About Eastwood


Eastwood is home to Houston's largest intact collection of Craftsman, Arts & Crafts, Foursquare and Mission architecture. Known for it's enchanting, large oak trees that line every block, the homes built in Eastwood were all custom homes reflecting the early 20th century fondness for these architectural styles.

The homes in Eastwood share many unique architectural elements. The living and dining rooms often feature hardwood oak floors in the living and dining rooms that have an inlaid double-line cherry wood border with Craftsman knots in every corner. The remaining rooms feature southern longleaf pine floors, which today are considered one of the rarest and most beautiful hardwood floors.

As one of Houston's first master-planned subdivisions (along with Montrose and the Heights), development was planned with paved streets, cement curbs and sidewalks, city water, gas, electricity, telephones and sanitary sewerage. The lots were terraced to promote natural drainage and the streets were lined with oak trees, which now adds to the mystical atmosphere of the neighborhood.

Eastwood was designed and developed in 1913 by William A. Wilson, who also developed Eastwood's sister neighborhood, Woodland Heights.

The first residents were young entrepreneurs in the city: business owners and management. The first lots went on sale in June 1912 and Eastwood was officially opened in September 1913.

  • View the walking tour guide to learn about the history of some of these spectacular homes.
  • For more information about the Eastwood neighborhood in Houston, TX, visit Eastwood, Houston - Wikipedia. I have been a major contributor to this article and have added an extensive list of references to it.
  • ISSUU - Eastwood Today by Bellie Mercer is a collection of photographs published 6 years ago. The area has continued to undergo an intense revitalization as young professionals and empty nesters renovate the houses.