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Houston Heights Passive House

Houston, TX

Houston Heights Passive House blends timeless charm with cutting-edge, high-performance design. Located in the historic Houston Heights district, this project features renovations to an existing family home and a new two-story back house, both centered around the family’s pool, creating a variety of spaces to host family and friends for afternoon swims and snacks as well as longer stays in the private back house.

Central to the project’s design is connectivity—the interior of the existing main house is being renovated to create a spacious entertaining area while new insulation and cladding are being added to the exterior to ensure comfort and efficiency.

Large windows in both structures offer poolside views and allow natural light to flood in, enhancing the ambiance without compromising performance, even in Houston’s hot and humid summers.

Just across the screen porch, the new two-story back house offers a versatile layout, with a 2-bedroom apartment upstairs and a studio downstairs that provides flexibility as an office, pool house, or private living space for out-of-town guests.

Incorporating Passive House design principles help prevent noise and pollutants from entering the home, while advanced mechanical systems supply continuous fresh air throughout. The addition of solar panels and backup batteries aid in shifting the peak loads on the grid, giving homeowners maximum control over their energy consumption and allowing them to manage their home effectively in any weather condition.

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