2018 Woodland Heights Home Tour

Fresh Traditions - plus 3 bonus - “Teardown Turnarounds”

Woodland Heights will once again welcome visitors into some of its most charming historic homes during its “Fresh Traditions” biannual home tour March 24-25, from noon to 6 p.m. This year, tour goers can view a total of eight original homes ranging in size and style. The expanded list showcases three “teardown turnaround” homes once considered unsalvageable. Saved from the wrecking ball, these houses are testament to how a homeowner’s vision and commitment, combined with creative architects and experienced contractors, can rescue even the most neglected house and turn it into a showplace.

Get a sneak peek! The annual preview party is set for Friday, March 23. Partygoers can skip the lines and enjoy wine and cheese at the featured homes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by the party at Janeen Cook’s original William Wilson home, 530 Byrne, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 and include homes (entry good all weekend) and party featuring libations, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing and more. Stay tuned for more exciting details!

Home Tour Preview: New this year is a Friday night preview home tour-only ticket for $50. This allows you to tour and enjoy wine and cheese at each of the eight homes, but doesn’t include the party. Great for busy schedules!

Note that while homeowners may be present at some of the homes, the Friday night preview is designed for viewing at your own pace without docents on hand to share insights as you go.

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 starting March 23. Purchase online or at a variety of local area merchants starting March 1.


bespoke by GJCD
238 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008  

August Antiques
803 1/2 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

Buchanan’s Native  Plants
611 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77008

Boulevard Realty
833 Studewood

C and D Hardware  
314 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77008

Dacapo’s Pastry Cafe
1141 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77009

Eclectic Home  
345 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

Davis Hardware
1028 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77008

Joshua’s Native Plants & Garden
502 W. 18th

325 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

Kaboom Books  
3116 Houston Avenue, Houston, TX 77009

Thanks to our Sponsors!
Our wonderful neighborhood businesses help make the tour possible. Please reward these firms with your business and let them know you appreciate their support!

Morningside Architects

Door Hanger
Lucas Craftsmanship, Inc.

Sara Black Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Anderson Properties
Kay Harden, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors
Grogan Building Supply Co. and JELD-WEN Windows & Doors (2 homes)
Lucas Craftsmanship, Inc.
Yvonne Meyer, Karen Stowers, Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, and Renovative Thinking
Melissa Kubala, Boulevard Realty, and The Modern Bungalow Co.
Mary Wassef, Circa Real Estate LLC & FW Heritage, LLC

Boulevard Realty

Ticket Booth
Elizabeth Smith, The Mortgage Group

Greenwood King Properties, Brigette Larson & Caroline Schlemmer
Bodensteiner Service Inc.
Four Square Design Studio
Hirsch & Westheimer PC
Master Car Care & Collison
Nick’s Plumbing & Sewer Service Inc.
Linda Hulsey & Steve Ciapi, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors

Athas Florist
Darlene’s Flower and Gift Shop
Gaye Jackson’s Flowers in the Heights
J.A. Polito III and Scherry Lindley
Kroger on Studemont
Nuvo Builders
Picked Flower Co.

Friends of Woodland Heights
Jane & Steve Ista
Nuvo Builders

Crowley Signs & Graphics
LP Printing

‘Bob the Builder’ Preview Party
Special thanks to Janeen Cook

General Contractors
Mary & Nelson Curl
Montalbano Lumber

The Contemporary Craftsman
Gina Lesch
McIntyre + Robinowitz Architects PLLC
Semmler Pollard Properties

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Deborah Markey
Ista Construction
Hogg Middle School, Kati Ozanic’s class

Alexander Valley, Arnold Gilberg
Alice Blue
Andy's Home Café
B B's
Becker Vineyards
Roland Chavez
DaCapo’s Pastry Café
Fusion Taco
Ginger & Fork
Good Dog
Hughie's Heights
Kroger on Studemont
Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Los Pinos Wines
French’s Gourmet Bakery
Pinkerton’s BBQ
Red Dive Dessert
Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant, Heights
Peggy Sparks, Realtor, Semmler Pollard Properties
Sprouts Farmers Market
Town in City Brewing

Door Prize
Emily Trout & Mark Ellenberger, Kagan Cellars

Berryhill Baja Grill
Bojangles Music School
Buchanan's Native Plants
C&D Hardware
Citizen Pilates
Eclectic Home
Gridiron Cookers
Joshua's Native Plants & Garden
Lin Chong
Mila Nelson, Satori Salon
Natran, LLC
Polish Parker and Roe
Richard Hall
Tacos a Go-Go

Questions? Please contact:



Preview Party:


Pat Schaper, 713.320.3252, patriciaschaper@yahoo.com

Louise Moss, 713.703.1412, limoss@comcast.net

Kim Lytle, 832.372.5582, klyt68@sbcglobal.net

Margot Dimond, 713.825.0006, margot@doubledimondpr.com
Megan Mastal, 713.884.5432, mmastal@insightspr.com