The Rice Design Alliance is sponsoring Swamplot today, in honor of the 41st annual RDA architecture tour. Thanks for the support!
Two of the houses and gardens of the 6 in this year’s home tour are featured in the video preview above. The tour, called “Nourish,” takes visitors through 6 Houston homes that have edible gardens. It takes place on Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10, from 1 pm to 6 pm.
The house at 2709 Albans, designed by English + Associates Architects, is a remodel of a 1941 suburban house that turned it into a Craftsman-like cottage. In the back, a 1,000-gallon cistern collects rainwater and is used to irrigate the edibles on the property — which include eggplant, chard, kale, peppers, and Calamondin oranges.
And the house at 1514 Banks, designed by Lantz Full Circle, is also known as The (Almost) All-American Home, which Mimi Swartz wrote about in The New York Times in 2012. In addition to a street-side garden of drought-tolerant succulents, the house has an edible garden in raised beds with tomatoes, hibiscus, and other cocktail-friendly herbs.
You can buy tickets to the tour here.
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