AIA Houston 2019 Design Award – Residential Architecture Category
2019 PaperCity Design Award – Residential Architectural Design Under 3,500 square feet category
Built in the Houston Heights, this 360sf conditioned pool house with its 840sf exterior covered deck provides additional living quarters and a bathroom to accompany a new pool situated on the neighboring lot to the north of an existing residence. The dog-trot inspired plan works well on the 50’ x 125’ lot. The front of the 12’ x 42’ house aligns with the neighborhood’s historic bungalows, nearly occupying the full width of the lot to conceal the back yard from street.
The structure is raised on piers with 8’ covered porches at the front and back that are connected by a central outdoor breezeway and fireplace. The linear pool in the back yard allows for ample green space to the north and a new sun deck connecting to the existing home at the south.