Harmony: Blending Past & Present at Houston Heights Association Spring Home & Garden Tour

Published 03/07/2016


HOUSTON – The dates have been set and the homes selected for the annual Houston Heights Association Spring Home & Garden Tour.

April 1 Candlelight Dinner & Auction to kick off weekend-long event

Kicking off with its Candlelight Dinner & Auction on April 1, the weekend-long home and garden tour, Harmony: Blending Past & Present, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, showcasing six renovated historic and recently constructed Houston Heights homes.

Candlelight Dinner & Auction

The Candlelight Dinner & Auction will be held on Friday, April 1 at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street in the Houston Arts District. In consideration of the Home Tour theme, Harmony: Blending Past & Present, we are asking guests to step back into the past with us to the days of black and white. But as it is April Fool's Day, be prepared for some surprises along the way.

Individual tickets for the Candlelight Dinner & Auction are $150. Reserved tables for 10 are available for $1,500 and reserved tables of 12 are available for $1,800. Visit houstonheights.org to purchase tickets or email candlelightdinner@houstonheights.org for more information.

Spring Home & Garden Tour

Scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, the tour will include homes displaying a diverse mix of architectural styles and inviting gardens. The theme of this year’s tour is Harmony: Blending Past & Present, and the homes selected for the tour emphasize the success of homeowners in the area creating a unique harmony in today’s homes in the Heights.

The Homes

• The Ryan Home – 2032 Cortlandt – Originally purchased as an investment property, the owners fell in love with the house and the neighborhood and decided to make both their own.

• The Alexandre/Clarry Home – 2200 Harvard – An entertainer’s dream, this home features a meditation room as well as a secret bedroom entryway, natural stage and show-stopping interior design.

• The Mehta Home – 726 E. 7-1/2 St. – This new Craftsman-style home was constructed with re-sourced materials whenever possible, providing an environmentally sustainable, spacious home for its owners.

• The Scheffler Home – 1127 Arlington – Inspired by other Houston Heights homes, this newly built farmhouse-style home was a labor of love for its owners, who continue to find joy in tending to their gardens.

• The Truxillo Home – 1802 Harvard – A veteran of the tour, this 1893 Queen Anne Stick Victorian home is the epitome of blending past and present with its continual preservation efforts and beautiful garden.

• The Smith Home – 1511 Tulane – Built in 1910, this modest Asian bungalow was purchased in 2014 by the Smiths, who updated the interior and decorated in the Balinese style to provide a cozy home for them and their infant son.

Home Tour Tickets

Advance tickets are $20 and will be available online beginning March 8 at houstonheights.org. In addition, at a date to be determined, tickets will be available from Houston Heights retailers 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. – visit the association’s website for more information. 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.

For more event information e-mail springtour@houstonheights.org. If you would like to volunteer to work during the tour please email volunteer@houstonheights.org.

Houston Heights, known for its shady tree-lined boulevard, historic structures, art galleries, antique and vintage clothing shops, eclectic boutiques and coffee shops, is also home to numerous world-class restaurants. It is the perfect place to spend the day, take a stroll and enjoy the shopping and local cuisine.


Photo courtesy of Houston Heights Association:

The Alexandre/Clarry home at 2200 Harvard is just one of the homes featuring surprise design elements on this year’s Houston Heights Association Spring Home & Garden Tour.