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A very merry home tour

Heights homeowners decorate in style for holiday open house

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On the Market Cox home 711 Mosby Circle December 2013 exterior
This Italianate dwelling on Mosby Circle is one of five homes on the Heights Holiday Home Tour. Photo courtesy of Gary Griffin Photography
On the Market Cox home 711 Mosby Circle December 2013 swimming pool
The current owners of the Mosby Circle home added a deck and swimming pool on their large lot.  Photo courtesy of Gary Griffin Photography
On the Market Cox home 711 Mosby Circle December 2013 interior
The living room of the  Mosby Circle home reveals a refined contemporary feel. Photo courtesy of Gary Griffin Photography
On the Market Cavanaugh home 1028 Arlington December 2013 exterior
The Heights Holiday Home Tour opens the doors to this Victorian beauty. Photo courtesy of Gary Griffin Photography
On the Market Cavanaugh home 1028 Arlington December 2013 interior
The Victorian style home has been completely updated. Photo courtesy of Gary Griffin Photography
On the Market Riaro Gomez home 418 W. 8th Street December 2013 exterior
The contemporary loft style residence presents an alternative view of Heights homesteads. Photo courtesy of Gary Griffin Photography
On the Market Riaro Gomez home 418 W. 8th Street December 2013 interior
The dwelling is all about modern-day living. Photo courtesy of Gary Griffin Photography
On the Market Chase home 625 Cortlandt December 2013 exterior
This bungalow on 625 Cortlandt, built in the early 1900s,  will be part of the tour. Photo courtesy of Gary Griffin Photography
On the Market Chase home 625 Cortlandt December 2013 interior
An interior view of the Cortlandt home reveals a lively mix of design features. Photo courtesy of Gary Griffin Photography
On the Market Wilson home 716 W. 15th St. December 2013 exterior
The Wilson home is typical of Heights early bungalow architecture. Photo courtesy of Gary Griffin Photography
On the Market Cox home 711 Mosby Circle December 2013 exterior
On the Market Cox home 711 Mosby Circle December 2013 swimming pool
On the Market Cox home 711 Mosby Circle December 2013 interior
On the Market Cavanaugh home 1028 Arlington December 2013 exterior
On the Market Cavanaugh home 1028 Arlington December 2013 interior
On the Market Riaro Gomez home 418 W. 8th Street December 2013 exterior
On the Market Riaro Gomez home 418 W. 8th Street December 2013 interior
On the Market Chase home 625 Cortlandt December 2013 exterior
On the Market Chase home 625 Cortlandt December 2013 interior
On the Market Wilson home 716 W. 15th St. December 2013 exterior
Houston Heights City Hall and Fire Station
Get Directions - 107 W. 12th St. Houston

No holiday party invitations for this weekend? Mope not. The Houston Heights Association is rolling out the welcome mat Friday night and Saturday afternoon into the evening with the annual Heights Holiday Home Tour with all of its yummy trimmings.

Fives houses, reflecting the theme, "In the New Old Fashioned Way," will be decorated to the hilt and filled with the sounds of Christmas music from carolers and musicians. 

The party action begins at tour headquarters — Heights City Hall and Fire Station at 12th and Yale streets — where the Holiday Craft Market will present answers to your shopping woes, live music will keep you energized and offerings from food trucks will keep your tummy full. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased here or $25 on the days of the tour, available at city hall and a number of area shops. Proceeds benefit the Houston Heights Association.

The tour homes represent the broad variety of dwellings in the neighborhood — a 1920s bungalow blending its original character with contemporary style, an expansive 1994 Italianate two-story home completely renovated, a contemporary loft-style home that belies the area's genteel heritage, a 1919 bungalow remodeled for 21st century living and a quaint cottage given new life by its current owners.

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