Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 14, 2014
2014 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens and Callanwolde Artist & Pottery Market: May 2-4
The Druid Hills Civic Association presents the 2014 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens and Callanwolde Artist & Pottery Market, May 2-4, 2014. The premiere tour of homes and gardens in Atlanta, the tour celebrates the evolution of the architecture and design of Druid Hills.
One of the homes featured on this year’s tour is 797 Springdale Road, owned by Ann Critz. This Druid Hills home mirrors the homeowner’s passions inside and out. The spectacular, ever changing landscape features white and black gardens, blue hydrangeas, and an outdoor fireplace. Branching off from the kitchen, the library, living room, and dining room are distinguished by a significant collection of Chinese export porcelain, antique rugs, and American Federal-style furniture.
Jim and Gloria Boone own another featured home on the tour, 965 Springdale Road. The porte-cochere and intricately bordered floors of this Tudor style home are current. Yet the original staircase and rooms that face the street evoke 1918, the year the house was built. Working with architectural designer Frank Neely, the owners spent a couple of years rebuilding and renovating the original space. Today, the new and old rooms blend seamlessly and display collections of art and family heirlooms.
In addition to the seven homes, Emory Village will be a stop on the Tour for lunch, shopping, and a series of informational Bar Talks including:
- Frank Neely of Frank G. Neely Design Associates at Slice & Pint, Friday, May 2, 4:30 p.m.
- Eric King & Holly Brooks of King Landscaping LLC at Saba, Saturday, May 3, 5:30 p.m.
- Larry Bosarge of Southern Outdoor Construction & Design at Ink & Elm, Sunday, May 4, 4:30 p.m.
Another new feature of the tour this year is the collaboration with the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, which will host the Artist & Pottery Market and open the Callanwolde home for tours.
Tour events take place Friday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, May 4, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.. Callanwolde Artist & Pottery market events take place Friday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, May 4, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance on the website: druidhillstour.org. Proceeds from the tour and events benefit the Druid Hills neighborhood, which the noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed during the late 19th century. The neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.
About The Druid Hills Civic Association
The Druid Hills Civic Association was founded in 1938 to preserve Atlanta’s Druid Hills neighborhood and to protect its unique heritage of parks and architecture. The Association carries out these responsibilities by exercising vigilance in zoning matters, maintaining a liaison with local governing bodies, informing the citizens of community issues, and promoting the general welfare of the community for the enjoyment of its residents today and in the future.