Urban Guest

Urban Guest

Why does a mountain climber climb a mountain? Because he can and that’s the inspiration that drove this self-made man to conceive a dream and make it happen. He owns a successful concrete company and is no stranger to hard work. This driven, self-manager knew his family had the right home but not the right location, so they transplanted their near perfect idea farther down the road to a perfect home site and improved their former design to make it more family-friendly. This is the guest home complement to the Urban Main home. It takes a motivated task master to do it right, twice.


Poth, TX (Designed 2013; Built 2013)


a new beginning

Personalized new home!


1,213SF; 2BR, 1BA, great room, bedroom/office, patio, 1-story

Client’s Style:

suburban vernacular


The Sketch, The Details, The Docs

Lifestyle Features:
  • large linear bar for man-style entertainment
  • vaulted space to display trophies
  • flexible game area for pool table or other games
  • fireplace for outdoor gatherings
  • vaulted ceiling to accent living space
  • TVs indoors & outdoors for entertainment
  • concrete vault/safe room for natural emergencies
Environment Solutions:
  • low maintenance finishes and natural materials to reduce long-term cost of maintenance
  • dual multi-zone HVAC system to optimize efficiency & comfort
  • optional natural landscape water retention systems to blend with native landscape
  • 342 SF covered back porch for all-weather living
  • singe driveway & parking apron serves main & guest home
  • spray foam roof deck to create energy-efficient envelope
  • zero threshold showers throughout for universal access for all ages & mobility
Community Influence
  • rich masonry construction to root the home to the land
  • hearty wood accents to complement the masonry
  • long setback to distance home from highway traffic
  • starter home to serve as family home during the main home construction



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