DUNWOODY, Ga. — The 47th Annual Dunwoody Home Tour, set for Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include this two-story red brick home in Dunwoody.
Like Phileas Fogg, Home Tour attendees will take a take a tour around the world when they visit this home, but they won’t need trains or hot air balloons to make the journey.
Updated twice in 30 years, the home radiates the personal style and extraordinary interests of its owners. It is one of the four private homes featured in the Dunwoody Woman’s Club’s signature fundraising event.
Tiered gardens and stone pavers sweep visitors up the drive and into a chandelier-lit garage which serves as a staging area for arriving guests. Inside, walls have been removed and windows and glass doors installed throughout all levels to bring in outside light and showcase colorful gardens beyond.
Rich jewel tones, thick Oriental rugs, warm paneling, leather and fine fabric seating, commissioned artwork and unique collections of figurines and pottery from around the world will delight the eye. A Mahjong table invites both uninitiated and serious players to take a turn at the classical puzzle game.
On one side of the lower level is a functional kitchen featuring heat-proof, “unfinished” marble counters at three interlocking heights to accommodate prep work, barstools and table-level seating. The flooring is faux marble tile, and the ceiling has a lightweight copper tile look. Emmett Kelly porcelains are displayed in the passage off the main kitchen.
Scottish pub decor dominates the other side of the downstairs. Here guests can rest awhile in an intimate sipping alcove or sample a dram with friends from atop tooled leather stools at the built-in, marble-topped bar or stand-alone table for four.
Back-lit shelving displays hundreds of bottles of fine Scotch, sourced on trips to the misty highlands and award-winning distilleries. For the person who enjoys a fine cigar with their whisky, there’s passage to an outdoor, covered hideaway.
The upper level of this home offers comfort and practicality. Glass doors bracket a fireplace in the master bedroom, opening to Juliet balconies. Window seating, mirrored casings for clothing, and soft lighting have transformed an adjoining bedroom into a spacious dressing area.
A third bathroom in colors of jade has been added on this level. And one bedroom at the far end of the home carries a secret — a closet replete with magnificent outfits from India, gifts from the owner’s mother.
This home takes you around the world and leaves you secure in the knowledge that the owners love life in all its forms.
This year’s Dunwoody Home tour will also include two raffles: one for a shopping spree at Lauderhills Fine Jewelry and another for a custom crafted artistic bowl by local artisan Dr. David Dalrymple. Raffle tickets will be available to tour guests on the day of the tour and can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card.
Home Tour tickets are available now! Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on tour day and can be purchased online at dunwoodywomansclub.com/home-tour.
Tickets can also be purchased from any member of the Dunwoody Woman’s Club and at the following locations: Blooms of Dunwoody, Camelot Jewelers, Consigning Women, Face Haven, Lauderhills Fine Jewelry, Southern Comfort Consignments (Dunwoody), and Under the Pecan Tree.
All profits of the home tour and raffles are used to support the charitable initiatives of the Dunwoody Woman’s Club.