333 East Summit Avenue
This 1929 one-story mixed – Tudor structure is one of the oldest houses in the Gray Gables section east of McCullough Avenue. Extensively “modernized” over the years, the new owner in 2007 returned the home to its original look by removing layers of paint on the limestone. The interior was remodeled to display her collections of books and postcards, tiles and ironwork, glass and Mexican Art, examples of which are seen throughout the home. She is the author of Colors on Clay: The San Jose Tile Workshops of San Antonio and Timeless Mexico: The Photographs of Hugo Brehme.
Historical significance aside, the home recently won a SAWS award for its Watersaver Landscape. Drought-resistant gardens have replaced thirsty carpet grass. In light of the current drought, a tour of the grounds is very timely. SAWS and landscaping representatives will be on hand to field questions on this topical issue.
- Year Built: 1929
- Home Style: Tudor Revival