At the heart of Inglenook’s Pocket Neighborhood living is the unique community design. Each home is tucked into a pocket of 4-12 homes. This pocket of homes becomes a neighborhood within a neighborhood.
Neighbors know each other’s names, their children’s names, and their pets. The community is an extended family looking out for one another. As a current Inglenook homeowner put it, “helping hands, shared resources, a watchful eye out for and on you, a shared cup of coffee or glass of wine. If you're on your front porch, you can count on sharing a moment with whomever's out!” This notion of a tight-knit community is woven throughout our neighborhood design and into our Cottage Homes.
Inglenook’s Cottage Homes are designed with active rooms towards the front. Room-sized front porches, living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens overlook the common green space. Everyday living happens in these rooms and extends outside into the community. This strategic architectural design acts as a safeguard throughout the neighborhood. All visitors enter through the commons and all the homeowners have an eye out for one another.
After all, looking out for one another is what makes a neighborhood a community, and that makes all the difference.