Villa de Luxe Designer Showhouse 2013
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.
Luxe Interiors + Design is the premier media sponsor of this event, which will benefit Preservation Houston.
Event chairs are Jane-Page Crump and Bill Stubbs, ASID designers.
Saturdays, February 2, 9 and 16: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sundays, February 3, 10 and 17: noon to 4 p.m.
Tickets may be used for one entry to Villa de Luxe during the above hours. Re-entry will require an additional ticket. Tickets are non-refundable.
Please park in the North Lot at Rice University (enter via Rice Gate 20 at Rice Boulevard and Kent Street). A free shuttle service will transport you to and from the showhouse. Parking is not allowed in or around Shadyside. Cick here to view a Rice campus map.
If you are interested in attending a weekend lecture scheduled on the day of your tour, please visit villadeluxedesignershowhouse2013.org/lecture-series to view the lecture schedule.
Boxed lunches by Jackson & Co. are available in Gatsby’s Café starting at $15.
Villa de Luxe is sponsored by Martha Turner Properties & Christie’s International Real Estate.
For more information, call Preservation Houston at (713) 510-3990 or visit villadeluxedesignershowhouse2013.org.
Preservation Houston (formerly Greater Houston Preservation Alliance) promotes the preservation and appreciation of Houston's architectural and cultural historic resources through education, advocacy and committed action, thereby creating economic value, developing a stronger sense of community.
Greater Houston Preservation Alliance dba Preservation Houston. GHPA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.