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Druid Hills Tour of Homes: 1156 Springdale

Tour set for April 20 to 22

The Druid Hills Tour of Homes is set for April 20 through 22.

Leading up to the tour, learn more about each of the five homes on the tour.

About 1156 Springdale, courtesy of tour organizers:

A stately white brick house overlooking a broad lawn, the home of Dr. Janet McNicholl and Dr. Robert Linkins was built in 1917 in the style of the Italian Renaissance Revival.

The tiled hipped roof and iron railing are typical of the time, though the brick detail is unusual, notes Cynthia Tauxe, a preservation architect. Ms. Tauxe redesigned the house after a large tree fell through its roof while the family was living in Bangkok in 2005.

Working long-distance with the homeowners, she reconfigured the second floor and modified the first floor rooms without changing the footprint.

The house features geothermal heating and cooling and a well for irrigation.

Clean lines and neutral colors accenture prints, photographs, paintings, and furnishings collected during five years in Thailand.

If you go: Druid Hills Tour of Homes; Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets for the tour can be purchased on the Druid Hills Tour of Homes website.

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