Posted: May 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM [May 29, 2012]
The Ann Arbor City Club is hosting the oldest home tour in the State of Michigan! Once again they have rounded up six incredible homes, each with a story to tell. The farmhouse at 2505 Geddes dates from 1887 and has a surprise for you when you peek out of the kitchen window. The mid-century modern at 1052 Arlington was designed and built, and is owned by Bob Metcalf, a retired dean of the School of Architecture at UM. Bob will be there on tour day to answer questions. The ranch at 2360 Londonderry is flooded with light from its fourteen skylights. This home is also filled with Chinese art. Across the street at 2505 Londonderry is a former colonial, which now sports a Craftsman façade. Nearly every room in this home has been updated and renovated by the craftswoman who lives within. Around the corner at 1505 Sheridan is a ranch which is filled with family antiques and wonderful woven wall hangings done by the owner’s daughter, Lois Bryant. Lois has a computerized loom in this home which is the size of a large room. The house also has an indoor lap pool! The last home is in Ives Woods and was designed by Fiske Kimball at the beginning of the last century. It is a Greek Revival which has been renovated in a fashion which is in keeping with its hundred year old origins. The owners have used antiques and folk art to accomplish this.
Tickets for the tour are $15 and may be purchased in advance at the AA City Club at 1830 Washtenaw Ave., or on the day of the tour at any of the homes or at the club. Tour hours are 10AM to 5PM on Sunday, June 3. The club is also hosting a public brunch on tour day from 11:30 to 1:30 for $12. Reservations appreciated for the brunch. 734-662-3279 or annarborcityclub.org.