New Building Design
Larry Seward, KHOU
THE WOODLANDS, Tx – Raised domiciles have been in need after recent floods, based on one Houston-area house builder.
“It’s one thing folks are asking us about regarding the phone, ” said Scott Frankel, key for Frankel Building Group.
Any way you slashed it, “Sold” is the sign residence designers love.
But there’s an ever growing trend altering foundations across the Houston location: Homes elevated on cleverly designed piers and beams concealed behind fancy porches, terraced pools, patios and backyards.
“It does not look like a home in Galveston that (is) up 12 legs from the floor, ” Frankel stated. “They’re making use of tips so it does not look therefore strange. I believe that’s the reason why it is resonating with consumers since it’s aesthetically stunning and (residents tend to be) in addition well protected.”
The present floods that destroyed homes from Spring to Simonton appears to be the power behind the need.
“My jaw only dropped (after seeing flooding), ” said Mark Fanelli, a homeowner inside Woodlands. “I was thinking I can’t believe that is occurring.”
Fanelli requested his home become built up an additional foot or two. Frankel also builders hear similar needs in Jersey Village, Meyerland and Bellaire.
Frankel’s team is custom building every house into the brand-new Woodlands Reserve because manner.
“The best part about this is we don’t lose plenty of trees and then we don’t have effect on anyone all around us, ” he said.
It also helps sales with residents searching for the greatest, driest floor feasible.
“It’s probably the most crucial investment men and women make within their everyday lives, ” Fanelli stated. “You desire to protect it.”