Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 23, 2014
2014 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens and Callanwolde Artist & Pottery Market: May 2-4
The Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens will celebrate its 46th year with seven elegant homes that feature renovation, restoration, and the work of master gardeners. Homes featured on the tour this year include:
- Katie and Sedgie Newsom’s home, 815 Oakdale Road, a 1924 Mediterranean Revival home. By moving the staircase, the architect was able to enlarge the house with a new kitchen, family room, and terrace. Working with a decorator, the owners mixed traditional and contemporary furnishings to create color contrasts and harmony.
- Kelley and Scott Godfrey’s home, 1198 Oakdale Road. Three terraces, 25 camellia bushes, and a rustic brick wall surround this 1920 shingled cottage, which the owners began to renovate and restore in 2011. Original features include crystal and brass knobs, a multitude of pocket doors, and a wedding cake chandelier. The fully paneled library, part of a 1935 addition designed by Atlanta architects Philip Schutze and Rudolph Adler, showcases the family’s collection of Southern crafts.
- Heather Renfroe Johnson and Franklin Johnson’s home on 1137 Briarcliff Road. When this classic American Foursquare was built in 1930, it occupied a quiet corner along then tranquil Briarcliff Road. Today, the brick house has been partly restored by homeowners who enlisted the help of Property Brothers of the popular HGTV show. The six-week renovation involved five first-floor rooms and preserved the staircase, arches, crown moldings, and unusual cast concrete mantel.
This year’s tour will also feature Emory Village as a stop for lunch, shopping, lectures and more. A series of informational Bar Talks and entertainment at Emory Village include:
- Frank Neely of Frank G. Neely Design Associates at Slice & Pint, Friday, May 2, 4:30 PM
- Eric King & Holly Brooks of King Landscaping LLC at Saba, Saturday, May 3, 5:30 PM
- Larry Bosarge of Southern Outdoor Construction & Design at Ink & Elm, Sunday, May 4, 4:30 PM
- Moonlighter Jazz Ensemble, at Emory Village, Friday – Sunday, May 2 – May 4, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
In partnership with Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, the tour will also offer an Artist & Pottery Market and open the Callanwolde home to tourgoers. Stop and shop, visit the onsite coffee shop and café, and tour the 27,000-square foot Tudor Revival mansion built in 1920 for Charles Howard Candler, an heir to the Coca-Cola fortune.
The tour events take place Friday, May 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, May 3, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, May 4, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Callanwolde Artist & Pottery market events take place Friday, May 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday, May 3, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; and Sunday, May 4, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. 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.