Tag: Chalet Homes

Two House Project on NE 93rd

The foundation is complete for a three-story home located at 717 NE 93rd Ave. It is the first of two houses planned for this unconventional lot. The new structure sits at the wider back portion of the lot and shifts north towards the property line. Construction vehicle access dictates the back building must proceed ahead of the front structure on this tightly packed development.

The project proposed a year ago will host two detached houses. The back home is a three-bedroom, two and a half bathroom structure. Being accessible only by a walkway along the north property line, the house will not offer any onsite parking. Although being a secondary dwelling, it has many desirable features. The entire third floor is a master suite, and the main floor maximizes the limited space in an open floorplan.

When completed, the front unit will feature an attached garage and four bedrooms. It has two full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. As with the back building, this unit also spans three-stories, with its main floor on the second level. Another distinct feature is the position of the fourth bedroom on the ground floor. That room has both an interior and exterior entrance. A small half bathroom next to the bedroom provides some limited autonomy from the rest of the house. This extra bedroom would be an ideal home office for someone needing to see the occasional client.

Addressed as 713 NE 93rd Ave, the front house will span 20 of the 30-foot wide property frontage. For ease of construction, the back house must complete framing before the front house blocks truck access. Although progressing slowly, this project now seems to be moving forward at a faster pace. When completed, it will create a unique property that has built-in rental revenue for the owner.

March 2020

School Yard 6-Plex

A development adjacent to Vestal Elementary School has been proposed by Chalet Homes LLC. Permit 19-215818 calls for a “new 3 story, 6 unit apartment building, with trash enclosure less than 120 sq. Ft. Site work to include new walkway.” The new apartment building will be at 8050 NE Flanders Street and share the lot with the current single family home located at 8036 NE Flanders Street.

8036 NE Flanders Street built 1890

This Property is bordered by Vestal’s playground to South and Vestal’s parking lot to the East. The original house on the property was built in 1890 and will remain. A new walkway and trash enclosure will be added to the Northeast corner of the lot, replacing the driveway. The walkway will lead back to the new apartment building, along the Eastern edge of the property. The new building required a few appeals to alleviate fire control concerns around the Balconies and windows facing the other building.

Each of the three floors of the building will contain two apartments. All apartments will be two bedroom units with a full bathroom. Each unit will have its own Washer/Dry stack and indoor bike parking. The balconies on the second and third floors, face the Vestal parking lot. The First floor apartments have entrance via a covered porch below the balconies above.

View of Vestal from the Apartments

This project was submitted late last year and was last updated on March 5th. Once completed, it will provide needed housing alternatives to the area. The added visibility into the playground should help deter some of the unwanted activity that occasionally happens there at night.