People that buy at Inglenook are innovative, creative and determined. They insist on more than a low-cost, “big box” house where their home is just like the one next door. They’re turned-off by designs that are less than thoughtful. They want something different.
Most of the neighborhood developments across America are collections of individual houses, each an island to itself, with little real connection among neighbors. A Pocket Neighborhood is just the opposite.
Not only do I hear baby boomers and families describe cottage homes as as “Cute”, but young marrieds and singles do too – only they use the word “Cool”. And that’s not all. After they get beyond “Cute” and “Cool”, they’re amazed by how a Cottage Home “Lives so big”.
As I think about it now, it was growing up in a small mid-western town that started my romance with Pocket Neighborhoods. Now, I try to share my passion with anyone that wants to listen.
When I first thought about building Inglenook and the cottage homes, the only way I could describe them was cute. Since then, my thoughts have grown.
Architect Ross Chapin points out, “A porch’s magic comes from the way it’s both private and public, belonging to the household while being open to a passerby.”
I often think back to the little town where I grew up. Back when each summer day seemed to last forever. I remember sitting on the porch with my friends planning