House Hacking New Construction Duplex Coming Soon!

We are excited to begin construction of this lovely duplex ideal for those looking to house hack or add a small multi family property to their portfolio! This home features (2) units consisting of 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms spaciously laid out over 1,125 square feet situated on a full size in-fill lot in a rapidly gentrifying area of Houston close the Astrodome area and Medical Center!

House-hacking is one of the savviest ways to purchase a home as it allows for others to contribute to your costs of ownership. You can live in one of your units and rent the other unit. Depending on a few key variables you could literally have enough income coming in from your rented unit to cover the entire monthly mortgage, in fact, with the proper management structure in place you could potentially have passive income coming in over and above your mortgage on a monthly basis!

YES, you read that right… You could actually purchase or build a small multi-family that would actually PAY YOU every single month from the income generated from renting your other unit(s) out.

An added kicker to the house-hacking concept is the proliferation of short term rental platforms like AirBNB and VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) – these sites allow you to easily rent out rooms or your entire unit on a short term basis which is substantially more profitable than having a conventional long term tenant. In fact, we’ve seen many cases where short term rentals were 3-4 times more profitable!

Here are a few more images of what this particular duplex will look like once completed:

Pretty neat pad right? Unfortunately this one is already SOLD however we have multiple lots available in different gentrifying areas of inner city Houston where these type of properties will thrive and mesh with the overall aesthetics of the neighborhood!

As a Design & Build firm, we are able to guide you step by step in the design, financing and building of a small multi family and alleviate most of stress, strain & struggle normally associated with building a home! If you are curious about the concept of house-hacking and want to learn more, shoot our an email to our Lead Designer & Builder at Tyron@HoustonVintageHomes.com – with details about your project and timeline.

Stay tuned for more updates on this project!

East End Bungalow (Coming Soon)

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!

Spring Break Design Getaway to New Orleans…

Spring Break Design Getaway to New Orleans…

For Spring Break our family took a road trip which afforded us plenty of time in the Big Easy for trekking all around the French Quarters, taking a million pics and absorbing as much of the creole flavor that we could muster! A trip to New Orleans is always sensory overload for us as there is so much style and ambiance to experience…

The music, the food, the architecture and of course the people with their creole, cajun accents! Here are some of the wonderful homes we captured…

We are madly in love with Shotgun Doubles which are a very popular duplex design you will find all over New Orleans in varying colors, styles and trim levels! Some have simple shutters while others will have wrought iron rails with extensive scrolling, very detailed trim and gorbels and antique gas lamps on the porch…

 

A trip down Bourbon Street wouldn’t be complete without stopping in at the Bevolo showroom and factory where they actually hand make each and every one of their amazing gas lamps! These lamps are amazing and it’s poetry in motion to witness their artisans take sheets of copper and mold, form and create these amazing lamps that are shipped all over the globe!

We actually took way more photos but many of which will be used for a current design project we are working on so you will have to stay tuned for more cool design content from our design road trip!

Custom New Construction in 5th Ward…

Custom New Construction comes to 5th Ward…

The team here at Houston Vintage Homes is beyond exciting about our forthcoming Custom Home project we are currently developing in Houston’s historic 5th Ward! This storied neighborhood is chocked full of history located in the eastern shadows of downtown Houston!

Because of it’s close proximity to downtown Houston and easy access to I-10, 59 & 610 freeways the area is undergoing a resurgence with gentrification well underway throughout!

It’s only right we position ourselves to contribute to the area’s return to prominence and we have designed a home that we believe will truly be an asset to the area and it’s future owners!

This Urban Bungalow features a spacious floorplan accented with 9 1/2 foot ceilings, solid oak hardwood floors an extensive trim and built in shelves cabinetry package. It boasts a gourmet kitchen 3 expansive bedrooms and a full fledged home office with a separate entrance and enclosed bathroom for the entrepreneur or person who works from home!

Stay tuned for more detail as we finalize the details and if you believe this sounds like the kind of place you would like to call home you may want to email us soon regarding availability at Tyron@HoustonVintageHomes.com

Urban Craftsman Bungalow…

Urban Craftsman Bungalow Renovation…

This was quite a memorable design & renovation project, in fact, we coined this home Ms Carla…

As you can see by the time we rescued Ms Carla she was badly in need of some love & affection… In fact, there had been many years of deferred maintenance and she was truly in need of loving hands.

Our design mission was to enhance and bring back to life her original character and beauty and once the smoke settled…

Located in Houston’s historic 2nd Ward also known as Eado this was quite the exciting and dramatic makeover that has become the HVH calling card!