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The House that Sits on Blocks

Year 2021

Location Houston, TX

Status Completed

Remarks A 1920s era single story house is lifted from its home in Brazoria County and placed onto a new site in Houston's Sunnyside neighborhood.

The original structure (860 SF) had already been added onto before the owner moved the house. The client asks for the added space (320 SF) to be converted into a third bedroom with ensuite bathroom.


The original four-square plan and proportional addition created the logic for six-square plan organization.The structure’s elevated foundation and crawlspace underneath required extensive repairs and leveling, but made adding plumbing fixtures flexible.

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