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2020 Award Winners



Addition, Indoor or Outdoor, Over $100,000




San Antonio, Texas

Architect/Designer | Craig McMahon Architects Inc.

Builder | Gilliland Construction

Landscape Architect/Designer | Lee Land Design

Interior Designer | Studio E

Photographer | Craig McMahon Architects Inc.

The 1950s 1800-sf two-story home sits on three acres in Northern San Antonio. The unusually angled home is centrally located and completely surrounded by large mature oak trees. The owner wanted to improve the look of the original home and enhance the existing outdoor lifestyle with selective improvements that would embrace the unique property.

Looking to Italian influences, new hard-troweled smooth exterior stucco and solid mahogany doors and windows were chosen to enhance the exterior. The original entry side wrap-around porch was rebuilt, and as the home was so thin, a small 450-sf porch-like addition with connected outdoor patio/grill was seen as the answer to expand the existing kitchen spaces focused toward the renovated pool. Similarly, the second-floor open patio was covered to solve ongoing roof leaks by extending the original roof lines. This allowed the outdoor experience to be embraced for the second floor. The pool was updated with new surrounding stone and an added hot tub.  A new outdoor lanai, complete with small kitchen, bath, and outdoor shower, was added in a similar living area addition to connect to the new architectural style.

From the Judges
The judges said the addition was very regionally appropriate. It nicely integrated buildings with the site. They praised the strong detailing.

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