Looking for the latest “pinspiration” for your home? This weekend is the 43 Annual Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens.
The main tour starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 17 and goes until 5 p.m. If you’d like to make a weekend out of it, there is a Pre-Tour and Party on Saturday, September 16. The Saturday tour goes from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. with the party following after from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
The tour offers an inside look at some of the most beautiful homes in the Short North Neighborhood. This year, the tour is happy to add a luxury condo at The Dakota to the list.
Along the tour route, a free trolly will be available to guests that wish to ride between houses!
The preview party will be hosted this year by the famous “Circus House”. Guests can enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres as they socialize in one of Columbus’ most iconic houses. The Circus House will not be on the Tour of Homes, so if you’re interested in seeing it up close, you should purchase tickets for the preview party.
The homes on this year’s tours range from brand new builds to remodeled Victorian homes.
134 Warren St.
This 1,900 square foot home is in the heart of Italian Village. It was built nearly a century ago in 1920 and fully remodeled in 2015. The home features two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and four fireplaces. Be sure to take an extra peek at the outdoor kitchen!
The Dakota, 845 N High St.
Owner Malcolm Riggle combined two penthouse suites to create his dream, downtown home at 845 N High St. This 3,100 square foot home features a gourmet kitchen, storage, three bedrooms, three full baths, a living room, dining area, a media room, four fireplaces, and a large master bath including a steam room and luxurious shower room with sunken jetted tub and walk-in closet. It also has one of the best outdoor spaces on the tour, an 80-foot long, roughly 600 square foot balcony, perfect for entertaining.
1154 Neil Ave.
This home was built in the early 1900s and boasts 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms. The coolest element of this house isn’t inside at all. In the back yard, Tour-goers will be treated to a unique, handcrafted Treehouse. Built by the owners from plans by Nelson Treehouse, it definitely turns this house into a home.
933 Hunter Ave.
Built in 2015, owners Jordan and Megan Tarrier wanted a newer home on a small lot that blended into their older neighborhood. The home was completed in early 2017 and features three full floors of living space. There is a second-floor outdoor space, high end, custom cabinetry, and a gorgeous master suite.
835 Park St.
If you’ve attended the Short North Tour of Homes before, you may recognize this 1920’s home. Owners Haley Boehning and Charlie Goodlad had their home featured in 2008, but they are back this year after finally completing their vision for the house. From the chef’s kitchen to the amazing backyard, this home is sure to be a favorite on the tour.
783 Summit St.
This six bedroom home is a new build in the Short North area. With over 2,600 square feet of living space and high end, modern finishes. Owners Ingrid and Mike Navarro finished construction of the home they affectionately call “Big Blue” in 2016.
411 W 6th Ave.
This house may be an attached home, but it still has five bedrooms and nearly 2,500 square feet. Originally purchased with the intent to flip and sell, owners Jim and Sue Farmer decided that they’d rather make the move to the neighborhood than sell the house. This home also features a 600 square foot, finished basement and a 150 square foot sunroom.
303 W 7th Ave.
This home may have only been built in 2009, but it blends seamlessly into the Short North neighborhood. It boasts an open concept inside with three floors of living space. The home has ample storage, including a two car garage. It also has two master suites, one complete with a jacuzzi tub.
207 Wilber Ave.
This beautiful home was built in 1895, but its current renovations started in 2013 when owner Aaron Borchers purchased the home. Over the past few years, the home has seen a complete makeover, with an addition on the back of the house, the relocation of the front door, and a wall of glass. There are many high-end touches throughout the house, including Carerra marble and modern cabinetry.