Houston Heights Association's largest annual fundraising event, the Spring Home & Garden Tour, showcases a variety of traditional and contemporary homes. Houston Heights, known for its shady tree-lined boulevards, historic structures, art galleries, antique and vintage clothing shops, eclectic boutiques and coffee shops, is also home to numerous world-class restaurants. But you already knew that — so we hope.
The three-day event kicks off with the 20th Annual Candlelight Dinner and Auction on April 4. Guests will be offered an exclusive tour of the homes from 5 to 7 p.m. before they are opened to the public, followed by the Candlelight Dinner and Auction from 7 to 11 p.m. at Silver Street Studios. Massoud Catering will prepare appetizers and dinner. The silent auction will feature contemporary artwork as well as items for families and pets, food, entertainment, getaways, health, beauty, home, garden and more.
Also part of the evening, a live auction will contain special items, including an original painting created by Heights resident and famed Houston artist John Pavlicek.
The tour continues on April 5 and 6 and features six homes that display a diverse mix of architectural styles and charming gardens. Homes on tour this year include:
- 401 W. 9th St. – old storefront converted into a single-family home
- 409 W. 8th St. – modernist energy-independent family home
- 718 E. 9th St. – remodeled bungalow with a great addition
- 1005 Oxford St. – vernacular cottage built in 1896
- 1448 Heights Blvd. – historic two-story home with a fabulous wrap-around porch
- 1648 Columbia St. – custom-built home that fits into the historic neighborhood