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Historic Bungalow Turned Modern 

Houston, Texas

Houston Heights Interior Makeover

Welcome to Oxford Street! What was once a historic bungalow in Houston is now a modern haven (inside the home, that is).
This bungalow in the Houston Heights got a full interior makeover as well as 1,375 sq ft of additional living space to fit the homeowner's modern and minimalist aesthetic while adhering to the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission's (HAHC) regulations for the home's exterior. The Southern Green team also added an attached garage that allows the homeowner to utilize alley access.
Let's take a closer look.


Oxford Street, Houston Heights

Project Goals

  • Create a modern, minimalist aesthetic
  • Add living space
Oxford Street Home Remodel Front Yard and Gated Entryway
Oxford Street Home Remodel - Front Elevation
Oxford Street Home Remodel Back Elevation
This homeowner knew what she wanted: to ditch the frills and keep clean lines throughout the home. This is exemplified through several kitchen features including the waterfall-styled kitchen island and the flat paneled cabinet doors. For continuity, the Southern Green team also crafted paneling that covers the refrigerator and mimics the cabinet doors.
The eclectic light fixtures, wood paneling on the kitchen island, and solid surface back splash are this homeowner's way of expressing their modern aesthetic further. (And we're pretty proud of that back splash; ask us about it.)
Oxford Street Home Remodel Open Layout White Kitchen
Oxford Street Home Remodel Premium Kitchen Appliances
Oxford Street Home Remodel Custom Build Island
Oxford Street Home Remodel Open Layout Dining Area
Oxford Street Home Remodel Living Room
Oxford Street Home Remodel Bathroom with Floated Vanity

It was very important for this homeowner that floating vanity cabinets were incorporated into certain bathrooms in this home. The guest bathroom above maintains a modern feel with light cabinets, dark toned flooring, and white tiled walls.

But step inside the master bathroom below and you'll be enveloped by a singular style of tiling, from floor to ceiling — the walls identical to the floor. The door and window frames are accented by quarter-inch trim for as minimal disruption as possible between each entrance and the tiling.

This modern master bathroom features a modest bathtub and convenient dual shower head setup in a shared space behind two glass panels, removing the need for a door to this walk-in shower.

Oxford Street Home Remodel Lip Less, Walk In Shower
Oxford Street Home Remodel Modern Bathtub
Oxford Street Home Remodel Master Bathroom with Floated Vanity

In the first floor addition, the Southern Green team continued to use flat paneled cabinets and eclectic light fixtures. From the side entrance to the addition, you can access the second floor living space or enter the garage with convenient alley access.

Oxford Street Home Remodel Mudroom in Garage Addition
Oxford Street Home Remodel Back Elevation
How'd it all go? Well, you can hear from the homeowners yourself:
"I have to start off with wow, [we] are delighted with how the house turned out.  I have to give great praise to Southern Green on this project.  There were some challenges but we managed to come through and produce a wonderful product that [we] are very happy with."

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