Historic Colonial Revival Home Will Be Part of AIA Houston Home Tour 2019
Photos Credit: Divya Pande
Every year, AIA (American Institute of Architects) Houston puts on The Home Tour showcasing the finest residential architecture in the Houston area, as designed by licensed architects. Open to the public, the nonprofit fundraiser supports various AIA Houston initiatives throughout the year. Houses are chosen to illustrate a variety of design styles demonstrating that excellence in design isn’t limited by size or dollars. Each year, the event attracts over 3000 people.
One of the exquisite dwellings being featured on this year’s tour is #6 Courtlandt Place. This gorgeous 1909 Colonial Revival home, a designated landmark, is serenely nestled in the Courtlandt Place Historic District. For years before purchasing the graceful home, the current owners dreamed of acquiring it and restoring it to its intended grandeur. Using the services of an architect, they have done an excellent job preserving the structure’s original details. Any new materials used, such as mahogany, old-growth cypress, and cedar-shake shingles were selected to match.
European in feel, the home’s contemporary furnishings and finishes make it warm and welcoming. Due to its spaciousness, the division of rooms gives it an intimate and homey feel. Stepping over the threshold of this 110-year-old structure, one is immediately drawn to its beauty, charm, and relaxed elegance all wrapped in manicured grounds.
Unexpected features like a guest house with a European-style “on/off” kitchen; fully integrated technology that controls music, video, lighting, security, and HVAC systems; a proliferation of imported Italian marble; a Villa d'Este-inspired fountain; a pool; and a spa make it all the more attractive to visit. There is even a simple dog door to lead man’s best friend to the designated dog run at the property’s exterior.
Tour participants can choose to tour a single home or all the unique homes participating.
Tour dates and times: Saturday, October 19, 2019 and Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
For more information, please visit: www.aiahoustonhometour.org