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Annual Reston Home Tour Returns Oct. 18

by Karen Goff September 30, 2014 at 9:30 am 0

Home on Reston Home Tour 2014/Credit: Reston Home Tour

Peek inside some of Reston’s most special homes on Oct. 18 at the 13th Annual Reston Home Tour.

The self-guided tour, which benefits the Reston Historic Trust, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Since Reston is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, the theme for the home tour is [email protected] — Celebrating the Decades.

Tickets are $25 before Oct. 11; $30 after Oct. 11; $20 for group sales. Tickets are available online or at Reston Museum and Lake Anne Florist on Lake Anne Plaza; The Wine Cabinet at North Point; and Appalachian Spring and GRACE at Reston Town Center.

Exact addresses are part of the ticket package, but meanwhile, here is how event organizers describe what will be on the home tour in 2014:

Our 13th annual tour offers a look at Reston’s history with homes spanning the decades, beginning with a vintage, 1960s, Charles Goodman townhouse in Hickory Cluster. This Mid-Century modern home is the perfect example of the land-use innovation, design excellence and physical harmony of place that Bob Simon, our founder, brought to this residential community 50 years ago.

  • A nine-month redesign and renovation, with many surprises and hiccups along the way, turned this 1990’s home overlooking Lake Newport into the very special property it is today.
  • A home from the 1970’s highlights local artists, family heirlooms and a loft outpost for the grandchildren, complete with star-gazing skylights.
  • Not your normal attic here! Come and experience a builder’s own creative expansion and renovation of his New England-style home, both inside and out.
  • The “Design on a Dime” concept never looked so good! This home, from the 1980’s, highlights the owner’s careful, yet exciting, investment in updates and decor with an eye toward their resale value.
  • The Avant, a truly inspired environment in Reston Town Center, will offer a look inside an exciting eighth-floor unit filled with a lifetime of collecting. The public spaces will also be available to view, and SLHS Culinary Arts Program will offer a tasting of the decades in the Great Room. The story is familiar. After forty years, three homes, two children, five grandchildren, millions of memories and decades spent collecting – it was time for a downsize.

Photo: “Design on a Dime” home from the 1980s on this year’s Reston Home Tour/Credit: Reston Home Tour

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