The Houston Heights Association’s Holiday Home Tour, “I’ll be Home for the Holidays,” will take place on Friday, Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, 3-9 p.m.
From the oldest home, built in 1919, to the newest built in 1994, these homes all share a common goal of combining modern living with the diverse, eclectic lifestyle for which the Houston Heights is known. All dressed up for the holidays, the homes are sure to provide a nostalgic look of Christmas.
THE HOMES ON THE TOUR:
Sartor Home – 2222 Cortlandt. Most recently purchased in 2010, the circa-1940 home has gone through a complete, down-to-the-studs renovation and expansion. Owners Daniel and Kathryn Hodge Sartor describe their home as a modern, midcentury, eclectic-style bungalow.
Klaybor Home – 1615 Cortlandt. Michael and Gayle Klaybor put their mark on the kitchen and baths of this many-times-over lovingly renovated 95-year-old home, which features a beautiful stained-glass window over the master bath and an 18th century fountain from a Japanese Shinto Temple in the backyard.
Silkwood and Milnarich Home – 706 Mosby Circle. In keeping with the Italianate-style of homes on this reclaimed residential cul-de-sac, Chris Silkwood and Gary Milnarich contracted with Sterling Victorian Homes to build 706 Mosby Circle in 1994 on a 14,000-square-foot lot.
Whitfield Home – 915 Heights Blvd. Newlyweds Colby and Heather Whitfield purchased this circa-1919 Queen Anne-style bungalow in 2009 and fully renovated and right-sized the home for a modern family in 2014. Taking great care to match original features both inside and out resulted in the Whitfield Home’s nomination for an HHA Community Improvement Award.
The historic Houston Heights Fire Station, located at 107 W. 12th Street at Yale has been once again been designated Home Tour Headquarters, where visitors can board shuttle buses to the tour homes. Parking will be available nearby.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. Advance tickets may be purchased online closer to the event at houstonheights.org, or at select Houston Heights partner vendor locations: Buchanan’s Native Plants; Jubilee; and Another Place in Time. Day-of-the-tour tickets may be purchased at the Fire Station at 12th and Yale.
The Houston Heights Holiday Home Tour has become a favorite seasonal destination, where visitors can also enjoy getting in some holiday shopping in the antiques and vintage clothing shops, art galleries and eclectic boutiques. There are coffee shops for a relaxing break, and fine dining at world-class restaurants in the area.
Dec 04, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM