For some time the team here at HVH have literally been craving a bungalow to design and renovate that has the design elements and features of this home such as…
– Huge corner lot – 11 Foot Ceilings – Oversized rooms – Transom windows over the main windows – A secondary structure
We are most EXCITED about the 11 foot ceilings… Ceilings that tall make for such dramatic spaces! But before explaining every aspect of the project take a detailed at the current condition of this property below…
After reviewing those pictures you may think we’re crazy in fact, we had several people ask if we were tearing this house down, LOL! We were offended that someone would tear down a GEM like this!
Obviously this home has endured many years of deferred maintenance having been vacant about 7 years, has multiple roof leaks, half demolished rooms, all broken windows and the siding is in pretty bad shape!
All of those things we look beyond to see the potential for this home…
We see a totally renovated and updated to modern standards, New Orleans Style Bungalow with all the architectural elements and details from 100 years ago when the home was originally designed and built. We will add some of the more modern features like a Pex Mani-bloc plumbing system which will allow for efficient water use throughout the home with almost zero maintenance. A tankless water heater will ensure an endless supply of hot water for those extended showers.
A Pro-Style gourmet kitchen outfitted with custom oversized shaker style cabinets, a huge working island and one or two goodies we can’t disclose right now but believe me when I say this will be a kitchen unlike any other!
The goal is to create a home that’s truly an experience that takes your breath away and from all early indications I believe this home will that mark spot on! As an AirBNB rental I believe it will perform quite well for many years to come. Stay tuned in the coming months as we unveil this lovely New Orleans Style Bungalow!
One day I got a message on Instagram asking whether I would be interested in a 500 sq. ft. Shotgun house in 1st Ward… I got excited and hurriedly responded, SURE! Long story short, I followed up and went and viewed the property and it was the little house you see on the left!
I contracted the property and began working on the redesign which provided ample challenges starting with the lot size and shape. Ultimately the new property had to be no more than 17ft wide, had to be a 2 story and based on the construction budget it couldn’t exceed 1300 square feet in living space! Although I am not an architect I do consider myself a pretty savvy home designer and to be honest with you I am pretty stoked about the end result!
Here are a few more pics…
Beautiful isn’t it? Just because the property is a rental property doesn’t mean it has to look like one! Located in Historic 1st Ward, this property is literally within the shadows of downtown Houston, close to EVERYTHING and is readily available for rent via AirBNB!
The added benefit for our client on this project is that there is ample space to construct (2) more rental units on this property which should be getting started later this month! If you are wanting to add Brand New Construction Rental Property to your portfolio, shoot an email to me directly at Tyron@HoustonVintageHomes.com to discuss your investment needs!
We are currently developing, designing and building New Construction investment property in several key sub-markets around Houston that are producing great short & long term returns! These units range in scope from single family properties like this one to duplex and small multi-family properties strategically designed to produce the highest returns possible!
Stay tuned for more exciting developments coming from the Houston Vintage Homes Design & Build team!