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Cohen Residence


Houston, Texas

This 2,850 square foot residence in the Houston Heights integrates indoor and outdoor living spaces on 3 stories. The main living spaces and master suite are elevated to the second and third floors, opening on to generous balconies providing a close connection to the landscaped garden as well as affording views of the downtown skyline. The first floor guest bedrooms open on to a covered patio living area that doubles as vehicular drive. A simple palette of exterior materials burnished concrete block, lap siding, and deep roof overhangs with exposed rafter tails acknowledge the traditional bungalow styles of the neighborhood while avoiding overt historicism.

Photography: Ralph Smith

Houston Heights Association
Home Tour, 2011

Houston Chapter AIA
Home Tour, 2009