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.
- Design Team: Craig McMahon AIA
- Construction: Craig McMahon AIA
- BOOK- 2015 (upcoming) Fall 2016 Contemporary Texas Architecture
- San Antonio Express News MySA Sunday Nov 2015 "AIA Design Award Winners"
- Qualified Remodeler Magazine Sept 2015 Master Design Awards 2015: "House 334"
- Qualified RemodelerApril 2015: "Open Plan Bungalow"
- Texas Architect online Blog March 2015 "Castano House"
- Professional Builder Sept 2015 "Great Design Hits Home"
- San Antonio Express News MySA Spaces January 2015: "Spaces: Reinventing a 1953 home in Alamo Heights"
- Urban Home April/May 2014 "Maximizing Spaces"
- 2016 Texas Architects TSA Convention Tour Selection: The Architects Home
- 2016 REmodeling Magazine Design Awards Grand Award
- 2016 Professional Builder Magazine Design Awards Gold Award
- 2016 Golden Nugget Awards Award of Merit
- 2015 Architizer A+ Finaliist
- 2015 AIA San Antonio: Merit Award
- 2014 Best in American Living Awards: Gold Award
- 2014 International Design Awards: Honorable Mention
- 2013 AIA San Antonio Home Tour