This year’s Dunwoody Home Tour, scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, presents a “stunning study in contrasts” according to its organizers in the Dunwoody Woman’s Club.
The Eid home, a rustic lakeside retreat, represents a design esthetic entirely different from the other four homes on the tour.
Located on the former Goodchild estate, the Eid home graces a wooded lot evocative of the North Georgia mountains. The gounds are replete with shade gardens, rustic outdoor entertaining areas, tranquil lakeside seating vignettes and a number of atmospheric outbuildings.
An antique log cabin was brought to the site on a wagon and outfitted for guests with Mrs. Eid’s grandmother’s spindle bed. The “Turtle Cottage,” with its rope-swing guest bed, nestles beside a dock overlooking a private lake. A classic red barn, now used for storage, may one day provide additional guest quarters.
The main house features handmade doors with antique hardware, three fireplaces, exposed beams and real brick floors in the kitchen and family room. It is accessorized with family treasures including a quilt collection, stoneware jugs, aphothecary bottles, Tole trays and antique furniture.
On the day of the Home Tour, the Eid home will be the site of a gift boutique by David Long Interiors. Flowers in the home will be provided by Flowercraft, Inc.
Tickets to the 39th Annual Dunwoody Home Tour are $25 in advance or $30 on Tour day. They are available from any member of the Dunwoody Woman’s Club or from Artichoke Designs, David Long Interiors, Harry Norman Realtors’ Ashford-Dunwoody Office, Southern Comforts Consignments, Consigning Women and Travelfaire of Dunwoody as well as Josephine’s Antiques and Fine Linens in Alpharetta or through the club’s website: www.dunwoodywomansclub. org.
All ticket proceeds from the Home Tour are returned to the community through the charitable initiatives of the Dunwoody Woman’s Club.