In Pictures: New homes offer more options in urban living

*The original version of this article incorrectly described the landscaping as “zero landscaping.”

The finishing touches are being added to the Gin and Tonic House project.  The two homes that make up the development are designed for residents looking for more options in urban living.  The homes have native landscaping, consisting of low maintenance desert plants native to Utah.  While the homes aren’t built to LEED standards, they are heavily insulated, have energy-star appliances and use LED lights throughout.  Each house is just under 2,000 square feet and has three bedrooms and two full and one half baths.

The Gin and Tonic houses as seen from the southeast corner of 400 East and 600 South.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Gin and Tonic houses as seen from the southeast corner of 400 East and 600 South. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Gin and Tonic houses as seen from 400 East.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Gin and Tonic houses as seen from 400 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Gin and Tonic houses as seen from the northwest corner of 400 East and 600 South.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Gin and Tonic houses as seen from the northwest corner of 400 East and 600 South. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Gin and Tonic houses as seen from the northwest corner of 400 East and 600 South.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Gin and Tonic houses as seen from the northwest corner of 400 East and 600 South. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Gin house as seen from 400 East.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Gin house as seen from 400 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Tonic house as seen from the northwest corner of 400 East and 600 South.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Tonic house as seen from the northwest corner of 400 East and 600 South. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Tonic house as seen from 600 South.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Tonic house as seen from 600 South. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

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Isaac Riddle grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University. Isaac has written for Next City, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Salt Lake City Weekly. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Isaac taught High School English in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Isaac is the founder of Building Salt Lake and can be reached at isaac@buildingsaltlake.com.