Wednesday, August 25, 2010

neighborhood love letter

dear domain design/build,

9th & 9th area here.  just wanted to throw a "thank you" your way.  have you seen me lately?  i'm covet-able, to say the least.  people love me.  and your houses look aMAZing on me.  seriously...keep up the good work.

i love your face,
9th & 9th









there's usually a pretty common theme in the gentrification of any neighborhood...like silverlake, ca...or williamsburg, ny.  in conjunction with artisan coffee spots and options for locally-focused, organic shopping,  well-designed and sustainable remodels begin to pop up with more frequency.  thank god for people like the condits (tom, dalton, jamie and mike...owners of domain design/build), who have made yet another contribution in this capacity. we think the neighborhood must be grateful, right? 

this isn't domain's first addition to the 9th & 9th area; they've been at this for years, honing their craft.  you've probably made acquaintance with the amazing new build just behind continental cleaners (just east of the coffee garden).  lucky for the neighborhood, this home will feature the same eye on clean lines and sustainability; a theme that runs through every domain home.
we were able to find a lot large enough to allow for a rambler, so there's lots of square footage (3,000+) on the single-floor home.  good thing...it'll be nothing short of incredible when it's finished.   an enclosed, open-air patio will sit in the center of the home, and primarily-glass walls will offer insane natural light.  the lot-size also enabled the condits to add a roomy, two-car garage with studio/art space above. 

domain is adamant that three factors need be in place for any eco-friendly home, and that's where they're starting.  excellent insulation, solid windows, and a  high-efficiency heating/cooling system are essential in creating a sustainable home.  it's not yet complete, but you should definitely keep checking in.  we'll be posting more on this incredible re-build as it comes along.  awesome work, condits.  can't wait to see more. 

1 comment:

TESSA said...

I will buy this house.....
maybe not this exact one but one like it.
I loved the AMAZING house on 9th east that you sold for Dalton and this one looks incredible too. I'm telling everyone I know who is in the market to check it out. I hope to see more of these popping up around town. And, when we are ready to buy one, we'll get your creative and Realtor juices flowing!! Love you