The Heights Heritage Home & Garden Tour is sponsored by Heights Community Congress (HCC), and the 2014 tour theme “Art of the Home” is a tribute to Cleveland Heights’ legacy of artistic and historic homes in a community with a strong background and recognition as "Home to the Arts."
2014 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Just as fall begins to sweep its striking palette of colors across northeast Ohio, the 37th annual Heights Heritage Home & Garden Tour curates a pleasing exhibit of the cozy comforts of home juxtaposed with exquisite garden grandeur. The self-guided tour of seven homes and three gardens takes place Sunday, September 21, from noon to 6 p.m., and includes refreshment stops at two Lee Road locations:
The Wine Spot and Heights Arts from 2 to 4 pm.
Each of the seven homes and three gardens on the tour presents a gallery of the unique architecture, style and personality of a diverse community painted with historic elegance, modern sophistication and touches of eclectic whimsy.
Highlights of this year’s tour stops include:
A sparkling 1924 classical English cottage with crisp details, glistening chandeliers, historic furniture and a stunning ballroom of mirrored glass. Note the fine craftsmanship in this artful renovation.
A 1954 dwelling presenting contemporary architecture and artworks—including glass pieces by Dale Chihuly, among others. An original dome-shaped skylight and windows stretching the entire perimeter of the living area put one with nature throughout the home.
A tastefully restored 1914 home presents original stately character while incorporating modern luxuries. Explore the grand entry with curved ceiling over stairway, enviable closet/dressing room and spectacular views from the dining room’s curved wall of windows.
An enchanting carriage house built between 1899 and 1900 and converted into a living space in 1910 blends rustic with refined. The master bedroom features walls of original barn siding and opens up to a spacious deck.
A 2005 townhouse on adaptive reuse property carries out the historic Tudor-style of the neighborhood with touches of modern flair. Soaring windows illuminate regional and folk art from travels local and abroad.
A tranquil courtyard garden maximizes space and interest with a clever mix of pots for texture and height. Find cool shade and a soothing fountain among ferns and climbing hydrangea set against a backdrop of mature evergreens.