If you’re looking for decorating inspiration or just like the idea of wandering through some beautifully decked out homes, Intown has an array of tours on tap this month.
Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes
The 23rd annual tour will be held Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are eight homes on this year’s tour, including Craftsman Bungalows, American Foursquare, English Country Style and a former industrial office space transformed into a modern loft. The event will include food tastings at the homes on Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m. from local restaurants including Atkins Park, Apres Diem, The Canteen, Cape Dutch, Fontaine’s Oyster House, The General Muir, Highland Tap, Marlow’s Tavern, Press & Grind, San Francisco Coffee, Saint Germain, Tapa Tapa and The Warren. Tickets are $25. Visit vahitourofhomes.org for more information.
Peachtree Garden Club Christmas Home Tour
The 2017 tour will feature four distinctive Buckhead homes on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 at peachtreegardenclub.org.
Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes
The 37th annual Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. each day on Dec. 9 – 10. This year’s tour includes a Saturday VIP Walking Tour of Oakland Cemetery and a Sunday Eventide Brewing VIP Holiday Experience. There will also be a festive trolley to take visitors from stop to stop. An artist’s market and holiday concert are also on tap for the weekend. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 after Dec. 8) at CandlelightTourofHomes.com.
Home for the Holidays
The annul home tour began in mid-November and continues through Dec. 10, benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This year’s show house is at 1800 Garraux Street, and the English country estate-inspired mansion has been decorated by some of the city’s most noted interior designers. The home is open for tours Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit, atlantaholidayhome.com.
The Wren’s Nest
The historic West End home of children’s author Joel Chandler Harris will be open Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a Victorian Holiday Open House. The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble will perform and Social Butterfly Catering will provide food. Admission is free, but a contribution is welcome. For more information, visit wrensnest.org.
Avondale Estates Tour of Homes & Holiday Market
The Avondale Estates Tour of Homes and Holiday Market will be held on Dec. 10 from 3 to 8 p.m. (the market is open noon to 6 p.m. at the Avondale Community Club). This year’s tour spans almost 90 years beginning with an Avondale “original” built when the city was established in 1926, a thirties bungalow, a forties Colonial Revival, two recently renovated 50s bungalows, and a new Arts and Craft home built in 2015. A point of interest on the tour includes the Little Tree Art Studios, located in the burgeoning Rail Arts District. Over 25 established and emerging artists working in a variety of disciplines will be showing their work. For more information, visit avondaletourofhomes.com.