This project involved a back-to-studs renovation of a Queen Anne cottage in Houston Heights. The result was a light and airy modern interior with ties to tradition.
WEST HEIGHTS TOWNHOMES
Designed for a subdivided 50’ wide lot, the two homes present a new approach to small-lot townhouse design in Houston Heights. With reference to the neighboring historic cottages, the pair adopt a similar roof pitch, traditional material palette, large ‘porch inspired’ windows fronting the street, and a neighborhood scale that is rarely seen in the inconsiderate 4-story townhouses built in the area.
Second story courtyards allow plentiful natural light on the interior to create bright and airy living spaces.
SHADY ACRES 4-PACK
Hip and urban, this Shady Acres 4-pack was designed with the modern family in mind. Situated on an 65’ wide x 95’ deep lot, each townhome is flooded with natural light and includes a terrace that opens off the living spaces. This is smart and compact design at its best!
Designed for a 66’ wide lot in Houston Heights, this home incorporates a wrap around porch connecting the building to the generous front and side yard. While the farmhouse style exterior design maintains traditional elements and a residential scale compatible with neighboring historic bungalows, the high-tech interiors are designed for the contemporary family. Some features include an open floor plan to encourage fluid movement throughout the home, glass bi-fold doors that seamlessly connect the interiors to the outside, and floor-to-ceiling windows to frame views of surrounding historic oak trees.