Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pick A Pocket Neighborhood

Erin Cottage

A year ago, I wrote a post mentioning Ross Chapin Architects and their designs for small homes used in planned "pocket neighborhoods." These neighborhoods were the idea of architect Ross Chapin and Jim Soules, founder of The Cottage Company*. Jim's definition of a pocket neighborhood is "a group of homes that face and relate to one another around a landscaped common area..."

This month, the April issue of Cottage Living magazine features them, their designs, and the history of their first project together, the Third Street Cottages neighborhood in Puget Sound, Seattle created in 1995.

*Definitely check out the Cottage Company link, they now have a 180 degree video tour of their model home on the main page. Yum!

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