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House surgery: This creative Rice home tour highlights residences that have been enhanced


Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 5503 Sturbridge
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 5503 Sturbridge
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 5219 S. Braeswood
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 5219 S. Braeswood
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 823 Peddie
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 823 Peddie
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 707 Sabine
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 707 Sabine
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 216 Avondale
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 216 Avondale
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 3503 Audubon
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 3503 Audubon
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 1701 Colquitt
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 1701 Colquitt
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Rice Design Alliance Announces Spring 2014 Architecture Tour 1810 Bissonnet
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Rice Design Alliance spring home tour March 2014 1810 Bissonnet St.
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Rice Design Alliance's annual spring architecture tour arrives with an interesting theme, "Additionally."

From 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, architecture and design enthusiasts can view eight Houston residences that have been creatively enhanced with recent strategic and substantial additions designed by outstanding local architecture firms.

The self-guided tour is open to all, including RDA members and their guests at $25 per person and senior citizens and students at $15 each. Tickets may be purchased online at the alliance's website and secured at Will Call, located at 3503 Audubon Place, one of the houses on tour.

Tickets and memberships are also available for purchase during the tour at five of the open houses: 5219 S. Braeswood Blvd, 5503 Sturbridge Drive, 823 Peddie St., 707 Sabine St. and Will Call, 3503 Audubon Place.

Let's take a look at the  "Additionally" spotlighted houses.

House No. 2
5503 Sturbridge Drive

1960, Marshall S. MacDougal
2008, Dillon Kyle Architecture

Dillon Kyle gave this mid-century Tanglewood ranch-style house subtle remodel treatments. Now, the residence stands with a lightened color palette to emphasize openness and create continuity between the inside and outside.

5503 Sturbridge Drive

House No. 1
5219 S. Braeswood Blvd.
1964, Arthur D. Steinberg
2014, Stern & Bucek Architects

Architects David Bucek and Daniel Hall, with their late partner William F. Stern, reorganized this one-story ranch house in Braeswood by moving the bedrooms into a single wing and shifting the house’s orientation toward the back yard.
 

5219 S. Braeswood Blvd.

House No. 3
823 Peddie St.
1925
2008, 2013, Brett Zamore Design

Brett Zamore removed walls to expand this Craftsman cottage, originally built from a mail-order Sears kit on a confined lot in the Heights. He redefined the backyard with a rear deck and courtyard and built a second-floor master bedroom above the detached rear garage.

 

823 Peddie St.

House No. 4
707 Sabine St.
1885
2000, Gary Eades and David Dupuis
2009, Janusz Design

The original 1885 gable-roofed wood Victorian cottage received an extensive remodel in 2000. In 2009, more renovations came with a twin two-story wing that contains additional bedrooms, an artist’s studio and a modern, glass-walled sitting room.
 

707 Sabine St.

House No. 5
216 Avondale Ave.
1918, Russell Brown Co.
2012, m+a architecture studio

Architects Mark Schatz and Anne Eamon created a glass panelized exterior for this house in Avondale. Expanding on the original kitchen, the addition includes a new family room, playroom and backyard deck, emphasized by a dramatic second-story cantilever.
 

216 Avondale Ave.

House No. 6
3503 Audubon Place
1920
2011, Interloop-Architecture

Architects Dawn Finley and Mark Wamble attached a free-standing two-story back building to this small bungalow in Montrose. The new building now houses a one-car garage and party room topped by a glass-walled yoga studio.

 

3503 Audubon Place

 

House No. 7
1701 Colquitt St.
1925
2011, Ben Koush Associates

An expanded kitchen, new sitting room and new attached garage are among the renovations given to this Montrose bungalow. Also, the firm constructed a second story to include a master bedroom illuminated primarily by natural light.

 

1701 Colquitt St.

House No. 8
1810 Bissonnet Ave.
1927
2002, Wittenberg Oberholzer Architects

Architects Gordon Wittenberg and Mark Oberholzer designed a glass-walled, two-story rear wing that is very different from the original 1927 brick house. Terraces and decks on this new wing bring the interiors outdoors.

1810 Bissonnet Ave.

Map of the Rice Design Alliance's 2014 architecture tour, with gray pins denoting houses where tour tickets and memberships can be purchased on Saturday and Sunday, the tour dates.

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