A modern pool and garden, open to visitors as part of the Reston Home Tour on October 16.

Autumn House Tours

Homeowners open their doors to the public

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2010

This fall, owners of a number of beautiful homes in DC, Maryland and Virginia will open their doors to the public for annual tours. Whether visitors want to brush up on history during Alexandria’s historic home tour or explore a seaside mansion after a day at the beach, opportunities abound throughout the months of September and October. The list below should get you started.

WASHINGTON, DC
26th Annual Kalorama House and Embassy Tour
September 25
The Woodrow Wilson House opens the gates to some of
Washington’s most spectacular embassies and private residences. www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org

Dupont Circle House Tour
October 17
This tour features some of 16th Street’s most spectacular condos, mansions and small homes, including the freestanding “O House;” it ends with a tea party. www.dupont-circle.org

VIRGINIA
69th Annual Tour of Historic Alexandria Homes
September 25
Tour six homes in Old Town Alexandria and discover how traditional elements can be intertwined with modern amenities. http://thetwig.org

The 9th Annual Reston Home Tour
October 16
View the interiors and gardens of five privately owned residences emphasizing superior architecture and design. www.restonmuseum.org

MARYLAND
The 6th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour
September 23 and 24
Visit unique Ocean City homes, varying from bungalows to waterfront estates. www.artleagueofoceancity.org

The 55th Annual Potomac Country House Tour
October 2 and 3
Tour four houses during this charity fundraiser, which ends with
a gourmet lunch at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, Maryland. www.potomaccountryhousetour.org

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