Picture this—collaborating for weeks on a new development with an architect, working out all the details to make sure that the project not only looks good, but also fits in with its surroundings. The plans look great, project gets approved, and then during construction you realize something is not quite right…or sometimes just plain wrong. Nightmare! Ask almost any city planner and we can tell you about that one project that we ask ourselves, “What was I thinking?” (Luckily that doesn't happen often or we wouldn't have jobs).
On the other hand, there is nothing more satisfying than when a project exceeds our expectations and in our opinion, the recently completed Planned Unit Development at 212-216 West Olive Avenue fits that scenario to a "T."
Now, if you are a long time reader of this blog, and we mean back to post #1, you may recall we blogged about this last August. The development incorporated three new houses around an 80-year old house which was fully rehabilitated in the process. We were a fan of the project then and even more so now. We hope you think so too.
|View of Property from W. Olive Ave.|
|After: 80 Year-Old Home|
|Before: 80 Year-Old Home|