Thursday, 4/28 -
This tour features an enviable mix of homes from different periods, in styles ranging from Federal to midcentury modern to Dutch colonial to ranch-cum-modernist. All of these houses are situated on expansive, mature, and beautifully landscaped wooded lots. Outdoors, the tour showcases parterre and avian gardens, a bluestone water wall and a native azalea sanctuary.
In the heart of Westhampton, the Tuckahoe Terrace neighborhood emerged as a streetcar suburb in the early decades of the 20th century, but this tour spans four centuries with the seamless inclusion of a 1798 house moved to Matoaka Road in 1941. Federal style, a refinement of Georgian style, was made popular by the 1927 commencement of the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, and experienced a tremendous renaissance in 1930s and 1940s Richmond. Developers Eugene West and Matt Will built many variations on this style in Tuckahoe Terrace, a portion of the old Glenburnie estate. Generations later, the neighborhood is prized for early-20th-century craftsmanship, including brick construction supporting heavy Buckingham slate roofs, fine millwork and fenestration. The original architectural refinement is respected in each of these properties remodeled and designed for a 21st-century lifestyle.
Advance ticket price: $45. Day of tour: $50
Richmond 3-day advance pass: $130. Day of tour: $135