2019 Homes Tour
220 Grove Place, Unit A
Neighborhood: Alamo Heights
Architect: Mickey Conrad, AIA / Jim Oppelt, AIA
The design of 220 Grove Place offers an urban lifestyle solution to a challenging site, featuring multi-level townhomes filled with natural light and outdoor spaces. Located on the edge of Alamo Heights multifamily district, the four-unit, fee-simple, development embraces the complexity of a highly visible intersection across from Terrell Hills City Hall. Every side is treated as front-facing, with a blend of familiar materials and articulated vertical hoods casting shadows and providing shade. Playing on the idea of light-filled stacked boxes, a cantilevered wood-clad bedroom teeters out over the front elevation.
Each 3-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot, four-level unit is filled with natural light with outdoor spaces on four levels. The entry level features an intimate seating area at the base of the stair along with the extra bedroom/office. The main living space is on the second level with an L-shaped open plan. The kitchen holds down the corner and is flanked by a generous dining area on one side and living area on the other, with a folding glass wall that opens onto an outdoor terrace. The light filled master suite on the third level extends out onto roof terraces. Another terrace on the roof allows residents to take in spectacular views of downtown San Antonio.