East Montrose Civic Association presents 2017 Biennial Foodie Home Tour & Art Walk
During the 1960s East Montrose became a center for counterculture and hippie communes. Today it's a diverse mix of people and architecture, and was recently named one of America's 10 great neighborhoods.
Homes will include:
- The meticulously restored 1910 Victorian / Arts and Crafts house at 903 Welch. It was the home of Houston's first Pagan Church during the 1960s.
- The 1270 square foot 1907 home at 713 Bomar was remodeled in 2000, and perfectly fits the needs of a young family, while retaining its cottage charm.
- The interior of the ultra-modern, metal, stone, and glass home at 2202 Whitney is sleek and open, showcasing floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz countertops, and contemporary design. The roof-top deck overlooks downtown.
- 301 Welch is comprised of two shotgun shacks built in 1915 and 1925, and bolted together. It was bought for $400 in the 1930s. The house has an escape hatch in the floor of a cabinet – possibly for bootleggers. See many quirky touches, like Craftsman tool cabinets used as kitchen cabinets. A 3-story addition features an apartment and artist’s studio.
- The 5000 square foot mansion at 401 Avondale retains its turn-of-the-century grandeur, with multiple roof angles, brick arches, and wrap around porches. It is furnished with art deco collections from around the world.
Six restaurants offer delectable tastings to guests (quantities limited). Visit the working studios of six local artists, all within strolling distance. See the space where artists get their inspiration, and how their crafts come to life.