The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Home Tour is just around the corner, with its 15th annual showcase of some of the most architecturally significant homes in the area. This year, there are four homes on display, ranging from French Eclectic architecture to Tudor, and everything in between. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and the tour is from 10 am to 3 pm on April 1. Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect to see.
3825 Miramar Ave.
Known for his commercial ventures, J. A. Pitzinger built this home in 1922 as an example of Eclectic Greek Revival architecture. The current owners, who bought it in 2011 in an effort to preserve and revive it, undertook a massive renovation and added personal touches of New England with interior paint choices and artwork. The master bedroom features a vestibule and large sitting area that overlooks the rear yard's infinity spa pool and covered dining area.
4309 Westway Ave.
This 1942 construction boldly exemplifies French Eclectic architecture. The home retains the original front fracade despite a "down to the studs" renovation project that started in 2012. The property is dramatic in the best possible way, featuring 14-foot floor-to-ceiling windows in the family room and arched openings in the back of the home that lead to a pool and spacious yard. The original downstairs master has been replaced with a game room, which serves as a popular spot for the family of seven to spend quality time together.
3600 Greenbrier Dr.
This 1930s Colonial-style home is framed by six oak trees that only add to the home's initial charm. The current owners lived in the home for six years before starting their renovation, which allowed them to have extra intel on how to maximize every room in the home to best suit their family's needs. For example, the main entrance is now on Thackery Street, and the bottom floor features a pet room for their three four-legged friends.
4218 Fairfax Ave.
This 1920s Tudor is a beautiful nod to the past and original architect Clyde H. Griesenbeck. Renovations have always respected its rich history, including rescuing identical brick from a nearby demolition and bringing in leaded glass from Maine that was then saved for future projects. Be on the lookout for the authentic English library, featuring hidden cabinets galore and cozy window seats.