Steven Mathias, chair of the Druid Hills Civic Association Tour Committee, announces the 2019 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens, April 12-14. “The vibrant tradition continues as the historic Druid Hills neighborhood welcomes neighbors and visitors alike to tour homes featuring architecture from renowned architects and experience award-winning interior and landscape design. ‘History Happens Here’ through the vibrant community culture of Druid Hills where tour-goers will find inspiration, celebration, and a focus on preserving and extending the vision of noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.”
As always, this year’s tour includes homes that showcase the diverse architectural and design styles of Druid Hills homes and gardens. From the stately home now occupied by Springdale Park Elementary on Ponce de Leon and one of the first homes built on Oxford Road to a recent build on Briardale Lane and an urban goat farm on Lullwater, the six homes and one garden on the 2019 tour are an exhibition of modern living in our century-old neighborhood.
One of the longest-running and premiere tours of homes in the nation, the 2019 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens celebrates its 51st year with six homes and one garden that feature the work of master architects, interior designers, general contractors, and landscape designers.
This year, we are emphasizing a green tour, and perennial tour-goers will delight in the walkability of the featured sites. Mostly contained within the long, parallel roads that wind through the heart of the neighborhood— Springdale, Oxford, Oakdale, and Lullwater—guests are welcome to walk, ride bikes or scooters, or drive to the tour’s seven featured sites, as a trolley service will not be offered this year.
The tour takes place Friday, April 12, 1:00–5:00 PM; Saturday, April 13, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM; and Sunday, April 14, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.