Houston Double Heights is a clever double-take on two identical lots in the Greater Heights neighborhood of Houston, TX. With each of the two 2,580 sf, two-story spec homes mirroring each other, each plan features 3-bedrooms, 3 ½-bathrooms, open-concept kitchen/living/dining layouts, a covered 2-car garage, and a fenced-in backyard.
In response to the narrow constraints of each lot, Double Heights puts a modern spin on a historic design, drawing inspiration from the genre of late 19th century Houston row houses, all the while maintaining sensitivity to local materials, aesthetics and current modes of living. Three bedroom suites are located on the upper level, tucked away from the more public areas of the house. This better supports a flow of indoor/outdoor access between the open-concept ground level and the backyard. Modern fixtures and finishes bolster the design’s contemporary feel by adding a level of simplicity and luxury. Additional detailing inside and out, such as the honed marble backsplash, Capri blue claw-foot tub in the master suite, and concrete pavers at the entrance and backyard give this home a unique and special feel – all this on a skinny footprint.