Every year The Twig group organizes and opens to the public an impressive collection of historic homes in Alexandria.
The purpose of this tour is not just to satisfy the curiosity of nosy neighbors, but to raise funds for their organization which is dedicated to providing financial aid, volunteer service, and support to Alexandria Hospital.
As a thank you to the homeowners, and a way of ensuring each house truly looks
its best, The Twig asks local flowers shops if they will donate a floral centerpiece to
the charity. This year we have the pleasure of providing something really special
for a great client of ours less then a block away on South Fairfax Street!
We went with a bold
sunflower and lemon yellow harvest look to compliment the homeowners Italian
heritage and taste and also echo the start of Fall!
Wheat and lemons bring an organic feel to these nature inspired designs.
As an unexpected detail, and a signature design element of our shop, each vase is wrapped in moss, giving an elegant but rustic feel to the formal dining room.
The 73rd annual tour looks to include a variety of different homes styles, and with
weather projected to be in the 80’s its going to be a great day for strolling the
streets of old town!
For more information, please visit The Twig or see info below.
The 73rd Annual Historic Alexandria Homes
Tour will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Saturday September 27, 2014.
This year’s tour includes:
• A home on the National Register of
Historic Places, lovingly restored;
• Homes first owned by freed slaves;
• A home first built in the 1700s and one in
which today’s owners still maintain
original features of the home;
• A home that was once a grocery and
another that was first a tannery;
• A very small home, built in the 1800s that
has been remodeled with impressive
creative use of space;
• Two homes whose owners are artists in
their own right, displaying their artwork
throughout their homes.
Tickets are $35 each if purchased in advance
and $40 on the day of the tour.
Tickets are now available during business
hours at the Twig Thrift Shop, 106 N.
Columbus Street and at the Ramsey House
Visitor Center on King Street, Old Town.
On the day of the tour, tickets will be
available at the Twig Thrift Shop, at the
Ramsey House Visitor Center, King Street,
and at the Elliott Garden, Old Presbyterian
Each ticket holder may exchange his or her
ticket for one tour book and map beginning at
9:30 a.m. tour day (Sept 27). All tickets
benefit Alexandria Hospital and are nonrefundable.
This year’s Homes Tour is sponsored by:
Babs Beckwith, McEnearney Associates; Sue Goodhart, The Goodhart
Group; Long & Foster; McEnearney Associates; Victoria Sanchez, Victoria at
Home; and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty !