Home & Design

First Look: the Spring Valley House Tour

SOME OF US go to open houses not to check out what’s on the market but to glean ideas for our own homes. Actually, probably most of us do that. But these days, especially when some houses are selling in a matter of days, sometimes without any open house at all, I get by with decorator show houses and house tours. The ticket price generally goes to a good cause, and the houses are inhabited by real people.

Granted, the “real people” who allow their homes to be invaded for charity have a certain self-confidence that the design choices they’ve made, often with professional help, will do them proud.

Eight such homes will be showcased at the Fourth Annual Palisade Village House Tour, this time focusing on the lush Northwest Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Spring Valley. The tour takes place on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11am to 4pm. Tickets are $35 on the day of the tour, or $30 purchased in advance.

Palisades Village is an organization that provides services to seniors living in the Washington neighborhoods of Berkley, Foxhall, Kent, Palisades, Spring Valley and Wesley Heights.

—Nancy McKeon

Nancy is managing editor of MyLittleBird.com and wrote most recently about the D.C. Design House.


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