YPs Dig an Old House

Just before massive renovation, historic Courtlandt Place home opens for special visitors

Before renovation, historic Courtlandt Place home opens to visitors

Pier and Beam, #9 Coutland Place, 8/16, Vinh Phan, Dennis Merlin, Jacob Sudhoff, Jerry Hooker
Vinh Phan, Dennis Merlin, Jacob Sudhoff, Jerry Hooker. Courtesy photo
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The first Courtland Place home is ready for its makeover. Courtesy photo
Pier and Beam, #9 Coutland Place, 8/16, Kristen Frede, Cody Boyd, Charlie Dixon, Natasha Helm
Kristen Frede, Cody Boyd, Charlie Dickson, Natasha Helm. Courtesy photo
Pier and Beam, #9 Coutland Place, 8/16, Luke Degelia, Krystal Gurule
Luke Degelia, Krystal Gurule. Courtesy photo
Pier and Beam, #9 Coutland Place, 8/16, Sarah Brejot, Tim Neuhaus, Becky Neuhaus, Sells Neuhaus
Sarah Brejot, Tim Neuhaus, Becky Neuhaus, Sells Neuhaus. Courtesy photo
Pier and Beam, #9 Coutland Place, 8/16, Michael Hocter, Michael Hein
Michael Hoctor, Michael Hein. Courtesy photo
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The Courtland Place home's carriage house and stables. Courtesy photo
Pier and Beam, #9 Coutland Place, 8/16, Vinh Phan, Dennis Merlin, Jacob Sudhoff, Jerry Hooker
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Pier and Beam, #9 Coutland Place, 8/16, Kristen Frede, Cody Boyd, Charlie Dixon, Natasha Helm
Pier and Beam, #9 Coutland Place, 8/16, Luke Degelia, Krystal Gurule
Pier and Beam, #9 Coutland Place, 8/16, Sarah Brejot, Tim Neuhaus, Becky Neuhaus, Sells Neuhaus
Pier and Beam, #9 Coutland Place, 8/16, Michael Hocter, Michael Hein
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It was a special treat for members of Pier & Beam, the young professional arm of Preservation Houston, when the doors opened to the first home built in Courtlandt Place, the historic turn-of-the-century enclave in the heart of Montrose.

Owners Jerry Hooker, principal of architectural, interiors and landscape firm Mirador Group, and Jacob Sudhoff, president of Sudhoff Companies, invited the architecturally-attuned group to join Courtlandt Place neighbors and friends for a look-see at the historic home, circa 1909, just before extensive renovations begin.

Designed by noted Fort Worth architects Sanguinet & Staats and built for the family of banker and businessman Charley Neuhaus, the 6,400 square foot dwelling is almost entirely in its original state, offering visitors a unique look at one of the mansions that inhabit the elegant gated community.

Hooker shared with the gathering the couple's extensive $3 million restoration and renovations plans, winning approval from interested parties.

Among them were Courtlandt Place neighbors Michael Hoctor and Michael Hein, plus Patrick Hall, Julia Retta, Telina Armstrong, Brock Wagner, and members of the Neuhaus family including Sarah Brejot, Tim Neuhaus, Becky Neuhaus, and Sells Neuhaus.

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