Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$35 – Day of Tour
To purchase tickets, please visit
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
4700 Whitehaven Parkway, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
Come Learn About The Residential History of This Corner of DC Near the Potomac River: Palisades Village House Tour, Saturday, October 17th
Curious about how architects design spaces to live — when it’s not for a client but instead for their own living space? See how three of the homes on this year’s Palisades Village House Tour were reconfigured, renovated, and modernized by their architect owners on Saturday, October 17, 11 am to 5 pm.
This year’s Palisades Village House Tour will include a sampling of vintage, traditional, and mid-century modern homes—with highlights like a Japanese-style home in a Zen-like garden setting and a house that was ahead of its time and one of the first examples of modernism in DC.
The third annual tour benefits Palisades Village, a nonprofit organization that helps area neighbors in Berkley, Foxhall, Kent, Palisades, Spring Valley, and Wesley Heights stay in their homes as they age.
Neighborhood residents serve as docents in each house and will recount the history of the homes and offer information on architectural details and interior features of the house. Local real estate agents active in the neighborhood are each sponsoring a house and will be on hand to welcome visitors.
Among the highlights this year:
- A 1949 mid-century modern that was ahead of its time when its well-known architect sited the house to take advantage of weather patterns and incorporated leading-edge green features into the home.
- An 1891 Victorian farmhouse perched atop a hill overlooking a tree-lined block in Wesley Heights.
- A 1921 gable-roofed Victorian with a three-level expansion by its architect owner at the rear overlooking Battery Kemble Park.
- A Japanese-style home built in 1958 for a local district judge and one time owned by a former presidential candidate offers a total departure from the Washington scene with its tranquil setting and style.
- A 1957 split-level ranch-style house on one of the Palisades country-like lanes has been updated and reconfigured by its architect owner.
The community-building event will include refreshments on the grounds of St. David’s Episcopal Church, 5150 Macomb Street, NW from 2-4 p.m. and music by the Cabin John Dixieland Band.