Villa de Luxe, a historic Houston estate, will be transformed into a stunning design showhouse from February 1 until February 17, 2013. The house, designed by William Ward Watkin, was built for hardware magnate F.A. Heitmann in 1924. The house stands on two acres in historic Shadyside, a private place neighborhood adjacent to Rice University.

We are absolutely thrilled to finally start watching our Luxe Showhouse “Writer’s Cottage” come together. After weeks of preparation, planning, and purchasing we can finally take a step back and watch all the hard work pay off.

We encourage you to buy a ticket and come check out our room! There is a guarantee the house will be filled with absolutely stunning rooms, created by very talented designers.

$30 at the door
$25 in advance
$20 for groups of 20 or more

You will soon be able to purchase individual advance tickets online; watch this page for more information. For group sales, call (713) 510-3990 or e-mail Preservation Houston. (See information on group sales below.)

Showhouse dates
February 1 through February 17, 2013

Showhouse hours
Saturdays, February 2, 9 and 16: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sundays, February 3, 10 and 17: noon to 4 p.m.
Thursdays, February 7 and 14: for scheduled events

Author is a story-teller at heart. Her unique perspective and tailored design process empower her to create singular interiors for clients all over the world.

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