VANDERVEER RESIDENCE Husband and wife couple Sean and Arie Vanderveer have a vision for the redevelopment of Downtown Sherman. To this end, they have been purchasing historic buildings and derelict properties for revitalization and repurposing. For their own private residence, they have been inspired to redevelop an empty lot on the edge of the downtown neighborhood in a former industrial zone. They began by subdividing the empty lot into three tracts, using the Smart Code as a dimensional guide. Next, Jared Tredway worked with the planning and zoning commission to seek a specific use permit for residential occupancy in a commercially zoned neighborhood. The design, currently in the design development phase, is decidedly simple. Cubic forms address the sidewalk and the street in a way consistent with the commercial nature of the surrounding neighborhood. The main living space flows effortlessly onto an outdoor terrace, covered by a columnless cantilevered ceiling plane. The exterior is characterized by simple materials of concrete block, cedar lap siding, and standing seam metal. The interior space, simply detailed, is oriented along a strong central axis. Upon entering from the main entrance on Pecan Street, interior and exterior spaces transition from public to private.