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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Demand for Smaller Homes fuels new trend in central Indiana

Demand for Smaller Homes fuels new trend in central Indiana

There is a growing trend and demand for smaller homes. While condominiums have filled a void for empty nesters and first-time home buyers, one north side developer is using a decades-old idea to build neighborhoods, not subdivisions.

It is not the house or neighborhood for everyone, but according to the developer/builder of Inglenook neighborhood, it will bring the extrovert in you out.

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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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