By: Aiste Manfredini
Indiana Living Green Magazine | July 2013
“Inglenook, a Carmel pocket neighborhood, enhances your senses, brings back old childhood memories, and makes you feel like you belong…”
Professional Builder Magazine Project Profile: Inglenook of Carmel
By: Susan Bady
Professional Builder Magazine | May 2013
“Until recently Carmel, Indiana has been a city of large single-family homes in conventional subdivisions. Builder/developer Casey Land of Land Development & Building Company, Indianapolis, is offering a very different experience: smaller homes clustered around a shared common area…”
Current in Carmel
CARMEL, IN – Inglenook, a new “pocket” neighborhood, is under development on Carmel’s southside. In the past, Carmel has been a city focused on large, single family homes in standard, subdivision-style developments. Inglenook’s developer, Casey Land of LAND Development & Building, is hoping to change all of that by offering a different neighborhood experience.
13 WTHR Indianapolis
Demand for smaller homes fuels new trend in central Indiana
CARMEL, IN – There is a growing trend and demand for smaller homes. While condominiums have filled a void for empty nesters and first-time home buyers, one north side developer is using a decades-old idea to build neighborhoods, not subdivisions.
Share Common Ground
Rosemary Fowler calls them “the parade of gawkers.” Every night after dinner, as she sits in the white wicker chaise on her front porch, she sees them stream by to check out her cozy neighborhood-in-the-making.
The Carmel, Ind., nurse, 56, is not surprised that her sunny yellow house, and the seven other two-story cottage-style homes in various stages of completion, are attracting attention. Instead of a street separating the $225,000-to-$400,000 homes that face one another, a landscaped courtyard divides them. Visitors walk to the front door of each home through a common walkway.
The Wall Street Journal
The Newest Cottage Industry
In Indianapolis, developer Casey Land learned of the small home developments in an industry magazine and hired Mr. Chapin for a 21-cottage project. The houses will range in size from 875 to 1,600 square feet. At first, Mr. Land says, his bankers were skeptical, especially those living in 3,000-square-foot homes. “We’re all downsizing,” he says. “It’s tough to do, but we’re all getting there.” He predicts the social life will be a stronger draw than square footage. “These days, we drive to the house, open the garage door, go in,” he says. “But it’s important to get to know your neighbors. I think people miss that.”
Developer Casey Land had always worked on large projects, such as shopping centers and multifamily units. Three years ago, partly inspired by Chapin’s cottage industry, Land decided to build the Inglenook Neighborhood in Carmel, a suburb of Indianapolis.
Fox 59 News
Sherman Burdette of Fox 59 Morning News checks out a new neighborhood concept for Carmel and Central Indiana called Pocket Neighborhoods.