From the Logan Circle Community Association:
“The 33rd Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour will be held Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year’s theme, Restoration & Renewal, reflects the revitalization of the Logan Circle neighborhood and the ongoing improvements that continue to define the community as a premiere place to visit and live.
More than 10 unique properties that represent a mix of historical architecture and modern renovations will be open to the public for a self-guided tour. Relish the architecture, interior design, and art during an afternoon of sights as well as live music and a Wassail Reception with refreshments at the Studio Theatre at 14th and P Streets from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. the day of the event.
“The Logan Circle neighborhood has undergone and continues to undergo tremendous change.” says Dara Duguay, 2011 House Tour Chairperson. “This change has been very positive for the community as homes are being restored and new businesses are opening. As you walk around the neighborhood, you can just feel the vibrancy.”
On the tour is an 1800’s Victorian home that has been restored to its original grandeur by recent owners while adding a striking contemporary touch throughout. Also featured this year is an 1877 home built in Second Empire Style that was remodeled in the 1980s and boasts much of the original interior detail including its wood moldings and a graceful, curved staircase which ascends toward the skylight overhead.
For a more modern feel, tour-goers can visit The Metro on picturesque Church Street. The penthouse features a unique, sun-drenched open living space and views to the East and West. The owners made judicious use of glass furniture to give the room a more open feel, including a glass dining table.
Tickets for the House Tour can be purchased in advance for $25 at the Logan Circle Community Association web site (www.LoganCircle.org) via Eventbrite or on the day of the tour at the Studio Theatre, 14th and P Streets for $30. Pre-sales tickets holders can check-in and start the tour at the Studio Theatre.
Washington Fine Properties is the Platinum sponsor for the 2011 tour. Advance tickets will also be sold at the following locations: Azi’s Café, 1336 9th St.; Axis Salon,1509, Connecticut Ave.; Barrel House Liquor, 1341 14th Street; Logan Hardware, 1416 P Street; and 5th Street Ace Hardware, 1055 5th St.
Logan Circle’s 50 square blocks are rich in history, architecture and a vibrant mixture of residents, art galleries and businesses. Since 1978 the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) hosts the annual house tour. The proceeds from which continue the LCCA’s philanthropic and community development efforts throughout the neighborhood. To find out more about LCCA, go to www.LoganCircle.org.”