Asian Bungalow - Garden Apartment

Houston, Texas
Location
  • Houston, Texas
  • Structure
  • Apartment
  • Type
  • Traditional
  • Year
  • 1950
  • Square Feet
  • 390
  • Lot Size
  • 6600
  • Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • This project page was created by community member Anthony Leavitt

    As phase 2 of this relationship, our homeowner wanted to update the garden apartment on the property in order to provide additional income in his retirement years. The apartment was updated from a 3 room apartment with no storage to a modern "loft-style" apartment with plenty of storage for the tenant. An exterior patio built solely for the tenant allowed both interior and exterior spaces dedicated to the tenant.

    New front door allowed light to flood the apartment.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    An updated kitchen with plenty of storage and high end finishes set this apartment apart from the competition.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    An updated kitchen with plenty of storage and high end finishes set this apartment apart from the competition. The kitchen island was build to be moveable with casters installed underneath the island which allowed greater flexibility for the tenant in the use of the space.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    Level 5 granite remnants and a large kitchen sink allowed this small apartment to feel like a loft.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    What previously had been 3 separate rooms with a small kitchen turned into a space that felt large by renovating the space and allowing light to flood in from all sides.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    The cabinets allowed for lots of storage and the movable island allowed for any number of configurations in this small space.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    The living and bedroom areas flowed together while the closet and bathroom were placed side by side to give the space a larger feel.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    The bathroom was updated with modern finishes, while tile was used in a unique banding stripe to provide interest while saving money.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    The bathroom was updated with modern finishes, while tile was used in a unique banding stripe to provide interest while saving money.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt

    A walk-in closet was created in the space and outfitted with Elfa Shelving to allow for more storage for the tenant.

    Photo Courtesy of Anthony Leavitt
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    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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