Asian Bungalow

Houston, Texas
Location
  • Houston, Texas
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Traditional
  • Year
  • 1920
  • Square Feet
  • 1300
  • Lot Size
  • 6600
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • This project page was created by community member Anthony Leavitt

    One of 2 bungalows in Houston classified as Asian, this home had seen better days. The homeowner wanted to update the home for his retirement years. We created a master plan for the multiple renovations and undertook renovating the home over several years to allow the homeowner to "breathe" between projects. Every surface of the home and rental space were renovated with an eye to keep the unique character of the home.

    The exterior of the home had multiple repairs undertaken to ensure its longevity and new landscaping was installed to bring the house to an easier maintenance level for the homeowner. Custom features like the mailbox and the railings along the front deck were designed to enhance the Asian flair of this bungalow. Rocks and water features were added throughout the landscaping to bring additional Asian influences to the home.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    The exterior of the home had multiple repairs undertaken to ensure its longevity and new landscaping was installed to bring the house to an easier maintenance level for the homeowner. Custom features like the mailbox and the railings along the front deck were designed to enhance the Asian flair of this bungalow. Rocks and water features were added throughout the landscaping to bring additional Asian influences to the home.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    The exterior of the home had multiple repairs undertaken to ensure its longevity and new landscaping was installed to bring the house to an easier maintenance level for the homeowner. Custom features like the mailbox and the railings along the front deck were designed to enhance the Asian flair of this bungalow. Rocks and water features were added throughout the landscaping to bring additional Asian influences to the home.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    A new patio was built for more exterior space for the homeowner and their renters. Hardscaping and landscaping were installed with an eye towards maintenance.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    A new living fence was built to hide a rental unit's fence next to this home. When filled in, the living fence provided additional privacy to the homeowner and tenants. Landscape lighting was incorporated into the new fence to aid in security and to provide a peaceful ambiance at night.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    Hardscaping a path to the rental unit enhanced by landscaping brought a warmth to the house that had previously been absent. A new air conditioning screen was built to allow for regular service without being an eyesore for the tenant or the neighbors.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    Modernized numbers were added to the custom mailbox screen to bring an updated feel to this historic asian bungalow.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    2 mailboxes on the custom screen allowed for ease for both the homeowner and the tenant.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    New door hardware with accents that mimicked the mailbox screen kept a flow to the home.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    Boulders, a water feature and a river path were created in the front yard to enhance the asian flair this home had. Landscape lighting was installed to ensure that the home felt warm even at night.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt
    Posted By
    Anthony Leavitt
    @anthonyleavitt
    Recently moved to Denver, Colorado, LeavittHaas is a boutique design firm focusing on the ergonomics of a home as well as unique finishes to give each home a unique feel that fits the needs and desires of their clients. Using 3D renderings, the company allows clients to "walk" their project before construction begins. A founding principle of the company is to look at the house as a whole during design and then stage the construction in phases in order to achieve the clients dream homes. Some clients only have one small project, while others realize that all interior and exterior projects need to be taken into account before the first project is begun.
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