Sadly, we are canceling the 2020 Virginia Highland Tour of Homes this year. We will miss seeing friendly faces, the beautiful homes, and the wonderful food. We encourage everyone to visit the businesses that have supported the tour. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021. More information about the 2021 tour will follow.
Tour, Eat, Shop!
Welcome in the holidays by attending the 25th Virginia-Highland 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 will be featured on this year’s tour, as well as a pop-up history exhibit. Also plan to extend your tour of VaHi with the addition of a docent led history tour of our wonderful neighborhood. Although different in style and design, the eight homes on this year’s tour are all equally representative of the neighborhood’s character. This year’s line-up includes a 1920 Craftsman bungalow restored from a duplex to a single family home, a recently renovated eclectic American farmhouse built in the 1920s and a beautifully renovated 1912 bungalow with a multitude of original features. The tour includes four other fabulous homes transformed for the modern world and displaying unique and whimsical works of art.
Local restaurants will provide food tastings at the YWCA and at each of the Tour homes. Favorites such as Alon’s Bakery & Market, Atkins Park, DBA Barbecue, El Taco, Marlow’s Tavern, Murphy’s, San Francisco Coffee and Whiskey Bird will once again serve up delicious bites. We are thrilled to have the following restaurants new to the tour in 2019: bar.bacoa, New Realm Brewing Company, Treehouse Milk, XocolATL, Varuna Napoli and Wood’s Chapel BBQ.
When is the Home Tour?
Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.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 revitalized 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!
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.