16 MAY 2013
Prefab Rehab: Upgrade homes without losing their history
After decades of suburban growth, Houston has seen a recent shift back toward the desire for urban life. Older neighborhoods, some of which were established more than a century ago, are seeing increasing property values and coordinated revitalization efforts. But the cost to bring historic homes up to modern day standards can be greater than to build new, and without deed restrictions or zoning, the character of many of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods is at risk of being lost to new development. Three Rice University graduates believe they have a solution—one that accommodates the need to modernize while keeping a neighborhood’s material identity and social fabric intact... Intrigued? Read more here!
Article written by Kirksey's
Colley Hodges and Emily Winters.