Saturday, June 12, 2010

Construction Progresses at The Bunny Bungalow

Bubble Chair, by French super designer, Philippe Starck, was a favorite at My Ranchburger, the home we sold last month. So, the chair will sit in the garden at The Bunny Bungalow. It now sits on an old deck behind our bungalow. The deck will be torn out and replaced with a ground-level garden room between the garage/studio and the bungalow.

The garage/studio addition behind The Bunny Bungalow, as it looks presently. Note that the upstairs door to the porch is now in (French door but in the arts & craft style.) Also note that the crape myrtle tree to the right has survived its transplant and is blooming.

Our laundry room (new counter top is covered in heavy paper for protection.) I love having windows so that I can do spot removal with natural light (Rogers+Labarthe Architects think of everything!)

One of the pair of wall sconces on either side of the window seat. There was one of these in the wonderful powder room at My Ranchburger, so we are so happy to have a reminder of our previous home here in the new studio.

There are so many choices to make! We chose oiled bronze finish for the downstairs door knobs and locks...

and brushed nickle upstairs, where we are using our modern furniture (think le Corbusier from the thirties.)

In the stairwell is the finished moment with lighting for a place to stick a piece of art.

This tiny, well-equipped kitchen is like a galley on a boat. It makes me feel like a newly wed though, as it is reminiscent of my first kitchen.

The stainless steel refrigerator is only 24 inches wide (those architects again...they can source anything!)

Ipe wood decking, which is fire, decay and insect resistant, awaits installation on the second-floor porch.

Tall Husband and I are now full-time residents of the Houston Heights! With our main home sold (last month in record time) and with the addition to The Bunny Bungalow's garage/studio nearing completion, we are almost ready to begin renovation on the kitchen and bathrooms of our 1920 Bungalow. And we are still married!

Rogers+Labarthe Architects have begun the design on The Bunny Bungalow's kitchen and bathrooms. I'll take before and after photos of that remodel.
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  1. wow- it looks fantastic! cannot wait to see it all finished!


  2. LOVE the new place!!! It fits extremely well with the atmosphere of the Heights! Can't wait to see more...xo...deb

  3. Wow! It looks amazing! I really love the contrast of the oiled bronze and the white. I also love the art niche! How exciting!

  4. Oh God YOU don't have one of those chairs!!!!!Aren't they the same ones that closed the show on the TV Series BOSTON LEGAL???? They are so fun!!!! The new addition looks great.... I will have to tell my client, we ordered the same oiled door knobs for their country house!!!!!Maryanne

  5. Annie, your home is coming along beautifully! I am looking foward to seeing more as the project nears completion.

    I lost you for awhile there and could not remember the name of your blog to be able to find you. I appreciate the comment you left a few weeks back, and was saddened to hear that your daughter had struggled so much. I hope things are better now for her. With my son, there is no more pain for him. That provides me with some comfort, although it does not make me miss him less.
    Take care,