Hood House, located in West Lake Hills, is an intriguing renovation and addition project. The existing mid-century home has been carefully renovated, seamlessly integrating a two-story addition that features a primary suite and a second living space. Working in harmony, the new addition and original house frame the charming backyard, creating an intimate oasis around the newly constructed pool.
Preserving the post and beam structure of the original house, as well as its striking limestone fireplace, was a priority. Partitions were removed to create a spacious, open living space, enhancing the sense of flow and connectivity.
Sustainability is central to the design. The addition’s roof efficiently channels all water to a single collection point, while solar panels are situated on the south-facing roofs to harness renewable energy.
While the renovation maintains a discreet appearance from the street with minimal changes to the front of the house, a subtle split-level addition at the back can be seen above the original roofline. This design approach preserves the mid-century aesthetic while providing updated spaces tailored for a growing family. Hood House embraces sustainability and offers a welcoming sanctuary that seamlessly combines contemporary features with timeless charm.