Tour, Eat, Shop!
Welcome in the holidays in Virginia-Highland for the 18th 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 including several renovated bungalows, a 1920s Tudor Cottage, a contemporary home reminiscent of designs by Frank Lloyd Wright and a historic Bed & Breakfast. In keeping with tradition, local restaurants will provide food tastings in each of the eight homes.
All money raised by the Tour of Homes will go to support various projects around Virginia-Highland including parks improvements, safety, sidewalk and traffic concerns, planning and preservation efforts, and more.
When is the Home Tour?
Saturday, December 8, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
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 it’s love of involvement. If ever there was a vibrant and eclectic community that is “involved” in its surroundings, Virginia-Highland is it!