By Kathleen Petty
In Alamo Heights, architect Mickey Conrad, principal at LPA, partnered with engineer Omar Land to build a four-plex on a site across the street from the Terrell Hills Fire Department where Land initially had a single-family home.
Though not quite downtown, the property is close enough to the urban core that residents have easy access to downtown offices and events plus the walkability of nearby Alamo Heights grocery stores, restaurants and shops.
Like the homes on Leigh Street, this four-plex on Grove Place is built vertically to create space with a limited footprint and to provide views of downtown. “There’s a terrace on the roof level where you can watch fireworks and have a view of downtown,” Conrad says.