OUR CITY HOUSE

February 25, 2016

About a year ago I started a new Instagram account with the handle, @OURCITYHOUSE. We had quietly been working on a dream of ours to design and build our own home in the middle of the city and I knew I wanted a place to not only document my passion for motherhood but the process of building a unique home from the ground up. The best thing about the project is that Nick, my husband, is the architect and developer so we have been able to go at our own pace, making every decision along the way. It's been both exciting and exhausting and now we are so ready to break ground and see this project come to life some place other than the computer screen (The photos are of the back and front of our lot.) We have one more step ahead of us before we can do so though. The neighborhood we are building in is historic and so we need to have our exterior design approved by a board to make sure the aesthetic is in line with the neighborhood. Nick has been working on that presentation every waking moment for the past several weeks. Fingers crossed we break ground mid-late March!

I'm really excited to use my blog as a place to document this journey. Design choices, interior aesthetic, the building process, budget, moving our family to the city- the whole shabang. Hopefully we can help answer questions about design and building if you are interested or in a similar position. Stay tuned!



8 COMMENTS:

  1. How exciting! Can't wait for more details!

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  2. Can't wait to read your posts! We are in the process of building our home in downtown Indy. We designed and now are very involved in the building process and will be finishing the home out ourselves after the drywall is up! We are getting our roof this weekend!!

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    1. How exciting! I bet i'd have a ton of questions for you. Do you have a blog or Instagram where you documented your process? I'd love to peek!

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  3. Can't wait to read your posts! We are in the process of building our home in downtown Indy. We designed and now are very involved in the building process and will be finishing the home out ourselves after the drywall is up! We are getting our roof this weekend!!

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