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Preservation Houston - Transforming 1924 mansion into a Showhouse

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Preservation Houston is proud to announce a very special February event.

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 at #1 Longfellow 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.

The landscape architect is McDugald-Steele; The interiors are being handled by a top-tier group of Houstons Interior Design community - Peggy Hull–reception hall; Sandy Lucas & Sarah Eilers—dining room; breakfast room—John Robinson; kitchen and butler’s pantry—Julie Koch; back entry and porch—Diana Walker; front porch and pool area—Connie LeFevre; conservatory—Audrey Drought; and basement—Darla Bankston. Also, library—Marjorie Slovack; master bedroom and bathroom—Donna Vining; nursery and bathroom (bedroom 1) –Marlys Tokerud; front bedroom (2) and bath—Donna Jarnigan; bedroom 3 with balcony—Lynne Jones; bedroom 4—Lisa Roth and third floor—Sharon Staley. Jane-Page is designing the living room and Bill Stubbs is handling the solarium which has the most incredible windows.


$30 at the door

$25 in advance

$20 for groups of 20 or more

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

Pop-up café

Jackson and Company will provide box lunches for purchase on Saturdays and Sundays and for all scheduled events.

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