Adventurous guests wanted.
Welcome to the super historic Kyriacopulous House!
Leave your car and choose your adventure across the Prospect Street bridge to downtown dining, pubs and clubs, museums, fancy old theaters, pop up galleries and a classic dive bar.
Added bonus: SECONDS to access I-10.
Beware! - Our home is not fancy and is a work in progress. We live here when guests are not staying with us and you will notice well enjoyed, furniture and our ongoing, living restoration efforts!
Welcome to The Kyriacopulous House. This house was home to the original owners, Teodoros and Antonina Kyriacopulous who lead swashbuckling lives, mentioned in several historical novels and periodicals.
Our home is 112 years old and is totally not fancy, but as you might see - it is a work in progress.
The Kyriacopulous House is one of the newer houses on Prospect Street in Sunset Heights as it features architecture from the Arts & Crafts era in contrast to the older Victorian homes that surround us.
Our home is in the Sunset Heights historic neighborhood that sits atop downtown El Paso - and there are plenty of fun things to do - all within a short walk! Check out our FREE museums or the restored historic Plaza Theatre or hang out and grab a beer at the Craft & Social. There are plenty of cafes and eateries wrapped around our community park in the middle of downtown, San Jacinto Plaza.
The porch atop the stairs leading up to the house has patio chairs and table for guests to use, located near the front door.
Upon entering our home, you will notice historic books and artifacts (such as a 110 year old telephone, 100 year old bandito sombreros, relic Colt .44s, gun belts and chaps, and artwork by famed impressionist artist Alberto Escamilla) in the house.
Some of these items are related to the original owners and their families who played key roles in national politics, Prohibition, and the Mexican Revolution. Guests are invited to carefully (and respectfully) enjoy the books, art, and museum pieces that celebrate the history this house has witnessed. As a guest recently confirmed; 'Ah yes, look but don't please don't touch.'
The front porch of the house features the main entry way guests will use to enter the house. The porch has a table and chairs making it an ideal place to relax and enjoy a drink and a book.
There are wine glasses (and wine bottle opener) and beer goblets on the dining room table available for guest use. There are a couple of growlers (64 and 32 oz) in the dining room that are also available for our guests to borrow and fill during their stay. We recommend a growler fill of Lagartos Red Ale or a local fave - the Wicked Felina IPA at the historic El Paso Brewing Company (formerly El Paso Brewing and Ice Co.)
It was in 1900 that Alfred Courchesne established the original El Paso Brewing and Ice Co. to serve thirsty cowboys, businessmen, explorers and gold seekers who were drawn to "Hell Paso" (and its infamy) for being known as the "Six Shooter Capital of the World" and the original "Sin City."
Guests are welcome to use any of our house pipes and tobaccos, in case you did not bring any. Pipe smoking is welcome on the front porch (which overlooks downtown).
Also, we encourage tobacco lovers to visit our local cigar and whiskey shoppe called Vitola's, which is a very short walk down the street. Their customer service is most exceptional and they have a great art gallery featuring local artists.
No smoking inside the house, please.
No pets, please.
No smoking pets.
Guests will enjoy PRIVATE access to the entire front of the house (3/4 of the total house) which includes 5 spaces: living room, dining room, master bedroom, reading room, bathroom and associated hallways.
Doors to the kitchen and back bedroom have been pinned and locked shut, as these rooms are currently being remodeled.
Because there is no access to the kitchen, we have set up a mini fridge, hot water kettle, and complimentary coffees, teas, cocoas and other treats. The mini fridge and coffee/tea service area can be found in the dining room (please see pics).
Other things to note
No open flame, please! - You will notice candles and antique lanterns in the home. Please do not light them nor allow any open flame.
I am a licensed journeyman electrician by trade - and a history enthusiast at heart! - I work for an electrical service company that my grandfather started in 1984. I totally love reading. One of my favorite authors is Timothy Zahn (Admiral Thrawn RULZ!) and I enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons with my dad.