It was quite the pleasant surprise when a past client from 15 years ago calls and says, “you said you would build my Dream Home for me and now its TIME!” WOW, okay… was my initial response not really thinking they were serious! Fast forward 18 months and here we are!
This project was quite the undertaking for several reasons primarily being that it was just under 8,000 square feet of total construction on a huge corner lot in one of Houston’s most popular gentrifying neighborhoods!
Always up for a design challenge the team at HVH quickly began to put the pieces of the puzzle in place to make this the ultimate dream home for our clients!
Having grown up in this neighborhood our client wanted a home that was reminiscent of the homes that made this area famous yet livable and entertaining for their growing family. It had to be modern in design, brick and elevated high enough so that flooding would never be an issue (we had just came through Hurricane Harvey) .
Overall we couldn’t be more excited about the results…
Amazing home right? The team here at Houston Vintage Homes is committed to reshaping the face of inner city Houston one home at a time and we are pleased to share this example of our work!
What’s even more exciting is we were able to complete this project exceeding our clients desires while delivering a product with a substantial equity position which is key!
If you are wanting to renovate your existing home or design & build the home of your dreams, you owe it to yourself to see how we can assist with making your dream home a reality!
We have been commissioned to design a Mid Century Modern renovation on this home and here are our initial notes and thoughts on the project!
To give a modern feel and enhance the natural light of the property I am proposing a more dramatic entry and roof line that will greatly impact the aesthetics of the home and make it what’s known as a Mid Century Modern, architecturally speaking.
Until plans are drawn it can be rather difficult to imagine how the home will look once all the dirty work has been done so I have gathered some photos to help you visualize the possibilities.
Let’s talk more about the front of the home and curb appeal via the photos below
One of the things we hear commonly regarding homes is wanting to have light come into the house, so I propose altering the front & rear to allow more natural light. In photo #1 – the front door is now visible from the street which can be accent color as you see in the photo. Photo #2 is actually the rear of a home in California but I could see it as a version of your entry allowing more light into the home and offering quite a stunning visual from the curb! Lastly photo #3 is more of the same.
These are used for design inspiration and we take the ideas and concepts you like most along with the particular nuances of your home and we create our own design.
Now let’s move to the kitchen…
With that wall removed and/or opening the kitchen to the entry & living as well as opening it up more to the den off the kitchen I believe the pictures below conveys a few of the possibilities…
In photo #1 I like how the kitchen is open to the living areas and has the dark floors which is a design theme we discussed when we met. I also like the vaulted ceilings which we may copy but we will pop up the ceiling in the kitchen to create the illusion of more space. Photo’s 2 & 3 are different perspectives on the same kitchen and I’m not fond of the finishes per se’ but the layout and flow is line with what we discussed.
The Houston Vintage Homes team provides a turn key design & build solution for new construction & renovation projects like this and would be happy to speak with you about the opportunities for your next project.
The HVH design team is excited about the progress on this bungalow located in 5th Ward which is one of Houston’s hottest areas undergoing rapid gentrification! This bungalow sits on a corner lot with unobstructed views of downtown Houston from the porch and is literally across the street from a brand new home the same size on the market for $249k.
Here are 2 photos of the interior…
As you can see we have outfitted this home with custom Shaker Cabinets, designer finishes and high ceilings.
If you want a vintage home that’s spacious, refined and updated perfectly this may be the one!
One of the hardest parts of renovating a home is visualizing what the end result will be once you have invested thousands of dollars on a renovation! Personally whenever I build or renovate a home I like to find a muse to use for inspiration.
Several things stand out when I look at this home including the welcoming porch, texture the cedar accents provide and the elegance of the brick columns coupled with the Craftsman trim and light colors. I think this would look amazing on your home!
The above photos show a kitchen in a home similar in size & style as your home that I believe would look amazing provided you want an open kitchen concept. These are just ideas to help you visualize what your home could look like.
This 88 year old bungalow has definitely seen better days and the team here at Houston Vintage Homes couldn’t be more excited about restoring it to it’s former glory! This 3 bedroom 1 bath home is just under 1,000 sq. ft. of living space with a formal living & dining room in it’s current configuration!
Early design plans call for adding a spa-style Master Bathroom, a private deck & water garden off the Master Bedroom in addition to a total redesign and update to the exterior. As with all of our projects here at HVH it will get The Kit as we like to call which consists of all new mechanicals (Electrical, Plumbing & A/C) along with all new foundation, roof, windows, exterior siding and doors!
Now many would ask, why not just tear it down and start all over? Great question… our vision at HVH is built around restoring old homes like this back to their former glory! In our opinion, it would be a travesty to tear down a house like this when structurally the home is pretty sound! Yes, it has endured many years of deferred maintenance and lack of care but we can see tons of potential in this home and we believe that it will be a highlight in the area once it’s complete!
Stay tuned for more updates as we begin to make this home great again!
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!
This Near Northside bungalow is finally approaching completion and we are excited to bring this one to an end although it’s been a very fun process as is the case with all of our projects.
Here are a few more pics…
There are several cool design features in this home and we believe that it will make a great place to call home for some loving family really soon! As with all of our renovation projects we strive to maintain the historical design relevance while enhancing the home and bringing the mechanicals up to date!
We are excited to bring this property to market and we can’t wait for you to see everything this home has to market!