

Basement foundation walls and slab have been cast and slab joints cut - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Basement foundation walls and slab have been cast and slab joints cut (spring 2017).

 

Wood floor framing is underway - this photo captures the east bay window, which was reduced in scope for budgetary reasons - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Wood floor framing is underway – this photo captures the east bay window, which was reduced in scope for budgetary reasons (spring 2017).

 

View from southeast captures first floor wall framing progress - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
View from southeast captures first floor wall framing progress (summer 2017).

 

First floor wall sheathing underway in this west elevation - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
First floor wall sheathing underway in this west elevation (summer 2017).

 

Southeast elevation captures first floor wall sheathing completion - the current form could easily be a one-story modern home, but for this project, we are just getting started - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Southeast elevation captures first floor wall sheathing completion – the current form could easily be a one-story modern home, but for this project, we are just getting started (summer 2017).

 

Southeast elevation captures first floor wall sheathing completion - the current form could easily be a one-story modern home, but for this project, we are just getting started - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Southeast elevation captures first floor wall sheathing completion – the current form could easily be a one-story modern home, but for this project, we are just getting started (summer 2017).

 

Front northwest view captures 2nd Level wall framing progress - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Front northwest view captures 2nd Level wall framing progress – Modern Colonial House – Towne Oak Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana (summer 2017).

 

Southwest elevation captures second floor framing, sheathing, and weather-resistive-barrier appliation - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Southwest elevation captures second floor framing, sheathing, and weather-resistive-barrier application – Modern Colonial House – Towne Oak Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana (summer 2017).

 

Front approach view with new roof framing underway - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Front approach view with new roof framing underway – Modern Colonial House – Towne Oak Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana (fall 2017).

 

West, southwest progress view with new roof framing underway - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
West, southwest progress view with new roof framing underway – Modern Colonial House – Towne Oak Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana (fall 2017).

 

South progress view - great to see the roofs going-on and how the massing feels - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
South progress view – great to see the roofs going-on and how the massing feels – Modern Colonial House – Towne Oak Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana (fall 2017).

 

West elevation view with new roof framing mostly completed - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
West elevation view with new roof framing mostly completed – Modern Colonial House – Towne Oak Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana (fall 2017).

 

Front exterior elevations as weathered-in awaiting roofing and brick - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Front exterior elevations as weathered-in awaiting roofing and brick – Modern Colonial House – Towne Oak Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana (winter 2017-18)

 

Front entry detail view - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Front entry detail view – Modern Colonial House – Towne Oak Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana (winter 2017-18).

 

View from Pooja/Home Office area directly south through patio doors - loft looks down from above - fireplace to the right will span both levels - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
View from Puja/Home Office area directly south through patio doors – loft looks down from above – fireplace to the right will span both levels (winter 2017-18).

 

South elevation progress with window installtion underway - Plastic area to the right will be clad in greenhouse glass walls and roof - Built-in Grille area has yet to frame - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
South elevation progress with window installation underway – Plastic area to the right will be clad in greenhouse glass walls and roof – Built-in Grille area has yet to frame (winter 2017-18).

 

Southeast view as we await the corner greenhouse installation - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Southeast view as we await the corner greenhouse installation (winter 2017-18).

 

Interior view from living area looking to dining/kitchen area - kitchen to have cabinets above the horizontal windows - stair to left is a temporary construction stair - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Interior view from living area looking to dining/kitchen area – kitchen to have cabinets above the horizontal windows – stair to left is a temporary construction stair (winter 2017-18).

 

Owner selected a low-cost brick masonry product that will receive an off-white paint coating when completed - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Owner selected a low-cost brick masonry product that will receive an off-white paint coating when completed (spring 2018).

 

Brick installation is nearing completion and awaits painted finish (west elevation) - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Brick installation is nearing completion and awaits painted finish (west elevation) (spring 2018).

 

Rear, south-facing elevation - Owner selected a low-cost brick masonry product that will receive an off-white paint coating when completed - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Rear, south-facing elevation – Owner selected a low-cost brick masonry product that will receive an off-white paint coating when completed (spring 2018).

 

Rear, south-facing elevation - Owner selected a low-cost brick masonry product that will receive an off-white paint coating when completed - plastic covered area will be clad in greenhouse glazing (rear, sides, roof) - Modern Colonial House - Towne Oaks Estates, Steffe Drive, Carmel, Indiana - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Indianapolis Architects, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Rear, south-facing elevation – Owner selected a low-cost brick masonry product that will receive an off-white paint coating when completed – plastic covered area will be clad in greenhouse glazing (rear, sides, roof) (spring 2018).

 

The story will continue, so please check-back for updates – next thing we look forward to seeing is the back greenhouse wrap, painted brick, and interior progress now that drywall has been completed!