2010 Croydon Court
The renovation and addition of a 1950's ranch style bungalow in Houston Heights is an exercise in fashioning casual elegance for a young entrepreneur and art collector. The guidelines for the design were: reorganize the old homes poor circulation; focus on outdoor entertaining and displaying art; expand the residence while keeping the primary components intact. Because a portion of the existing structure suffered foundation problems, it was determined that severing it from the remaining portion of the house would be the best opportunity to expand the new 1,000 sqft master suite in a resort-like setting. The den, sunroom, and study are situated at the rear of the house and provide an extension of the living space, outdoor activities, and pool. The rooms are purposefully designed to have a cabana type feel and allow for a blending of the outdoors, via collapsible folding glass doors. Although the client travels the world often and stays in premier destinations, this bespoke home offers a tranquil getaway from the bustle of business; a space he can truly call "home".