Black Brick Development, an Edmond-based development group, recently announced plans for the Boulevard Quartette, Edmond’s first upscale, urban micro-community.

Located in the downtown area of Edmond on the southeast corner of N. Boulevard St. and E. Lincoln Ave., the Quartette will consist of four single-family, detached homes situated around a shared central courtyard. The homes will be for sale, which the Black Brick team hopes will set the stage for a resurgence of owner-occupancy in the downtown core of Edmond.

“Our goal with the Boulevard Quartette is to establish a reference point for what’s possible in small-scale, urban infill development in and around Edmond’s downtown core. These sites can be expensive to acquire, and the inherent lot-size limitations create unique challenges to the site planning and design process,” said Drew Dargen, managing partner of Black Brick Development. “We are taking cues from successful infill projects in places like Portland, Denver, Atlanta, Toronto, and Austin, as well as inspiration from local projects we love including Architect David Wanzer’s 2×2 and the newly developing Wheeler District. The Boulevard Quartette will introduce a completely new residential product type to the downtown Edmond market, and we have been thrilled by the support the project has received to this point.”

The Quartette will feature modern farmhouse exteriors, paying homage to the 1910 farmhouse that formerly occupied the site. Stained cedar-lined terraces and simple, Scandinavian-inspired massing of the homes will add contemporary flair. The homes will share the same exterior styling and floor plans, but the interior finishes will be unique to each.

Each residence will be approximately 1,900-square-feet and include three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The master suite will feature a built-in wet bar and massive walk-in closet. Other property highlights include an open concept kitchen, living room and dining room; a small private yard; and a two-car garage. Residents of the Quartette will be a short walk or bike ride from downtown Edmond shops, restaurants and bars.

“This is an exciting new residential project in this transitional area of downtown Edmond,” said Janet Yowell, executive director of Edmond Economic Development Authority. “As we are experiencing new commercial interest there, it is important to see new investment on the residential side that will bring more people in to support shops and businesses.”

Black Brick continues to invest in property around downtown Edmond and has several projects in planning and design phases.

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