North Penn House — a bold, modern gesture that defines its site

Indianapolis, IN
3,500 square feet
Type: Houses / Interiors
Theme: Tranquility in the Country

This new 3,500 square foot house is defined by the juxtaposition of its horizontal planes with the dramatic topography of the wooded site, including a sloping landscape at the rear of the house down to a meadow below.

A long roof with big overhangs, tall sliding glass doors, and Indiana limestone floors, which extend out to terraces, connect the indoors to the outdoors: the changing seasons become a vibrant backdrop to everyday life. Zinc panels and mahogany doors and windows combine with the light gray pavers in a modern, yet warm palette of materials.

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The best day I had on the project was the first day we walked around the property. We heard the clients’ vision for the property, the story of its discovery, and their excitement for a new way of living.

Noah Biklen, Senior Principal


Architect and Interior Designer

Silver Creek Engineering, Inc.
Structural Engineer

MSA Professional Services
MEP Engineer

PHT Lighting Design, Inc.
Lighting Designer


Honor Award 2018
AIA Indiana

Award of Honor 2018
SARA National Design

The New York Times
October 1, 2017