House 334

Alamo Heights Texas

This design/build remodel and addition to a 1950s home demonstrates that a family of three can live comfortably and elegantly in a single-story home on a compact lot. Salvaging an overlooked but surprisingly innovative all-concrete constructed home, the project converted the original two-bedroom structure to an open-plan living space and added a master suite, bedrooms and Studio bedroom for visiting family. The narrow floor plan hugs the west boundary of the lot, opening onto a series of landscaped courtyards at the south and east. The result, which expands family living space to the boundaries of the property, offers an alternative to the paradigm of maximizing interior square footage at the expense of architectural integrity and quality of life.

Project Team

  • Design Team: Craig McMahon AIA
  • Construction: Craig McMahon AIA