Contractor: Brett Zamore Design

Structural Engineer: Insight Structures, Inc.

Area (Livable): 2,220 SF

Year Built: 2011

Photography: Albers Chang Architects

The owners of an existing 1,200 square foot bungalow built in 1926 in the East Montrose neighborhood of Houston, Texas desired to fully renovate the existing structure and add 1,800 square feet, including a master suite, two-car garage and guest house in preparation for retirement. As requested by the client, the initial iterations sited the guest house as a free-standing structure. However, when it became clear that the residual space between the two structures would be too constricted, the solution was to physically connect the two structures while maintaining a visual distinction between the main house and guest house through a careful vertical configuration of spaces.