Tour of Homes

2103 Hosea Williams Dr

Saturday and Sunday, May 20–21   |   noon–5pm

Kirkwood’s 15th annual Tour of Homes is a great way to explore the many different personalities and styles that make up our vibrant and unique community. See the results of loving renovations and new additions, enjoy the tree-lined streets and home gardens, get interior design ideas from classic to funky-chic, and best of all, meet the people who make Kirkwood such a great neighborhood.

Tickets are $20, and all proceeds benefit the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization, a local 501c3 non-profit dedicated to community improvement.

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You can also get a free ticket by volunteering for a shift during the tour. Details →

Kids 12 and under don’t need a ticket.

Questions? Email tour@kirkwoodfling.com.

2017 homes

1924 Hallman

1924 Hallman Street NE

A beautiful balance of modern and craftsman features makes this 2016 rebuild warm, functional and amazing! Dark stained wide planked flooring unifies the main living area. Rustic ceiling beams warm the living space. A custom wrought-iron stair rail was built just for homeowners Christina and Dawn. The backyard oasis features a screened in porch and modern tiled lounging pool. Upstairs, the master suite features a custom walk in shower including a soaking tub. Personalized touches in tile choices, furniture, and decor further enhance the rustic-modern balance.

— Jean-Jacques Credi

244 Locust

244 Locust Street NE

Unit A
Situated at the end of Locust Street abutting the rail lines, this modern duplex brings Kirkwood into the 21st century while playing up some of the features that bring the neighborhood to life. First notice the acid-stained concrete floors and the full wall of shiplap highlighted by an encased gas fireplace. Square counter-to-ceiling backsplash tiles bring out the marble island and brushed gold kitchen hardware. Light wood stair treads warm the modern wrought-iron stair rail leading to the master suite replete with an outdoor patio overlooking the rails. The rooftop deck with a sunset view of downtown Atlanta is perfect for entertaining, as owners Rachael and Joseph intend to do for years to come.

— Jean-Jacques Credi

 
244 Locust B
Unit B
Danielle Corriveau and Chris Hernandez just moved into this brand-new townhome duplex on one of Kirkwood’s most secluded and quiet streets. Former residents of Edgewood, they love the close-knit neighborhood atmosphere, tree-lined streets and convenience to everything in Atlanta. This modern duplex is energy efficient and features Smart technology. Highlights of the first floor include high ceilings, acid-washed concrete floors, an open kitchen with professional Jenn-Air appliances, a custom bar, and French doors opening onto the generous yard. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, marble bathrooms with lustrous glass tiles and sleek gold fixtures, and wide-planked oak floors throughout. Continue to the rooftop lounge, pre-wired for electronics and ready for entertaining friends and neighbors.

— Deb Lucas

2103 Hosea Williams Dr

2103 Hosea Williams Drive NE

Originally built in 1914 and renovated in 2010, 2103 Hosea Williams Drive features many historic details. Notice the mature landscaping and craftsman characteristics on the front porch. Four original fireplaces and mantels are graced by 10-foot ceilings and original hardwood floors. Pocket doors separate living spaces and the house maintains some of the original windows with classic cast latches. Homeowner Adrienne has added floor-to-ceiling French armoires in the master bedroom, giving this home an additional turn-of-the-century craftsman touch.

— Jean-Jacques Credi

93 Rockyford

93 Rockyford Road NE

Unassuming from the street, this 1935 bungalow is a neighborhood gem. A 2017 renovation provides the perfect open floor plan for entertaining, allowing a free flow from the dining room to the huge modern kitchen to the living room and the outdoor screened living space and deck. Owners Megan Isom and Taqqee Id-Deen were drawn to Kirkwood when looking for a place to blend their separate households. Closing last year, they selected all paint, cabinetry, countertops, fixtures, and tile. Additionally, they vaulted the living room ceiling, added the stickwood wall and serving counter, installed an open tiled shower in the front bath, and added the screened porch that provides an outdoor living space overlooking their spacious backyard.

— Deb Lucas

23 Clifton

23 Clifton Street NE

This classic light grey bungalow exterior is packed with colorful surprises beginning with the orange craftsman front door. Main living room wainscotting leads to a royal blue kitchen with an iridescent pebble round mosaic backsplash from counter to ceiling. Owners Mary and Brian underwent an intensive renovation to replace crumbled floor supports while managing to salvage an original door to serve as a pocket door for the new laundry room. They expanded the dining area to fit a custom bench for the littles and reconfigured the master suite. For the seafaring adventurers, be sure to check out the custom pirate ship clubhouse in the backyard!

— Jean-Jacques Credi

2234 Wisteria

2234 Wisteria Way NE

Possibly built by Kirkwood’s first postman in 1910, this historic bungalow once sat on its own huge parcel of land. It stands out again due to the thoughtful renovation completed by owners Keith and Sumarie Forrester in 2015. With a little help and a lot of friendly advice, Keith took on the job as general contractor. The result is an updated open floor plan that still honors the original character of the home. The centerpiece is the double-sided fireplace, built with bricks salvaged from Sumarie’s childhood church in Lynnette, Ala. Highlights include the “wet room” master bath shower spa, tub, and sauna. The home also features a designer kitchen with locally crafted hickory-topped island, hidden pantry that doubles as an office, and a water reclamation system that supplies irrigation for the garden.

— Deb Lucas

83 Bates

83 Bates Avenue SE

Owners Damon and Molly Sgrignoli have transformed their cozy 1935 bungalow into a warm, open space filled with personal touches that’s perfect for entertaining friends and family. A 2014 renovation included opening the kitchen wall and installing new cabinets and counters. The dining room wall is filled with photos and memorabilia, and the hallway “wall paper” was crafted from Damon’s aunt Jen’s postcard collection. Damon spent several years removing kudzu and weeds from the yard, replacing them with native plants, including a buckeye tree from Oakland Cemetery and a bed of irises that pre-date the civil war, given to him by a Powder Springs woman he considered his Southern grandmother. The couple continues to pay it forward by sharing them with friends and neighbors.

— Deb Lucas

Photos by Stephanie Howard Photography