Infill lots in established neighborhoods offer prospective homeowners a ready-made community as well as close proximity to work, shopping, schools, and entertainment venues. They also contain a distinct charm that comes from being set among various housing types designed and renovated over decades with different styles. Not to mention the character added by old-growth trees or quaint corner shops.
Builders working on infill projects face multiple challenges including tight sites; design, zoning, and building regulations; and keeping neighbors happy through timely construction. Architects or designers are responsible for the size and look of the new or renovated house fitting into surrounding context. The design team also has to figure out ways to create privacy for the homeowners, but also allow occupants to enjoy natural light, views, and appealing outdoor spaces. The houses collected in the accompanying slideshow all demonstrate that extra thoughtfulness in their design and construction that comes from overcoming the constraints of an infill lot.