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2012 Del Ray House and Garden Tour

The 2012 Del Ray House and Garden Tour is pleased to announce the 12 homes that will be featured on the May 19 tour:

  • 308 East Hume – Extensive termite damage required a complete ‘redo’ of this farmhouse dating from the 1800’s and the opportunity to add a family room and attic dormers.

  • 306 East Hume – The current owners started with smoking sludge on the walls, dangerous wiring, rickety staircases, dead-bolted makeshift doors and wallpaper over window screens.

  • 309 East Hume – An outdoor spiral staircase, a screened-in-porch, storage nooks, yard art, and bedrooms to delight the heart of any little girl.

  • 2600 DeWitt – Look for a floating glass staircase and a master bathroom inspired by one this couple saw on their honeymoon in South Africa.

  • 2607 DeWitt – This owner/builder added large pocket doors, a wainscoted billiards room, custom-built china cabinets and a majestic wood-burning fireplace to what was a 1920’s bungalow.

  • 2500 Leslie - Built on the existing foundation in 2008 this craftsman style classic is the newest house on the tour with a wrap-around porch, detailed custom moldings and iron work, and reclaimed lumber.

  • 2501 Terrett – 1930’s ordinary transformed into 2012 extraordinary with vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows, all done by local craftsmen.

  • 11 East Windsor – Whether installing central heat or a new kitchen or two new baths, this homeowner has worked hard to maintain the character and integrity of her 1920’s farmhouse,

  • 400 East Howell – A one-time home for railroad workers, this is a flight of fancy with personal art pieces, family antiques, fabulous thrift store finds and recycled items.

  • 406A East Howell – Don’t let the exterior fool you. This is a must see example of what can be done on with a classic brick duplex from the 40’s – on a budget and with eco-friendly materials.

  • 2001 La Grande – This folk Victorian was built in 2006 with four floors of living space and a grand outdoor oven.

  • 506 East Windsor – A brick Sears and Roebuck mail-order house with a country music history that will simply make you happy, inside and out!

The tour is a biannual project of the Del Ray Citizens Association, and serves as a fundraiser for neighborhood projects as well as a showcase for local homeowners.

This year proceeds from ticket sales will support the Alexandria Scholarship Fund and landscaping at the “Tot Park” at the corner of Commonwealth and Oxford.

Tickets are $15 in advance and may be purchased online at www.drca.org or at the Farmers Market starting in late April. Day-of-tour tickets are $20.

The self-guided tour runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

Volunteers are welcome. Contact Mary Maginniss at HouseGardenTour2012@delraycitizen.net.