Affordable Housing Duplex Almost Complete near the Med Center!

It’s with great excitement we approach the completion of our Affordable Housing duplex located minutes away from the largest medical complex in the world, The Medical Center. For some amazing news about the expansion of the Med Ctr check out this video:

This $5 billion dollar research campus is just one of the MANY reasons more families are moving into the Sunnyside, South Union area of inner city as home values rise and the area continues its rapid transformation!

The duplex features (2) full sized 3 bedroom 2 bath units that are well appointed and stylish yet affordable! It’s common with most developments in areas that are gentrifying that the current residents are displaced as they can’t afford the newly constructed housing stock in the area. It is with great pride that we structured this project to ensure as many people as possible could afford to live in this community.

These units each feature ceramic tile floors throughout the entire home, granite counters and custom Shaker cabinets! Unlike many affordable housing projects where sub-standard or lower quality finishes are used, we have appointed our units to truly feel like home and be a place of comfort and respite for it’s inhabitants and we believe strongly that this development embodies that.

In the coming weeks we will post updated photos of both the interior and exterior so stay tune!


Spring Branch Design & Remodel

Conceptual Change to Front Elevation

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. 


Introducing the Boutique Closet by Houston Vintage Homes…

Introducing the Boutique Closet…

Almost anyone can renovate or repair what’s already existing and make it look good but here at HVH we pride ourselves on creating and designing! Take this seemingly nondescript photo of some 2×4’s installed in a bedroom…

But in fact, this is, in our humble opinion one of the best Master Bathroom & Closet designs we have made thus far! I know you can’t tell from what you see right now, but do trust there is soooo much going on this photo, you have no idea!

What I can share at this time about this particular project is that it will feature an oversized shower with dual shower heads, a body wand and rainfall showerhead and a full length bench for the ultimate relaxation after a long day! The closet will feature a full fledged dressing area, built in dresser and an oversized built in shoe-rack for all of the shoe-lovers and one or two other goodies I can’t mention!

As you can see, all of our designs have hidden goodies and secrets that we can’t share until we do the complete reveal on the project, this keeps things interesting! Stay tuned for more design updates on the Boutique Closet!