This year Charlotte Family Housing is thrilled to be the focus agency of the Dilworth Cares outreach program. Our partnership kicks off with the 40th Annual Dilworth Home Tour taking place on Friday, September 21st from 5-9pm and Saturday, September 22nd from 10am-4pm. On the tour you will have the opportunity to see nine historical and beautiful homes, from Greek Revival style to a Georgian style exterior with a modern interior.
All of these homes have a fascinating story and I’m sure the walls could tell us more if they could talk. Here are just a few highlights of the homes on the tour.
505 Magnolia Avenue use to be situated near Crockett Field, home of Charlotte’s minor league baseball team. The door entrance to this home has been beautifully decorated by BLACKLION and while visiting don’t forget to enter for a chance at your very own custom door decoration from BLACKLION.
428 Kingston Street was built in 1905 and later converted into apartments and suffered neglect, which made the house eligible for demolition in the 70’s. In 1989 the home was saved and renovated. The current owner has an amazing backyard landscape you won’t want to miss with bluestone patio, a pool, koi pond, and pergola.
1017 Isleworth Avenue is a Georgian style home with a modern décor designed by Crazy Jane’s. Come meet Crazy Jane’s owner, Tom Holley, while visiting this eclectic home and learn about his work. This home also houses the owner’s full-functioning woodworking shop, which you will be able to see.
1156 Linganore Place displays the original deed for the land, which went for $100 in 1973. There is a very special story about the stained glass window in the master bedroom that you will not want to miss hearing.
416 Kingston Avenue has a non-electric doorbell, something you don’t hear of these days, along with murals in the dining room and six coal-burning fireplaces (non-working).
1901 Dilworth Road boasts artwork by the homeowner’s favorite figurative painter, Francis Bacon. If touring on Friday night you may want to plan on staying awhile as the homeowner will be playing with his band, Roadkil, and you may hear from some other musicians.
1915 Winthrop Avenue was part of Charlotte Consolidated Construction Company’s master plan for the Dilworth neighborhood, built in 1900. The current owners have kept its historical appeal, while blending it with today’s open floor plan.
635 Diana Drive has a basement playroom that will bring out the inner child in you. The walkout basement also spills out in to the backyard.
1516 Lynway Drive is the only home on the tour that is a newly custom built home.
You won’t want to miss the wine tasting on Friday night of the tour at The Wine Shop, 2442 Park Road in Park Square Shopping Center from 5-9pm for ticketholders. Enter for a chance at a case of assorted fine wines valued at $250 and your ticket allows you 15% off any purchase, except items on sale or with a red tag.
Tickets are $20 each and available for purchase online at www.DilworthOnline.org and in person at Paper Skyscraper, BLACKLION (Dilworth), Park Road Books, Dilworth Drug, and T. Reid & Company.
Don’t forget, 20% of the proceeds from this event support Charlotte Family Housing!