921 Heights Boulevard is one of three historic Victorian homes on the boulevard. (All photos courtesy of TK Images)
Wooden porches, windows and doors share the original charm of 919 Oxford.
747 Beverly is the newest home on the tour, but it still pays homage to the past.
505 E. 23rd is full of family heirlooms and original Texas art.
419 W. 23rd is a true symbol of The Heights.
This holiday, come and make yourself at home in The Heights. The Holiday Home Tour is lighting up the Christmas season this Friday and Saturday with a lineup of unique houses, where pristine decorations abound.
The Houston Heights Association puts this self-guided tour on annually, selecting homes that positively stand out — and represent the historic neighborhood, each in their own way. It’s holiday spirit meets the spirit of The Heights. They span across eras, with the oldest house built in 1925 and the newest in 2005.
This year’s theme is “When all through the house,” celebrating nostalgia. Here is a rundown of this year’s delightfully decked-out domiciles you can view this Friday, November 30 from 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, December 1 from 3 pm to 9 pm.
921 Heights Boulevard
This stunner is one of just three Victorian homes lining the boulevard. Linda and Neal Cannon own this example of early 1900s architecture, which underwent an extensive revamp in 2007 after they purchased it. This weekend, get ready to see a literal ghost of Christmas past — a specter named Emily who calls this Victorian her haunt.
919 Oxford Street
Extensive renovations have brought contemporary convenience to this Queen Anne Victorian Cottage — while preserving all the charm and history of the original home. Owners Sharon and Britt Dearman carried the look of the original home through with the wooden porches, windows and doors.
They chose a mix of old and new, brights and neutrals with their “eclectic transitional” style.
747 Beverly Street
This is the newest home, built as recently as 2005. But it’s characteristic of the past, courtesy of its enthusiastic preservationist owners, Marie Louise Crozat and David Honneycutt. The couple incorporated fascinating historic elements — a front door from the local Adkins Architectural Antiques and a set of two early 1900s stained glass art panels from a Byzantine Catholic church.
505 E. 23rd Street
Built in 1997, this lovely house was the very first new construction north of 20th Street. Owners Ken Yancey and Robert Aramyo have turned the Farmhouse Craftsman-style homestead into a cozy collection replete with family heirlooms dating back to the 1800s and original Texas art.
419 W. 23rd Street
This 1925 bungalow got some tender love and care with its 2013 updates by owners Terri and Wes Flandt. It’s a true Heights symbol, with vintage lights, 12-foot ceilings, several porches and distinctive stained glass in the master bath and living room.