This year’s Dunwoody Home Tour will feature four outstanding homes representing a variety of architectural styles and vintages ranging from historic to new construction.
- The Mills B. Lane, Jr. historic summer home was built in 1938. It was a wedding gift from Mills B. Lane, Sr. to his son, a prominent Atlanta businessman. The wood frame, ranch style home has grown to more than 3,000 square feet after several additions over the years. The house is now home to a discerning collector of paintings, sculpture, antiques and automobiles — both full-sized and miniature — who calls the home his art gallery.
- A 1978 home in the Georgian Colonial Revival style, that mainstay of Dunwoody architecture, has undergone three years of renovation including a new kitchen and a newly finished terrace level, resulting in a comfortable, classic update. Throughout, a Country French ambience prevails amid muted tones, handsome furnishings and carefully chosen accessories.
- Two homes in the Greek Revival style, one built in 1978 and recently renovated, the other brand-new custom construction, represent two different approaches to achieving gracious, family friendly homes within timeless, classic exteriors. One family worked around the idiosyncrasies of an older home while the other watched desired amenities emerge directly from the drawing board. Both homes feature delightful spaces for children including colorful playrooms and whimsical, imaginative bedrooms conceived by creative mothers.
The Dunwoody Home Tour is the major annual fundraiser of Dunwoody Woman’s Club, a member of both the GFWC Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the country’s oldest organization of women devoted to advocacy in the areas of Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Relations and Public Issues. Locally, proceeds from the home tour help to fund college scholarships to high school seniors and women returning to college later in their lives; furnishings and supplies for the Interfaith Outreach House for families in crisis, and more than 30 other initiatives including Dunwoody Nature Center, Spruill Center for the Arts, Stage Door Players and Tallullah Falls School in North Georgia.
Tickets to the Dunwoody Home Tour will go on sale on August 19 at many local merchants and from any member of Dunwoody Woman’s Club at $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the tour. All ticket proceeds are returned to the community through the club’s charitable initiatives.