River Oaks Transitional

  • Number of bedrooms 5 Bedroom
  • Number of bathrooms 6 Full
  • Living area footage 4,706 Sq Ft / living area
  • Footage 731 Sq Ft / Garage apt

Inspired by the homeowner to breathe new life into their mid-90’s stucco home, Letecia Ellis Haywood redesigned the exterior and interior of this home. An existing second floor balcony was removed from the front of the home, all quoins were removed, and the entire façade of the home was re-stuccoed and painted. The original Family Room windows and French doors were replaced with a glass and steel bi-fold door system opening up the inside of the home to the covered Loggia outside. All finishes throughout the home were updated, including all fireplace surrounds, countertops, trimwork and cabinetry, tile, flooring, and lighting. The incredibly fruitful and enjoyable collaboration between our team, our wonderful homeowners, and the talented teams at LEH Interior Design and Rivers Barden Architects led to a totally transformed home in Houston’s beloved River Oaks neighborhood.



  • Replaced rear windows/doors with bi-fold glass and steel door system between Family Room and outdoor Loggia
  • Reconfigured downstairs layout to incorporate secondary Home Office
  • Redesigned and constructed front façade of home
  • Replaced all windows and updated all finishes throughout the home




  • Architect: Rivers Barden Architects
  • Interior Designer: Letecia Ellis Haywood Interior Design
  • Photographer: Rachel Alyse Photography

When you hire Sims, you’re not just hiring a contractor.

When you want to build the home of a lifetime, it helps to have someone on your side who’s been doing this for a lifetime. With more than 30 years of experience creating luxury homes for families in the greater Houston area, Sims Luxury Builders offers:

  • Thorough and accurate build budgets and timelines
  • Smarter building methods and materials
  • Access to a loyal, dependable and high-quality subcontractor base
  • A dedicated project manager and construction manager team to oversee every detail of your build
  • An organized and transparent process using collaborative construction management software
  • A close, supportive, and mutually respectful relationship with your architect

Whether you’re just beginning to consider a project or whether you’re ready to get started, talk to us. We’ll make sure you get the utmost value at every stage of the process, and we know exactly how to make building your own custom home as smooth and stress-free as possible.

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