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“We couldn’t be happier with the whole South Main team and the support we got. We are very pleased that everybody has risen to the occasion and only wanted the best for us.”
-Todd and Pam Herzer
2010 is the year of the New Wave in South Main. First it was a new wave of the aqueous variety in the Whitewater Park that is generating lots of buzz in the kayaking community. Now look for a New Wave of construction on River Park Road (probably set to an
80s New Wave soundtrack courtesy of homeowners John and Allison Abdelnour).
Of the three new buildings slated to break ground on River Park Road in the next several months, Todd and Pam Herzer’s California Craftsman-inspired rowhouse will be the first; excavation should begin in the next couple weeks.
“I grew up in the foothills next to Pasadena, the peak of the California Craftsman style,” Todd told me. Pam grew up in the Santa Barbara area, also noted for its Craftsman legacy. “So we wanted our design to reference these great craftsman neighborhoods.”
With its river rock masonry, shingles and two-story bay window, the Herzer’s new home at 1014 River Park Road will certainly pay homage to the owners’ California roots. “It was cool to look to Pasadena as a point of influence,” said designer Kenny Craft. “Pasadena happens to have a similar kind of river rock as South Main. One subtle masonry detail will be to use bigger stones at the base and smaller at the top; the use of irregularly sized stone is a Pasadena pattern we’re trying to emphasize. The shingles are also a Pasadena feature. The bay window also has a big aesthetic impact. The home almost has a San Fransisco Painted Lady feel with the full height bay window.”
Though it is a custom plan, Todd and Pam worked from this three- bedroom rowhouse plans as a starting point. “We took advantage of the space we had to work with, took the existing plan and made it our own,” said Pam. “We couldn’t be happier with the whole South Main team and the support we got. We are very pleased that everybody has risen to the occasion and only wanted the best for us.” The Herzers plan to break ground on their new home in the next months. Stay tuned as the first River Park rowhouse takes shape.
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