Sweet Suite

Sweet Suite

Their goal was simple enough. Their child needs a place as inspiring and wonderful as she is so they asked their architect (that’s me) to find a way to convert two really dysfunctional bathrooms, a cramped hallway and a useless storage closet into something useful, inspiring and beautiful which became Sydney’s sweet suite.


San Antonio, Texas (Designed in 2008; Built in 2008)


a bed and bath suite that grows

Personalized remodel!


945 SF, 1BR, 2BA, child’s bed/bath suite and guest bath

Client’s Style:

modern mediterranean


The Sketch, The Details, The Docs

Lifestyle Features:
  • large soaking tub with shower for relaxing baths or quick showers
  • specialty cabinets to conceal accessible unmentionables
  • long vanity for room to live and grow
  • abundant natural and artificial light
  • separate and private child’s bath and guest bath for mutual privacy and comfort
  • specialty built-in linen cabinet to store resident and guest articles
Environment Solutions:
  • replaced antiquated windows with energy-efficient windows and glass block
  • low voltage light fixtures to provide ample light but reduced energy use
  • recycled toilet and refinished tub to reuse, reduce recycle usable products
  • refinished interior doors to reuse, reduce recycle usable products
  • knee space to accommodate make-up space or wheel-chair access
Community Influence:
  • retained exterior detailing to preserve exterior appearance
  • bathed in timeless color to provide a fun child space and a classy teen suite
  • designed with overall home remodel in mind so future stages emulate similar detail, scheme and massing

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