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.
• “Black Sheep House” on Briardale Lane
• “Goat House” on Lullwater Road, Steve Colby and Christy Hutcherson
• “Folk Art House” on Oakdale Road, Mark and Joann Herold
• “Azalea House” on Oxford Road, Lindsey and Greg Swartzberg
• “Centennial House” on Springdale Road, Kate and David Decker
• “Springdale Park House” on Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta Public Schools
• “Secret Garden” on Oxford Road, Chris Robyler
Individual and discounted group tickets may be purchased in advance on the website: druidhillstour.org. Proceeds from the tour benefit the Druid Hills neighborhood, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tickets purchased online will be available during tour hours at Will Call at Lucky’s in Emory Village, 1569 North Decatur Road. Online ticket sales will end at midnight on Thursday, April 11. Tickets can be purchased at Will Call or homes on the tour after that time.
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.