We invite you along with your family and friends to visit our elegant Detroit neighborhood once again, on Sunday, September 9, 2018, from 10 am to 5 pm. Tour by bus or stroll through our beautiful tree-lined streets to visit six unique homes that showcase a variety of architectural styles from the 1920s through the 1960s. Each home is beautiful and unique with architectural elements that display the best of Detroit craftsmanship through the years.
The tour is spread throughout the neighborhood with homes on Muirland, Fairfield, Wildemere, Oak, and Parkside. In addition to the home tour the bus guides will be delighting riders with history of the neighborhood and will highlight some of the prominent people who once lived in these homes. If you prefer walking you can enjoy some of the beautiful elevations and landscaped front gardens throughout the neighborhood.
Homes on the tour were built between 1927 and 1967. The tour will highlight the painstaking renovation of these homes over the years. Come and see the loving work that these homeowners have put into their home to uncover and highlight the beautiful details of the past. On display is how each homeowner has stayed true to the character of the home while blending the past and present with both historic and modern features.
We are also proud to feature a Mid-Century Modern home this year that was home to one of the first African American families in the neighborhood. This Parkside home was designed by the firm Hi Fashion Homes of Detroit™ and the original designs can be seen on display in the home.
Architectural highlights of the tour include Pewabic tiles, diamond-pane windows, intricate plaster work, carved wooden arches, chandeliers, leaded stained glass windows, marble floors and window-sills and beautiful hardwood floors. Two of the homes have renovated and combined bedrooms to create luxurious master bedroom suites.
The University District neighborhood is located between 7 Mile, Woodward, McNichols, and Livernois. You can walk, drive yourself, or take our bus from home to home. Enjoy lunch or a snack from food truck, Rolling Stoves, at the tour start location. Registration and tour start at Gesu Church, 17180 Oak Drive, Detroit.