Houston Heights Association 2017 Spring Home & Garden Tour
and Candlelight Dinner & Auction
Friday, April 7
7 to 11 p.m.
Join us for the Candlelight Dinner & Auction to kick off this spectacular weekend. This event includes an exclusive preview of the Spring Home & Garden Tour homes from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Advance tickets are required and seating is limited. Guest check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. in the Houston Arts District. Tickets to the event are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, 2017
Noon to 6 p.m.
In keeping with the theme of this year’s tour, Heights Hidden Beauties, each of the homes will amaze guests with beautiful architecture, interior decor and other aspects that lay hidden behind their front doors. Be prepared for breathtaking splendor when stepping inside and experiencing each home’s hidden beauty.
The Anderson/Horeis Home at 805 Heights Blvd. – Circa 1916: After being converted from a fourplex back into a single-family home, this eclectic Craftsman home, which adorns the popular Heights Boulevard, was purchased by the current owners in 2014. A perfect blend of 21st century décor, the owners have stayed true to the home’s historic nature by keeping many of the original elements.
The Sawyer Home at 1433 Allston St. – Circa 1900: This remodeled and expanded Queen Anne Victorian home is like walking into a historic row house in England. With one-of-a-kind wallpapers, Farrow & Ball Paint colors and modern lighting, this home has the owner’s personal touch all over it. Once through the door, guests may feel they have stepped back in time to a vintage era.
The Zanone Home at 703 Harvard St. – Circa 1920: One of the original Queen Anne Revival homes of the Heights, this smaller home is anything but small when it comes to Victorian character and surprises. The current owner has made many improvements to the home since acquiring it in 2010, and his labor of love will certainly be appreciated by all who enter.
The Hammonds Home at 821 Cortlandt St. – Circa 1920: This Craftsman-style bungalow was purchased by the current owners in 2007. Retaining its stained glass, box-beam ceilings and built-in hutch, this home is a true testament to a beautiful historic restoration.
The Niemczak Home at 917 Columbia St. – Circa 2015: This custom-built home is a true testament to how much architectural charm and character can be put on one lot. Replacing a three-unit apartment building, this Acadian-inspired home contains many custom features, including a basement, commissioned art pieces from local Houston artists and an outdoor patio space that will make you want to stay outside all evening.
The Ogiers Home at 810 Ralfallen St. - Circa 2016: The newest house on the tour, this home was built by the owners on the site of a house that had been demolished due to water and smoke damage. The two story contemporary American farmhouse style home has a wide array of custom additions throughout, including an outdoor living space with vaulted stained tongue and groove ceiling and an indoor music room with a grand piano and collection of guitars.
Home Tour Tickets
Advance tickets are $20 and will be available online beginning February 27th at houstonheights.org. In addition, at a date to be determined, tickets will be available from Houston Heights retailers including Buchanan’s Native Plants at 611 E. 11th St., Joshua’s Native Plants & Garden, 502 W. 18th St. and Jubilee at 325 W. 19th St. 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 you to the homes.
Accommodations will be made for tour-goers who choose to ride their bicycles from house to house. 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.