Welcome to Shade House Development!

At Shade House we work with families to design and build architectural grade homes built around their needs and desires. Family owned, we have been building homes in the Houston area for 20 years. We have simplified the process so that you don’t have to work with an architect, builder, and landscape designer. By folding all of these disciplines into one service – not only do you benefit from greater efficiency saving you time and money but this multidisciplinary approach allows for the design intent to be expressed throughout every detail of your home and property. Because we are designers and builders, your budget is never left out of the process. Thus insuring that your time and money is not wasted on developing plans never to be built. We have a very straightforward, transparent yet casual approach that allows our clients to feel at ease getting their arms around what could otherwise be a very stressful process. Meet us for a cup of coffee and let your dream begin.


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Below is some general information about Montrose:

Montrose is a primarily residential neighborhood located in the Neartown area of Houston, Texas, USA. Established in 1911, the neighborhood is a demographically diverse area with renovated mansions, bungalows with wide porches, and cottages located along tree-lined boulevards. Montrose is one of the more pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods in Houston and is a major cultural hub. Montrose has been called the “Heart of Houston,” the “strangest neighborhood east of the Pecos,” and was named one of the “ten great neighborhoods in America” in 2009.

The area of what is Montrose today was originally envisioned as a planned community and streetcar suburb dating back to the early 20th century before the development of River Oaks. Developer J. W. Link and his Houston Land Corporation envisioned a “great residential addition” according to the neighborhood’s original sales brochure. Link’s planning details for the area included four wide boulevards with the best curbing and extensive landscaping. Link built his own home in Montrose, known as the Link-Lee Mansion, which is now part of the University of St. Thomas campus. A streetcar, the Montrose Line, ran through the neighborhood. Link wrote: “Houston has to grow. Montrose is going to lead the procession.” It did, and the procession eventually continued far beyond the neighborhood. Montrose was first platted in 1911. Since the 1990s, Montrose has become increasingly gentrified with a trend towards remodeled and new homes, higher rents, upmarket boutiques and restaurants.

Montrose is within Houston City Council District C. Because of the inclusion of Montrose, the Houston Heights, and the Rice University area, District C is nicknamed “hipstrict” referring to its progressive and urban ethic. Previously Montrose was wholly within City Council District D. In the early 1990s, Montrose was moved from District C to district D to avoid putting too many minorities in a single city council district. While Montrose was in District D, it was not able to have its own residents elected to city council. Instead the district was forced to try to influence electoral contests involving candidates from other neighborhoods. As 2011 city council redistricting approached, some members of Houston’s gay community and some Houston area bloggers proposed returning Montrose to District C. Around 2011 an earlier plan would have combined the Heights and Montrose under a district called District J.

Montrose hosts a number of communities including artists, musicians, and LGBTs, and has thrift, vintage, and second-hand shopping stores, gay bars, and restaurants. On Montrose Boulevard and Westheimer Road, there are a few original homes remainingÑa majority have been converted to businesses and/or restaurants since 1936. Many examples of Houston’s historic residential architecture can be found in the tree-lined streets off Montrose and Westheimer where many century-old bungalows and mansions can be found.

The Houston Greek Festival is held near the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The festival is usually on the first week of October and has been held for over four decades. The Montrose Crawl is a pub crawl that takes place along Westheimer Road in Montrose on the last Saturday in October. A portion of all beverage sales made during the crawl are donated to charity. The Montrose Remembrance Garden, a memorial to victims of violent crimes, was established in 2011 at the intersection of California and Grant streets. Ervan Chew Park is a neighborhood park that allows dogs off-leash in a designated area.

Source: Montrose on Wikipedia