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Indy Architects’ Home Tour September 22, 23 Gives Visitors Insight to New Architectural Designs

If you’ve ever wanted to see inside of some of the best-designed homes in Indianapolis, now’s your chance. The annual Indy Architects’ Home Tour happens from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, on September 22 – 23, 2012.

This year’s self-guided tour will include seven homes from different parts of the city, and several different styles of home, from a downtown condo on Pennsylvania to a new house in the historic Lockerbie neighborhood to a home above a garage on a large wooded lot on the near westside.

Each home comes with its own unique stories, which visitors can learn about as they meet the architects and home owners during the tours.

One home, the home above the garage on Cooper Road, was designed by Mark Beebe to survive a flood. No one had developed on the property for years, because it was on a flood plain. Beebe created the solution by designing the home to sit higher off the ground and on top of the garage. It stays protected from any flooding, and gives the owners a gorgeous view of the trees on their two-acre property.

Homes on the tour include:

  • 701 Shelby Street – designer Brian Burtch, Assoc. AIA
  • 429 Pennsylvania (Flat 703 and Loft 904) – architect Chris Short, AIA
  • 6466 N. Illinois – architect Jim McQuiston, AIA
  • 7140 Westfield Boulevard – architect Paul Puzzello
  • 3925 Cooper Road – architect Mark Beebe, AIA
  • 18 Lockerbie – architect Mark Demerly, AIA

Tickets for the event are $12 in advance, and $15 the day of the tour. Advance tickets can be purchased at the AIA Home Tour website, beginning September 4, or at Silver in the City (434 Massachusetts Ave.) or FormFunction (1300 E. 86th St.). Tickets may also be purchased at any of the homes on the tour. Prices for students are $6 in advance, $8 day of.

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