North Penn House, Indianapolis, IN

This new 3,500 square foot house is defined by the juxtaposition of its horizontal planes with the dramatic topography of the wooded site, including a sloping landscape at the rear of the house down to a meadow below. A long roof with big overhangs, tall sliding glass doors, and Indiana limestone floors, which extend out to terraces, connect the indoors to the outdoors: the changing seasons become a vibrant backdrop to everyday life. Zinc panels and mahogany doors and windows combine with the light gray pavers in a modern, yet warm palette of materials.

3,500 square feet
Completed 2016

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Key People
Deborah Berke
Noah Biklen, Project Lead
Caroline Wharton Ewing, Interiors Lead

Collaborating Firms
Deborah Berke Partners – Architect and Interior Designer
Silver Creek Engineering, Inc. – Structural Engineer
MSA Professional Services – MEP Engineer
PHT Lighting Design, Inc. – Lighting Designer

2018 AIA Indiana Honor Award, 2018 SARA National Design Award of Honor

Published in The New York Times, October 1, 2017