Calling it “perhaps the most elegant and beloved in the entire neighborhood,” some saddened neighbors send in a deathbed photo shoot featuring the former Southgate home of retired Rice University architecture professor Elinor Evans. Evans sold the home at 2202 Addison in January.
Lovett Homes plans to build a new house on the property. (HCAD lists the new owner as “5177 Builders Ltd.”) In June, the Planning Commission granted a variance allowing the new garage to maintain the existing 10-ft. setback along Montclair Dr. — in order to preserve a large live oak tree in the back yard. In applying for the variance, Lovett promised to maintain the existing home’s footprint.
After the jump: highlights from the photo shoot, plus a link to the riveting, tree-saving Planning Commission hearing video!
The tree will survive!
- Platting Activity – Sections E, F, H, I & J (video; Item 103, beginning 2:20 in) [HTV]
- 2202 Addison [Flickr]
- Daily Demolition Report: Orville Crash [Swamplot]
Photos: Flickr users 7 and 7 is