The Hometta blog features construction pix of the pair of houses going up on Hyde Park 2 blocks west of Montrose — designed by Collaborative Designworks, Houston’s most notable practitioners of those folded-spiral stucco balcony-wall-soffit wraparounds. 1212 and 1216 Hyde Park won’t go on the market for another few months, architect James Evans tells us, but when they do they’ll likely be priced “in the low $1M range.”
But . . . haven’t we visited this little corner of Hyde Park before?
Why yes! The 1930s Tudor-style house that sat on the original 10,000-sq.-ft. lot at 1212 Hyde Park was nominated for the Best Teardown prize in last year’s Swamplot Awards. Writes Evans:
I think you actually had some discussion about this property on your website when the old house was removed. I would like to point out that the existing structure was evaluated for renovation/restoration and it was found to be un-feasible. The house had been neglected and vacant for a number of years and had significant water and structural damage. All parts of the old house that could be salvaged were donated to Historic Houston. Unfortunately, there were not any real options other than removal.
I would also note that the property was originally looked at for a 4-5 townhome development, but we and the developer moved away from that scenario in deference to the single family nature of the block. The two homes are expected to achieve LEED for homes certification and much care was taken to work the design around existing larger trees.
The main living areas of 1216 Hyde Park, on the corner of Van Buren, will be upstairs, wrapped around a second-story patio. Bedrooms are on the ground floor:
Next door at 1212, that organization is flipped: bedrooms are upstairs, and the living areas below front onto a private courtyard and pool:
You can find a few walk-through videos of the design at the website of the developer, Urban Trees.
- Binary House Architect Develops Double Lot [Hometta]
- Hyde Park Project [Urban Trees Developers]
- Collaborative Designworks
- Previously on Swamplot: Best Teardown of 2009: Vote for One of These Official Nominees, Comment of the Day: What’s Galveston Got That Houston Doesn’t?