As a row home product in Des Moines, the development is meant to stand out with a dynamic park at the landing of the Iowa Women of Achievement pedestrian bridge. The identity of neighborhood is a destination connecting to the riverfront walkway.
Each home exterior is designed to feel unique and individual while remaining part of cohesive, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. The variance of unit types allowed for subtle individuality within the neighborhood including owner-selected accent color, brick heights and window types.
Situated in the heart of downtown, verticality was crucial. To emphasize verticality in a three-story rowhome, each home was set up as the buff bronze vertical masses. Each exposed corner is anchored with a three-story dark mass adjacent to the two-story buff. To enforce verticality secondary movements were included in accent vertical materials and fenestration patterns.