The Truxillo Victorian in the Heights Is All Dressed up for Xmas


Expensive Cindy Lou, if you’re still looking for Xmas, you can find it at the corner of Harvard and 18th streets in the Heights. The 1892 Truxillo Residence is decked from entrance porch to turret, courtesy of new homeowners Jan and Tyson Greer. 

The few and their two sons moved in about 11 months back and have used the greater component of the earlier two yrs restoring and renovating the piece of Houston record with the enable of Greymark Construction. The castle-like abode was designed by the initial developers of the Heights and is a single of only two remaining George Barber properties in the community. It offers 13-foot ceilings, gorgeous hardwoods, a looking through tower, English gardens, stained glass, and charming nooks and crannies, which Greer files on an Instagram account for the property, @victorianintheheights.  

Bart Truxillo, a famous preservationist in the town who promoted the security of the Heights extended ahead of it was great, occupied the 5-mattress, five-bathtub estate from the early ’70s until eventually he died in 2018. Its existing occupants share a related neighborhood-mindedness—with a bit of a vacation lean.

“My assert to fame is that I ran Lights in the Heights in the Woodland Heights for three many years,” Jan Greer claims. “I liked it. My partner was civic affiliation president in the Woodland Heights for a 12 months. And you are unable to do possibly of all those two pursuits and not adorn your residence. Like you, you will be shamed.” 

“We preferred to bring that with us,” she carries on.

Greer told us that they did about 90 % of the Christmas decorating themselves around the training course of the previous 4 months. (They employed a crew to cling lights on the towering rooftops.) And that they started out before than ever right before.

“Everybody desired everything to transfer previous this time of our life,” she suggests. “And so, like tons of individuals who have beforehand scorned commencing in advance of Thanksgiving, which include myself, we started off a week or so before.” 

But today with a glowing pink tower, a verdant eco-friendly garland, and a huge gleaming Christmas tree properly put in the photo window, Greer states they’re lastly done—just in time for Christmas.