YES! It’s finally Autumn in VaHi and the air is cooler, the leaves are falling AND the Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes committee is in FULL SWING preparing for our neighborhood’s next big event. The 2018 Tour of Homes is set for the first weekend in December, Saturday and Sunday the 1st and 2nd. Our committee has been working hard all year to ensure the success of this year’s tour.932 N Highland Ave is one of the homes on this year’s Tour.
Seven beautiful properties will be featured on this year’s tour. Although different in style and design, they are all equally representative of the Neighborhood’s character. This year’s line-up includes a 1923 semi-Tudor style home that has been lovingly transformed to a showcase over the last 32 years, a recently renovated American Foursquare built in 1916, a 1919 “shotgun” California craftsman bungalow with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, a beautifully renovated 1916 bungalow with a multitude of original features, The tour includes three other fabulous historic homes transformed for the modern world and display unique and whimsical works of art.
Local restaurants will provide food tastings at the YWCA and at each of the Tour homes. Local favorites, such as Alon’s Bakery & Market, Atkins Park, The General Muir, Marlow’s Tavern, Press & Grind, and San Francisco Coffee will once again serve up delicious bites. We are thrilled to have the following restaurants new to the tour in 2018: DBA Barbecue, El Taco, Murphy’s, Nowak’s, and Whiskey Bird.
So many people make this fundraising event possible in order to improve the quality of life in our community. The funds raised by the Tour of Homes go to support various projects in our neighborhood, including playground/park improvements, sidewalks, safety, traffic concerns, planning and preservation and other community efforts. Hopefully, Mother Nature will provide clear skies and perfect temps to bring out tour goers. We know businesses and residents will give them a warm welcome.
Please visit our special Tour of Homes website for more detailed information on the times, the homes, the sponsors and the restaurants. There’s a map of the tour and some “teaser” pictures of our featured homes. You can purchase tickets on the website as well.
This is a great weekend to kick off the holidays. TOUR, EAT and SHOP in the charming neighborhood we all call home. Remember, ToH tickets make great gifts, day dates, girls’ trips and family memories!
Hope to see you all out & about!
Article Submitted by Robin Ragland, Tour of Homes Chair