Examples of well designed infill development are few and far between as we've illustrated here and here. Especially in the Perry nabe where they've suffered more than their fair share of off-the-shelf, Anywhere, WA designs over the past couple years. Well suffer no more; The Perry District is getting what appears to be some well deserved quality infill up on 15th and Ivory. Welcome, The Abbey.
On a basalt and pine strewn 26,000 sqf lot the six roomy homes will share a common garden-grounds area, and each will have their own private garden patios. Oh, did we mention it'll all be done with a green bent to it? Green buzzwords include passive solar gain, SIPs construction, and lots of recycled and renewable materials. Perhaps the most shocking aspect is that they actually look to fit into the surrounding neighborhood in terms of scale, site plan, and design [gasp]. The location is pretty sweet, providing easy access to transit, bike lanes, and a stone's throw to a neighborhood center. See? Density doesn't have to be a dirty word.