Tour, Eat, Shop!
Welcome in the holidays in Virginia-Highland for the 20th 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 properties, seven homes and one historic church, 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 lineup includes a custom, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired, Prairie style home situated on a tranquil double lot along Rock Creek, a former Tudor Revival style home that was recently redesigned and renovated into an Arts and Crafts-style home modeled (loosely) on a Gustav Stickley design, a 1925 bungalow that was completely transformed into an impeccable, designer home, and four other fabulous homes consisting of both historic homes transformed for the modern world as well as new construction. A bonus stop by The Church of Our Saviour will give tour-goers an opportunity to see this historic landmark that houses one of the oldest church communities in the Virginia Highland neighborhood.
Local restaurants will provide food tastings at each of the Tour homes. These restaurants include local favorites, such as La Tavola, Moore Farms and Friends, Murphy’s, Highland Tap, Atkins Park, Timone’s, Noche, El Taco, Fontaine’s, San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co., and Tapa Tapa.
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 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
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!