The BHA has announced the date for its annual House Tour – Saturday May 7. This year through the magic of the “internet” you may purchase advance tickets online! Early bird ducats for the grandaddy of all lookey lous are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Day of the tour tix are $40 for everybody.
On tap for this year’s tour –
- A c. 1843 Greek Revival brick townhouse is owned by an artist whose inventive decorating style and eclectic textile and painting collections are combined with her own fanciful creations to create a warmly personal home.
- An 1880’s townhouse — Originally a four-family house, it has been stylishly transformed by the current owner whose architect Steven Harris has created an open floor plan, adding extensions to all four stories with floor to ceiling height windows.
- A three-storied Federal frame house, listed in the 1826 city directory, is the oldest house on the tour.
- Built in 1905, a house [that] has its main entry at street level. The current owners undertook a substantial renovation, keeping as much of the original design of the home as possible, turning what was a service entrance (still intact) into a “mud room”, and retaining the fully functioning dumb waiter.
- An 1831 Federal style house [that] was renovated in 1885 by famed New York architect, William B. Tubby, who is especially known for his Dutch Revival and Romanesque style.
More about the homes on this year’s tour at the BHA website.