Houston Heights Association Spring Home & Garden Tour
The 2018 Houston Heights Association Spring Home & Garden Tour will feature five residences ranging from historic to newly built that will be open to tour-goers.
The Candlelight Dinner & Auction kicks off the event on Friday, April 6. The annual fundraiser, themed “Boots, Bling & Bingo!” will be held at the SPJST Lodge 88 and provide those in attendance an opportunity to visit the homes on the tour in advance. Catered by Presidio, a fusion restaurant inspired by Northern California cuisine, the dinner and auction also will feature a wine tasting, local cheeses, and live music.
- The Scott Home, 1036 Cortlandt St. – The Scotts purchased this Queen Anne Bungalow in 2016 and began renovations. This 1920s home had many uses for the past owners, including serving as a milk truck filling station in the 50s. The home features hand-cut original glass in the front part of the house with the original front porch fully restored.
- The Hendrix Home, 1330 Heights Blvd. – One home, two addresses! This home was originally built in 1907 with the address of 1319 Heights Blvd. and sat next door to the Heights Funeral Home. In 1990, this 2,156-square-foot home was saved from a tear down and moved across the street to 1330 Heights Blvd.
- The Schroder/Hanks Home, 1845 Harvard St. – This Mission Revival Home was built at 1,500 square feet in 1914, and has been expanded to over 4,000 square feet. Dr. Steven Schroder and Mrs. Elizabeth Hanks, both from Missouri City, purchased the home in 2015. Looking for a walkable historic neighborhood for their growing family, the Houston Heights was a perfect match for the couple who fell in love with their home’s historic doors and windows as much of the original architectural detail was retained.
- The Brown Home, 701 E 8 ½ St. – This home was built in 2017 by the Browns, who own L&B Limited Co., a custom home builder in the Heights. The two-story farmhouse contains many beautiful features, including 100-year-old-plus reclaimed ceiling beams, reclaimed wood floors, extensive millwork throughout and large front and side porches. The artwork displayed in the home is supplied by local artist Kellie Morley. This home was strategically designed for this active and growing family.
- The Simmons/Berra Home, 523 E 23rd St. – On a corner in beautiful Sunset Heights, this brick and siding southern home was designed around century-old oak trees. Completed in 2016, this home provides this English/Italian family with everything they need to raise their children and entertain friends. They love the Heights and have settled into the relaxed atmosphere that only this part of Houston offers.
Accommodations will be made for those who wish to ride their bicycles from home to home. Bicycle racks will be available at each home, and a “bicycle valet” will be on hand to assist with parking and securing bikes while the home is being toured.
Tickets purchased on the days of the tour are $25 and will be available at the Houston Heights Fire Station at 107 W. 12th St. (at the corner of Yale) and all the pre-sale ticket locations. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the individual homes. Shuttle buses will be available at the Fire Station to take tour-goers to the homes.