426 Mission

King William Historic District

San Antonio, Texas

2,000 s.f. addition

A master suite, studio/office, living space, guest quarters and two covered outdoor living areas, wrap themselves around a courtyard with a swimming pool/hot tub. Special care was taken to save the existing trees. The addition follows the front and back property lines, the lot is not square. The courtyard and rooflines reflect the two angles on the existing lot.

The addition living space glazed wall system retracts to create a breezeway between the parking and the courtyard. The open kitchen faces this living space/breezeway is the connection between the existing historic building and the new addition. The design contrast is meant to accentuate the project distinction between the historic and the new.