Residential Design

VOL.2 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Private Residence OMAHA, NEBRASKA TACKARCHITECTS Top and above: To push the design boundaries for their home, the clients on this project found a lot in a freewheeling fringe neighbhorhood. With infill lots scarce and pricey in the downtown heart of cities, young buyers are searching farther afield for affordability and design freedom, scooping up single parcels in marginal urban pockets on which to build their dream home. That was the case for the clients on this project, a couple with a limited budget and a desire for something unmistakably modern. They had previously consid- ered an empty lot in a historic Omaha neighborhood where the house had been destroyed by a tornado in the 1920s, but the landmarks commission rejected the design proposed by TACKarchitects, whom the clients had commissioned. The couple finally found their plot in a neighborhood directly south of down- town on the residential fringe, an up-and-coming bohemia with no covenants or historic restrictions. Italian and Czech immigrants settled this area a century or so earlier, and many of the houses and light industrial buildings are in bad shape or empty now. "It gave us the opportunity to create a new prototype for residen- tial construction, rather than something contemporaneous with the surrounding historical buildings," says TACKarchitects co-founder Jeff Dolezal, AIA. 63 VOL. 2, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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