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  Mockingbird Terrace HomesMockingbird Terrace Homes


Potter and Associates Architects
333 East Main Street, #500, Louisville, KY 40207

General Description

Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Date Bid:
Sep 2008 Construction Period: Sep 2008 to Jan 2011
Total Square Feet: 71,110 Site: 3.94 acres
Number of Buildings: One; 5-story residential condominium with 25 units and garage - 2nd building in development.
LEED® Pending
Building Size:
Garage, 4,005; basement, 13,540; first floor, 10,645; 2 thru 5th floor, 10,730 each; total, 71,110 square feet.
Building Height: Garage, 8’; first floor, 10’; each additional floor, 10’; floor to floor, 12’6”; total 61’6”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Steel frame.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Fiber cement panels, stone veneer, EIFS. Roof: Asphalt shingles, membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Projected and/or modeled energy usage KBTU/SF/yr: 20.931.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Stanley D. Lindsay and Associates, LTD - 5500 Maryland Way, #250, Brentwood, TN 37027
General Contractor: Bosse Mattingly Constructors - 2116 Plantside Drive, Louisville, KY 40299
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Kerr-Greulich Engineers Inc. - 1534 Ormsby Station Court, Louisville, KY 40223
Landscape Architect: Mindel, Scott and Associates - 5151 Jefferson Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40219

Mockingbird Terrace Condominiums is located on a rugged four-acre hillside site overlooking the scenic Mockingbird Valley area of Louisville, Kentucky. Major efforts were directed towards creating a design solution, which would blend with the existing homes of the valley while offering spectacular views of the surrounding area.

The development consists of two buildings of containing twenty-five residential condominiums on five floors, secured underground parking for fifty cars and a small fitness room.

The building massing was designed to create a lodge-like feeling with comfortable residential details and off-sets.

The main lobby and hallways utilize custom designed tiger wood veneer panels. Several of these panels conceal mechanical areas and refuse chute doors. These door panels operate with concealed hinges and openers. All spaces have 10-foot ceiling heights. One 350 FPM traction elevator serves freight as well as residential traffic.

The exterior is primarily EIFS on the first and top floors and Nichia Cement Fiber Panels on floors two through five. Each unit has a balcony with built-in planter boxes.

The foundations are spread footings anchored into rock and reinforced concrete basement walls. Exterior decks and basement concrete contain Kryton admixture for waterproofing. The floor systems include four-inch concrete and metal deck over bar joist and joist girders with steel columns and brace frames. Exterior and partition walls are metal studding.

The windows and doors are high performance Andersen clad double hung. The mechanical system is a high-efficiency heat pump with each condominium home having individual control of the unit's comfort level. The bathrooms include low-flow dual flush fixtures and kitchen appliances are Energy Star® rated.

Exterior walls are 6-inch blown wet cellulose and 2-inch rigid EPS over sheathing. The attic is rated at R50 and the walls are rated R25. The project is designed to LEED® guidelines and has been submitted for certification.

LEED® Points Submitted     48 Total
Sustainable Sites                  9
Water Efficiency                  8
Energy & Atmosphere           16
Materials & Resources           4
Indoor Environment Quality   7
Innovation & Design Process  2
Regional Priority Credits       2

Product Information
Fiber Cement Panels: Nichiha Fiber Cement Panels installed by Dixie Distribution
EIFS: BASF/Senergy
Asphalt Shingles: GAF
Wood Windows: Andersen
Entrances & Storefronts: Vistawall

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