If you’re lucky enough to live in West University Place Houston, you know how special this suburb is. Bustling with bars and restaurants, and beautiful outdoor parks, West University has a lot to offer its residents. The majority of people in West University own their homes. Only 9% of the population rents. The streets are lined with beautifully built homes with well-kept lawns. Houston Lightscapes has years of experience serving this area, and for June, we’re talking about one of our favorite houses in the suburb. 

West University Place Houston brick two story home with ivy growing all over the wall

The West University Place Houston Dwelling

The West University Place Houston Dwelling is a two-story brick home with large windows and ivy growing all over the walls. It sits on a standard corner lot. There are landscaped bushes and trees and a little garden area outside. There are two-door archways that make it look just like a house out of the french countryside. With the light terracotta bricks and the ivy, this house combines rugged charm with the whimsy of nature.

Identifying A Goal & Vision For A Property

The house belongs to an older couple who were looking to redo their backyard and add extra security. They wanted to emphasize the foliage and greenery in their backyard. Originally, they had no plans to touch the front of their property. Mike, the founder of Houston Lightscapes, installed a free lighting demo in the front of their house and upon seeing the results, the couple decided to move forward with a front and back residential lighting installation. The couple told Mike they wished they’d done it sooner.

What Lighting Techniques Were Used?

Houston Lightscapes used accent floods, in-ground floods, and path lighting in the front of the house. Floodlights cast a broad wash of light over an intended area. Accent floods are used to accent certain features and fixtures on the property, such as foliage while in-ground floodlights are installed in the ground and angled up. The pathlights provided an elegant, functional design to guide visitors to the front door safely.

In the backyard, Houston Lightscapes installed accent floods and moonlighting. In a large oak tree in the backyard, a moonlight was installed to replicate the full moon effect of moonbeams cast at the ground below. The accent lights were again used to emphasize the foliage and greenery in the backyard, bringing to life the landscaping and gardening.

What’s Special About This Lighting Design?

The homeowners were not expecting to install residential lighting in the front of their home. Because of this, they placed their trust in Mike, allowing him to come up with some landscape lighting ideas and show how great landscape lighting can really be for a property. 

Set Up A Free West University Place Houston Consultation

Houston Lightscapes has worked in West University Place Houston for years. Each property is grand in its own way and has been a pleasure to work on. If you live in this gorgeous suburb and want to install landscape lighting, set up a free consultation with our lighting designers. Our designers will help you pinpoint the areas that would best benefit from lighting and create a design that fits your budget. We also offer LED maintenance and retrofitting, so, if you already have a lighting system in place but want to update it or keep it healthy, we can help with that too. Set up your free consultation here.

The team at Houston Lightscapes takes pride in their many years of experience in the landscape lighting industry. They've been serving the greater Houston area for over 30 years bringing innovation and elegance to their designs. Learn more about Houston Lightscapes here.