This new home combines a traditional look with modern detailing.
The front approach
The spacious yard, swimming pool, and covered porch are ideal for entertaining
A Proposed Modern Farmhouse
The modern farmhouse to be built in Houston would have vertical board and batten siding, steel windows, shutters, window planter boxes, a standing seam metal roof, and a cupola with, of course, a weathervane on top. The detached garage in back would be connected to the house with a covered walkway and contain a second-story apartment to accommodate guests.
The front door on the left, the kitchen windows and front porch in the center, and a porte cochere on the right.
A front-side perspective.
A bird's-eye view.
The garage (without connecting covered walkway).
Close-up of gable "birdhouse" and planter box.
Close-up of cupola and weathervane. The cupola brings light into the center of the second floor hallway.
A Proposed Modern Home
The client wanted a current-day version of a mid-century modern home. The site was a corner lot in a Houston neighborhood developed in the 1950s that features several examples of mid-century modern homes. The area is susceptible to flooding and new homes are required to have elevated first floors. Terraced planters were used to make the transition appear more gradual.
Projecting beams, tapered roof overhangs, and integrated brick planter boxes.
Decorative concrete blocks are a must!
Playful steel "V" columns.
The garage and side approach to the front porch.
A New Garage Apartment
The existing detached garage was demolished and replaced with a new garage, a side room for entertaining, and an apartment above.
New garage with apartment above
Existing garage that was demolished
The new garage and updates to the existing home
Rear of existing house
Front Elevation after the completed renovation
Front Elevation of the existing home
Rear Elevation of renovated home nearing completion
Rear Elevation of the existing home
After rear demolition, preparing to pour new slab
Framing the new rear space
New Garage Apartment
Existing Family Room, before demolition
New Family Room, nearing completion
New Kitchen, nearing completion
Country Home Under Construction
Partnered with Design Works on this Texas-style home of stone and wood. The home sits on several acres and is ideal for entertaining with a large central kitchen/dining/living space, a bunk room for the little buckaroos at one end, and bedrooms for the adults at the other end.
A New Garage Apartment
In addition to shelter for cars, the client wanted a small ground floor art studio and space on the second floor for an office, kitchenette, guest bedroom, and bathroom. The new structure complements the traditional look of the main house, yet has an identity of its own.
The completed project.
The interior of the upstairs office.
The finish line is in sight as additional lawn furniture begins to gather.
Windows are installed and siding is applied.
Clad in its new sheathing.
An early study model fashioned with old-timey chipboard and glue.
A Kitchen and Bath Remodel
The client wanted to update the style of the kitchen and increase counter and storage space. There was also a desire to alter the layout of the kitchen to improve its functionality.
The new kitchen provides island seating with a sink facing into the room to permit improved interaction with family and friends.
View of the old kitchen. The cooktop was in the island and the sink faced a single window.
The new range and vent hood with two new windows for increased daylight.
The old kitchen with the cooktop in the island and the sink facing a single window.
The far window was modified so that new base cabinets and countertop could be added as well as additional wall cabinets.