Heights Living: Shady Business

Street in the Woodland Heights, Houston. 

It's summer in Houston and as the temperature reaches a toasty 84 degrees by 9:00am, walking my dog with a three month old baby in tow has become a race against the sun. Fortunately my neighborhood in The Heights gives me many opportunities for a shady stroll. 

The Esplanade. Woodland Heights, Houston. 
Woodland Heights, Houston. 

At the moment, my favorite pocket of the Heights is the "Woodland Heights". Older and with bigger houses than my own Norhill Heights, the Woodland Heights offers the shade of centenary Oaks and architectural variety. 

Prairie style bungalow

Craftsman Bungalow

Shingle style cottage

The branches of the oaks form an almost continuous canopy above our heads, and as we walk under its shade we encounter not only the Craftsman Bungalows that our neighborhood is famous for, but also Victorian grand ladies and gingerbread houses. 

Arts and Crafts Bungalow

Arts and Crafts Bungalow 

Queen Anne Victorian

Gingerbread Victorian

Alex, Lilly, and I now pause under a rambling oak and in the merciful shade I start to feel "street envy". There's a bungalow for sale on Woodland Ave, tempting...

Craftsman Bungalow 

All images by Nadia Palacios Lauterbach


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