Project Description


The owners of this 1951 single-story home needed to accommodate a growing family through the addition of several bedrooms and bathrooms. The steeply-sloped rear yard made a ground floor addition challenging but was mitigated through the inclusion of a basement level addition. The scope of work included a fairly substantial renovation to the existing first floor, as well as a new walkout basement below the ground floor addition. The result is an extra 1,900 square feet of master suite, bedroom, bathroom, study, and circulation spaces.

Remaining within the style and context of the existing house and of Balcones Drive was an important design consideration. The use of gabled roofs, painted horizontal siding, and local limestone veneer reflect the predominant character of the neighborhood.

Working around the existing trees and integrating the indoor and outdoor spaces was an equally-important consideration The use of a large multi-slide glass door and a large, terraced wood deck help to connect the interior spaces to the exterior spaces with minimal disturbance to the existing treeline.

Project Team: Jed Duhon, AIA, and Benjamin Johnson

Contractor: Hohnstreiter Construction and Remodeling

Photographer: Andrea Calo