In the South Bend northeast neighborhood triangle just south of the University of Notre Dame, the South Bend Heritage Foundation is creating a neighborhood that is attractive, safe, and pedestrian friendly with a strong link to the surrounding mixed-use buildings of Eddy Street Commons. Working closely with the guidelines set forth by the Heritage Foundation, the goal of Duncan Stroik [architect] was to enhance the beauty of the community and build upon the existing historic context of the surrounding neighborhoods to create a comfortable residence of human scale.
This Palladian residence features Doric piers and detailing at the deep front porch, and a modified Corinthian entablature on the house. The many windows and paned doors naturally illuminate the interior while the triple-hung windows, a uniquely Jeffersonian detail, provide additional circulation between interior and exterior when fully open. Upon entry, a formal den greets visitors with an open kitchen that is visible past an Ionic column screen. A well-illuminated open stair shaft connects all of the house levels from basement to the third floor study. On the second level, French doors in the master bedroom open out to a porch with a view to the campus of Notre Dame.