House + House Architects
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44 Reviews for House + House Architects

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Relationship: Client
Project Date: December 2017
Project Price: more than $100,000
Building a home in San Miguel de Allende with Cathi and Steven House and their amazing building team led by Guadalupe Gonzales has been one of the richest adventures of our lives.

Imagine a lot twenty feet wide by one hundred feet long. (Yes, twenty feet wide!) Thanks to the brilliance of House+House and the skill of their team, what has emerged on this small space is nothing short of a miracle. Tall stone pillars greet you as you enter. The house meanders; people get lost in it. Nothing feels small; it feels BIG. Really big. It has attitude, but it's gentle. This house is a work of art.

Our two major goals were to maximize light and air. House+House have done that and much, much more. Multiple patio spaces pull light and air throughout the structure. Skylights, large and small, abound. Surfaces, shapes and colors provide rhythm throughout. Shadows change as the sun moves through the sky from hour to hour, from season to season. It's more than a house; it's an experience.

Confession: I am horrible at reading plans. I didn't get really excited about the house plan on paper. It looked OK; I just couldn't picture it. Then as as the structure was being built, it revealed itself in 3D, and knocked my socks off. Over and over again, I kept discovering things -- skylights, angles, shadows -- and I fell deeply in love with what I saw.

Over and over again, people say "Cathi is brilliant." They are right. She is. And that's not all. She and Steven are kind, warm and thoughtful people. They care deeply about their work -- about its quality, integrity and how it will fit into the present and future San Miguel. They look out for their team, and they look out for San Miguel, Mexico and the world.

My husband and I are deeply grateful for the experience we've had, and continue to have, as our house reveals itself over time. Long after we are gone, we expect that this home will be a place of peace and beauty.
   
Relationship: Client
Project Date: November 2016
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000
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Relationship: Client
Project Date: September 2016
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000
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