Sneak Preview #1: 2016 Del Ray House and Garden Tour
We’re less than two months away from the next Del Ray House and Garden Tour, May 7, 2016, sponsored by the Del Ray Citizens Association. The tour will take you inside 11 neighborhood homes, each one uniquely designed and decorated and guaranteed to leave you with ideas and inspiration to try in your own home. We’ve got the inside scoop on all these homes and will be sharing sneak previews over the next few weeks.
Without further ado, our first sneak preview is a house situated on a spacious tree-lined corner lot that will wow you with every turn. Though the owners gutted 80% of the original home when they purchased it a couple years ago, the newly renovated space still retains a classic early 20th century feel, thanks to rich hardwood floors, custom architectural millwork, and vintage lighting and building materials.
The owners’ eclectic design style blends old and new — mid-century globe lamps juxtaposed with salvaged pocket doors, rustic wood cabinets alongside contemporary furniture.
You’ll find over-sized dark stained doors, reclaimed brick and wood features, and an awe-inspiring all-season porch with drop-down screens and vaulted beam ceilings. The seating area surrounding a huge outdoor fireplace is so inviting you won’t want to leave.
Tickets for the tour are $20 and will be available for purchase in the next few weeks — don’t worry, we’ll let you know as soon as they are available! Proceeds from the tour help fund neighborhood improvement projects. A large portion of this year’s proceeds will support the playground project at Mount Vernon Community School.