One of the reasons Brookesmith resident Vicki Scarpato bought the 1890 cottage on Archer St. pictured above last year was because of the 2009 Modern addition at the back: “I love the mix,” she says. Her home is next door to the modern structure architect Jeromy Murphy designed for his family and not far from the Cordell St. shipping-container house — all in a neighborhood that she calls “an interesting mix of beautiful new modern, Victorian cottages in various states of repair, and only a very few instances of three-to-a-lot townhouses.” Here are some pics of the back:
More in the retired listing.
Scarpato asks: “Do you know of other houses in Houston with modern additions to otherwise traditional cottages or buildings? I did a bit of googling but figured if anyone had a line on this it would be Swamplot.” Or better: our readers.
Photos of 414 Archer St.: HAR