Well hello there. I have been away a while. Life has been busy…what can I say? I just had to let you all see a home that is near 8th and M. It is a home that is shaped like a boot. Really. A boot. Specifically a cowboy boot. It is Texas after all.
I love Huntsville, Texas. I met my husband there, attended college at Sam Houston State University, fell in love with the historic charm, and now my sweet granddaughter (and her parents) live there. What is not to love?
One of the things I enjoy about the area of town where our rental home and garage apartment are located are the homes built by Phoenix Commotion, a company that is dedicated to using recycled materials and providing affordable housing. Dan Phillips, the artistic mind behind the homes believes homes should be fun.
In the neighborhood of our 8th and M home there is a
A home that includes a wall of Budweiser cans flattened, the color scheme of a Budweiser can, and all things beer.
A home that incorporates bottles as tiny windows, sun catchers, and mosaic walls.
Nursery Rhyme Home
Doesn’t this house make you feel like a home right out of a nursery rhyme?
The Tree House Home
To get to this house you have to cross a steep incline on a wooden bridge.
There are more homes. The Bone House, Pecan Street Home, Victorian Home, Oak Street Home… the list is long.
The homes are a combination of remodeled existing homes and built from scratch homes. The Boot House is a built from scratch home on 11th Street, the main street into town off Interstate 10.
Enjoy the tour:
When my buddy the Social Planner and Iwalked up to the house the first thing we saw was a covered porch with corrugated clear roofing. The widows were made from reclaimed French doors. I was so jealous of those doors. They still have wavy glass.
We ended the house into the great room. It was really too full for me to get a good picture but this on from their Facebook page shows you the space as it leads up to the loft.
The kitchen space was cool. It was tucked in around the leg part of the boot with a staircase that goes up as it circles the space.
The toe of the boot was a bedroom.
All the doors in this house are made from this really thick reclaimed wood. I would have stolen them if I thought I could get away with them. They were beautiful.
The bathroom had Mr. Phillips’ trademark mosaic broken mirror bathroom mirror in the corner that I could not get a picture of but I did get a shot of the curved wall shower made of granite.
Going up the narrow staircase was tricky but only because so many people were wanting to see the view.
There was a cute deck with patio chairs.
The master bedroom was covered in old gym flooring and had great built in storage out of the same wood.
Mr. Phillips was there and we got the chance to talk with him about the home. He said places that people live should be fun. I agree.
I hope you get the chance to check out Dan Phillips’ homes when you are in Huntsville. Check him out on Ted Talks.