If you’re a history lover, nosy home buyer or architecture nerd, here’s what you need to know about the 2017 Dilworth Home Tour.
- Homes will be open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, September 15, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 16 and may be toured in any order.
- Tickets are available in advance for $25 at Dilworth Drug, Paper Skyscraper, Park Road Books, High Cotton Home, and both locations of Ultra Running Company, as well as www.dilworthonline.org (they’ll cost $30 if you procrastinate and wait until that weekend).
- Charlotte B-cycle will offer a limited number of free bike rentals for the tour. There will also be bike racks at each home on the tour.
- If you’re walking or biking, use the parking lot at Sodoma Law (historic Brem House), 211 East Boulevard. They’ll have refreshments.
- Bonterra will provide half-priced glasses of wine on tour dates to tour ticket holders.
- The Dilworth Community Association started the home tour in 1973. Each year, a community charity to receive the proceeds. The 2017 charity is the Dilworth Soup Kitchen.
How were these 7 Dilworth homes chosen for the tour?
“We want to showcase the diversity of Dilworth – in size, architecture, renovated or not, and interior style,” home tour organizer Valerie Preston told the Agenda. “Our committee wants visitors to experience our neighborhood, get a feel for its history and diversity, as well as its creativity and community.”
317 E. Kingston Ave.
Description: “From the slate roof to the pocket doors that had been sealed within the original plaster walls, 317 E. Kingston Ave. has been carefully restored and transitioned to a beautiful restoration with modern comforts.”
410 E. Park Ave.
Description: “Beautiful Victorian home facing Latta Park. Contrasting with the elaborate exterior, is the contemporary renovation influenced by the owners’ recent move from Amsterdam.”
1300 Myrtle Ave.
Description: “From a ranch house to a dream house, 1300 Myrtle Ave. has been completely transformed. Comfortably fashionable, yet timeless.”
830 E. Park Ave.
Description: “The Cape Colonial at 830 E. Park Ave. needed a full renovation. Great care was taken to preserve the charm and integrity of the home. Without altering the footprint, a second floor and more fluid floor plan were created.”
1239 Belgrave Pl.
Description: “One, of only two, true examples of postmodern architecture in Charlotte is 1239 Belgrave Pl. This home has been featured in several architectural magazines and even featured in a movie, The Architect.”
1214 Belgrave Pl.
Description: “Different additions and renovations by different owners often lead to an erratic flow in a home. 1214 Belgrave Pl. has been most recently renovated to add flow, function, and aesthetic to this traditional home.”
804 E. Worthington Ave.
Description: “Originally a Dutch Revival kit house, 804 E. Worthington Ave. has been completely reimagined. Much attention was given to restoring and matching all original woodwork while adding enough room, and modern comforts.”
Photographs courtesy of Joe Purvis