Tour, Eat, Shop!
Welcome in the holidays in Virginia-Highland for the 19th Annual Tour of Homes! Enjoy a festive 2-day event of beautiful architecture and interior design in one of Atlanta’s most charming neighborhoods. Known for its historic residences, unique shops and fabulous local restaurants, the Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes is the perfect way to spend the day and spread holiday cheer!
Eight beautiful homes will be featured on this year’s tour each different in style and design, but all equally representative of the Neighborhood’s character. This year’s lineup includes a 1920’s Georgian Revival style home transformed for the modern world by award-winning architect Yong Pak, an impeccable craftsman home newly redesigned and fashioned by Reynolds Brown of Stan Topol & Associates, an expertly restored classic bungalow and a contemporary new build with a focus on modern art. A bonus stop at the new Briarcliff Summit, originally the Briarcliff Hotel built by Coca-Cola Founder Asa Candler, will give tour goers a rare opportunity to see inside the historic landmark.
Local restaurants will provide food tastings at each of the Tour homes. These restaurants include local favorites, such as America Roadhouse, Atkins Park, DBA Barbeque , Fontaine’s, Highland Tap, Noche, The Fifth Group’s La Tavola and El Taco, Rosebud, Timone’s and Marlow’s Tavern.
The VHCA is a non-profit organization supported exclusively through volunteers and fundraising events like the Tour of Homes whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the community. The funds raised by the VaHi Tour of Homes will go to support various projects around Virginia Highland including neighborhood park improvements, safety, sidewalk and traffic concerns, planning and preservation, and other community efforts.
When is the Home Tour?
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days
History of the Home Tour
The Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes began in 1972 with the first “Virginia-Highland Bungalow Tour”. Since then, home tours were held through 1977 and again in 1980-1982 (featuring 10-14 homes each year). The focus of these Tours was on “bungalows” and it was more of a local community event.
The event was re-vitalized in 2004 with the current “Homes for the Holidays” Tour that has become a citywide celebration of the neighborhood. Virginia Highland has become a focal point of Atlanta, drawing many to its rich but unassuming architecture; its cultural events such as the Summerfest Arts Festival; its numerous high quality restaurants and shops; and its love of involvement. If ever there was a vibrant and eclectic community that is “involved” in its surroundings, Virginia-Highland is it!