2018 Featured Homes
46th Annual Dunwoody Home Tour
2018 Featured Homes
Our spectacular selection of homes will not disappoint you this year. These homes will provide you with wonderful inspirational ideas that can be used in your own home. Each home varies stylistically on the exterior and interior, from historic farm house, tudor styled, southern charm and traditional styles – we are certain you will enjoy perusing through these homes to take in the beauty of their decor and design.
The Dunwoody Woman’s Club is pleased to partner with Dunwoody Preservation Trust and the City of Dunwoody to include the historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm on this year’s Annual Home Tour.
The Donaldson-Bannister Farm is located on 2.89 acres at the intersection of Chamblee-Dunwoody and Vermack roads. The circa 1870 house is listed on both the Georgia and the National Register of Historic Places. Come take a stroll around the grounds that are lush with ornamentals and hardwoods or enjoy a spot of tranquility on one of the benches surrounding the fountain or throughout the property.
On the day of the home tour docents will be stationed around the home and grounds highlighting for guests the rich history of the property and of Dunwoody. On tour day a lovely flower arrangement designed by members of the Dunwoody Woman’s Club will provide a special accent to the historic home.
After years of sitting idle and then years of rehabilitative work, the Donaldson-Bannister Farm is now officially open with the grounds accessible daily from sunrise to sunset. The property is a City of Dunwoody park and Dunwoody Preservation Trust (DPT) has the usage agreement with the city to manage the property. The house is open by appointment and can be booked for events such as weddings, corporate events, parties, religious celebrations, holiday parties, reunions, retreats and meetings of all kinds.
For more information about booking your event at this beautiful facility, call 770-668-0401 or email [email protected].
Beautiful Cream Colored Home with Southern Charm
What you will notice is this home delivers a modern style combined with a traditional flair, along with warm inviting colors as you move through the open floor plan. A combination of skylights, large fixed glass windows, and removing load-bearing walls help create the openness and flow of rooms within the home. The large central kitchen is ideal for entertaining, cooking and being the conversation hub for the entire family. Add a piano bar for a surprising unique touch. The colors and glass tiles were the inspiration of an Italian mosaic.
Almost a Tuscan spa retreat, this home provides the luxuries and warmth in the large master suite, including balcony, heated bathroom floor and towel bars, fireplace, and wet bar. So, whether you are enjoying the backyard putting green, relaxing on the front porch, sitting fireside on the back porch, or enjoying entertainment in the basement, living room or kitchen, there is a space for everyone to enjoy.
This home is a complete Earth Craft total home renovation. This 48-year old home was remodeled inside and out. Also, the existing deck was transformed into a year-round porch overlooking the backyard oasis. While doing all these renovations, energy savings was a top priority. Climate controlled high efficiency systems, new low E windows, foam insulation in the attic, and LED lighting throughout the home are just some of the items that a visitor might not see.
Florist: Flower Craft, Inc.
Two Story Historic Tudor Styled Exterior Home
Built in 1979 in the English Tudor style this impressive home has been renovated recently to include lots of light and space for entertaining family and friends. The very popular media room off the entrance houses eight very comfortable plush easy chairs and is a favorite spot for everyone on movie night.
The living and dining rooms open to a space designed to be family friendly. Included in this area is a convenient long counter perfect for doing homework or working on the computer. There is a cozy niche loaded with pillows where you can curl up with a good book. The dining room has a custom entertainment center with a wine cooler and hosting needs.
The open plan includes a living room with two sets of French Doors that lead to a terrace for outdoor living.
The large kitchen which has quartzite countertops in Olympus White is light and bright with glazed white subway tiles and a herringbone patterned tile design above the stove. The custom cabinetry is painted Polar and the island and bar are painted in Mindful Grey. The house boasts two sets of stairs leading to the second floor where there are five large bedrooms. Family members were invited to choose their color choices so there is an array of bright pink, navy and neutral tones throughout the second level.
If you dream of a “master on the main” or removing old wallpaper, this is the home to check out. A fresh coat of paint over red brick and stucco gives this early-nineties home a more modern look. Neutral paint, refinished flooring, and intricate jute stair carpeting have spruced up the entry hall. Gone is the dated wallpaper.
The master bedroom, just off the main entry, features plush gray carpeting and neutral elements that contrast nicely to the dark wood bedroom suite. Attention to safety was given in remodeling the adjoining master spa bathroom with slip-proof, basket-weave tile.
Oriental rugs underpin the two-story living room at the back of the home and adjoining dining room where a large, black lacquer floor screen, brought home from a trip abroad, carries out the theme. White cabinets, new counter tops, trench sink, and a stove coveted by chefs have transformed the kitchen. Recent renovations leading off the kitchen create a more open floor plan with a warm and functional seating area. A spacious deck off this sitting room offers comfort and a peek at a well-manicured yard.
Two bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom offer privacy upstairs to visiting guests. Each is lovingly decorated. A third upstairs room is a well-equipped office with a boating motif.
Florist: Fresh Flowers at Costco
Daisies, ferns, ornamental trees, and a sweeping stone walkway lead to the front door of this stately two-story brick home. Inside, visitors will celebrate the owner’s vision, love of earthy and jewel colors, and reverence for family treasures that have transformed a home into a destination for joyful living.
Built in 1981, the current homeowner undertook renovations starting in 1998. The front parlor and dining area are lovingly referred to as Nana’s Wing featuring photos on canvas, recessed alcoves for figurines, and fine mahogany furniture. Cabinets in the kitchen have been updated with an umber glaze to give it a Tuscany feel. A wood-paneled great room off the kitchen features a soaring stone fireplace, grand piano, and a warmly inviting seating area. Four large bedrooms on the second floor have been updated with faux painted walls. A fireplace lends a cozy feel to the master bedroom.
Covering an entire wall of the spacious finished basement, a canvas painting features previous homes, favorite eateries, and destinations visited over the years. Another wall replicates a track and field event and is dotted with pictures of family members in competition. A built-in bar and media center invite relaxation.
For a “wow” and immediate desire to linger check out the outside living area. The enclosed upper deck spans the length of the home for year around entertaining. Then look below the deck for a stone-paved lanai which is banked by giant palms, a fishpond, and a sports pool and spa.
Florist: Blooms of Dunwoody