Co-housing project in Harford hires architectural firm


January 04, 1998

Architectural Design Works Inc. has been commissioned to design a co-housing community called Saliscot, which will be built on a 100-acre farm in Harford County's White Hall community.

The co-housing project, based on the premise of encouraging xTC social interaction and the sharing of resources among neighbors, will be the second in the state, joining Liberty Village in Frederick County.

According to ADW, Saliscot will be consist of 14 units, a common house and a pedestrian street.

The units will range in size from 800 to 1,000 square feet and will feature one to three bedrooms and one to two bathrooms.

The common house will serve as a social hub and will include a main kitchen and dining area for the community, a playroom for children, a music room and computer room.

ADW also plans to enclose the pedestrian street for year-round use.

The covered street will have large skylights to make use of solar heating during the cold months and allow for ventilation during warmer months.

Saliscot is named for Sally and Scott Nevin, who own the property where the project will be built.

To maintain part of the farm, a portion of the homeowners' association dues will go toward hiring a farmer to grow organic produce for the use of residents or to be sold at local markets.

Saliscot is currently in the design phase, and ground is expected to be broken by the end of 1998.

A completion date has not been set.

Pub Date: 1/04/98

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