A great-looking movie star will be among five homes featured on the 40th Annual Dunwoody Home Tour sponsored by the Dunwoody Woman’s Club set for Wednesday, Oct. 3. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 17.
“It’s very fitting that we’ll have a Hollywood star on our 40th anniversary tour,” says Home Tour Chairman Diane Norris. The 8-year-old Veazey home is the setting for the feature film “Parental Guidance,” starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei.
The film was shot over several weeks in the fall of 2011 and will be in theaters this December. Area residents may remember the catering trucks and production vehicles parked on Vermack Court and nearby Vermack Road during filming. The Home Tour will provide an opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn how and why this southern living home became a star.
The other outstanding homes on this year’s tour include “The Canakaris Lodge and Spa,” an elegantly rustic family retreat on the banks of the Chatthoochee River; the Haddigan home, an Anglophile’s delight including Althorp furniture reproductions authorized by Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer, brother of the late Princess Diana; the contemporary Hardy home with Asian and arts and crafts influences combined with a touch of Frank Lloyd Wright; and the formal Southern colonial Seaman home in the grand plantation style of the late B. E. Law, a builder known for his masterful interpretations of the Charlestonian esthetic.
Tickets for the tour are $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the tour and are available at Cutie Pies Children’s Boutique in Dunwoody Village near the Fresh Market, Nancy’s Boutique in the Shops of Dunwoody, Nancy’s Hallmark in the Georgetown Shopping Center, Southern Comforts Consignments for Women at the corner of Dunwoody Club Drive and Jett Ferry Road and Josephine’s Antiques and Fine Linens in the Ellard Shopping Center on Holcomb Bridge Road as well as from any Dunwoody Woman’s Club member or online at dunwoodywomansclub.org.
Dunwoody Woman’s Club president Linda Mote notes that the Home Tour, the club’s major fundraiser, has become a highly anticipated autumn tradition since its inception in 1972.
All ticket proceeds from the Home Tour are returned to the community through the club’s diversified service projects in arts, conservation, education, home life, international outreach and public issues.
The club also owns Tallulah Fall School through its affiliation with the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs. DWC is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the world’s oldest and largest nondenominational, nonpartisan, international service organization of volunteer women.