Walking up the path to the looming old house, it looks to be where yard sculptures are spawned—right out of the ground. Such a place of curiosities deserves to be explored at your leisure and with a keen eye. For more than 40 years in Houston’s Midtown, the curators of Adkins Architectural Antiques & Treasures have been finding “architectural artifacts.”
The result is an enormous collection of Houston décor history: a veritable museum of antique treasures that you can buy to truly put your own unique flourish on your home or to reinstate some of the grandeur of times gone by.
Built in 1912, the house creaks with good-natured remonstrance, as if to say, “Take it slow! Appreciate this!” Even the clutter seems to have developed its own elegant charm and every room greets you with the smell of old books and treasure.
Just walking through the house you can find history on every surface and in every jar, tray, drawer or bucket. If there were any time to wish the employment of cliché were literal, “if these walls could talk” certainly applies. But you don’t have to be a decorator to hear what beautiful things it has to say about Houston’s craftsmanship and taste. It’s all here: it’s been here… and will be here in the many years to come!