This project seeks to shift the infill housing conversation in Des Moines by building on smaller lots, utilizing the existing alley system, and re-establishing the urban streetscape.
The proposed infill homes balance respect for the urban fabric with signature design. Massing aligns with the nearby homes. Simple, clean detailing reinforces the shape and structure. Simple and durable materials are well detailed.
Responsible use of natural resources, well-detailed construction, and energy-efficient building systems yield a home that is substantially more sustainable than most new construction while maintaining an affordable price point.