Hot Property: $345,000 Cottage in Carmel

Hot Property: $345,000 Cottage in Carmel

Welcome to the neighborhood where everyone knows your name.

Inglenook is a 27-home neighborhood in Carmel that was designed by architect Ross Chapin. Unlike traditional suburban neighborhoods where houses face the street, the homes of Inglenook face community green spaces. Garages are accessed through alleys behind the homes.

The homes in this "pocket neighborhood" are based on eight designs, such as the two-bedroom "Betty Sue" cottage and the three- or four-bedroom Plumrose.

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Inglenook A Pocketful of Sunshine

Inglenook A Pocketful of Sunshine

Inglenook, a Carmel pocket neighborhood, enhances your senses, brings back old childhood memories, and makes you feel like you belong. Earlier this summer, Ross Chapin, an architect from Seattle, visited Inglenook for the first time to see his work of art come to life. 

 

His pocket neighborhood designs consist of clustered groups of neighboring houses or apartments gathered around a shared open space – a garden courtyard, a pedestrian street, a series of joined backyards, or a reclaimed alley – all of which have a clear sense of territory and shared stewardship.

“This is a shared room, it’s a shared commons with eight other households,” said Chapin.

Each pocket home at Inglenook, located in Carmel, is not only authentic and soulful on the inside, but simple on the outside. These homes have settings where nearby neighbors can easily get to know one another, while also maintaining privacy. 

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Developer tries "Pocket" Neighborhood in Carmel

Developer tries "Pocket" Neighborhood in Carmel

A veteran local homebuilder is tearing up the suburban residential playbook with a new project in Carmel that offers tightly spaced bungalows clustered around grassy courtyards.

Homes at the Inglenook neighborhood along 99th Street west of Haverstick Road feature living and dining spaces up front while garages are situated on a stone-paved alley in back.

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The Newest Cottage Industry

The Newest Cottage Industry

Peter Moon's family of six snuggles into bench seats for dinners together. Their house is 1,100 square feet, a bit smaller than two squash courts. "We really don't need more space," says Mr. Moon, a 46-year-old software designer. "I don't mind being cozy."

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