Magnolias Villas

Northeast Intersection of Fairview Street and Commonwealth Avenue Houston, Texas
Client: Commonwealth Joint venture

The site in the Montrose area provides an ideal location for townhouse development. The six units are built in two buildings with each fronting contiguous streets.
Each unit has an open area for private courtyard and natural light. Two floor plans are used, both with two bedrooms, two and one-half baths and a single garage. Total conditioned living space is approximately 1,700 square feet. The organization, as seen in street facades, is a series of gable-fronted two story units.

The garage and front door entry both connect to a smaller entry foyer from which one may see though the depth of the units to the back court. A two story high living room provides the focal point for each unit. The living room setting with its fireplace and skylights is overlooked by the stairs, the bedrooms with their shuttered “windows” and the connecting bow shaped balcony.