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Tour Homes of the Grove Park

Take the Grove Park Sunset Mountain Tour of Homes

The Grove Park Sunset Mountain neighborhood will hold its fifth annual Tour of Homes Sunday, September 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., showcasing ten unique homes in the Grove Park historic area. Featured this year are a completely restored Richard Sharp Smith masterpiece; a 1950s home once owned by the editor of the Saturday Evening Post; the Grove Park Inn’s Presidential Cottage, which is a replica of Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon; and a total renovation of a magnificent family home on Sunset Parkway.

“Contrary to popular belief, Grove Park has all types of housing,” says event organizer Suzanne Escovitz. “There are turn of the last century farmhouses, stone bungalows, 1920s era condos, classic Arts and Crafts, groovy mid-century moderns, kicked-up doublewides, and total new builds.”

Tour Homes of the Grove Park

All tour proceeds go directly to the restoration and maintenance of this neighborhood’s three historic public parks: E.W. Grove Park, Sunset Parkway, and the Griffing Rose Garden, which are maintained by the neighborhood in partnership with the City of Asheville. “It’s a good example of a public/private partnership that works,” Suzanne says. “We created the Tour of Homes to raise money to help us keep up our end of the bargain and preserve these treasured parks for anyone in Asheville to enjoy.”

Ample parking is available at the Grove Park Inn Country Club—at the intersection of Country Club and Club View Road. Continuous trolley service between all stops is included in the ticket price.

Advance tickets are $20 and available now at Metro Wines, Avenue M, Mobilia, Four Corners Home in the Grove Arcade, Home Source on Charlotte Street, and City Bakery’s Charlotte Street location. You can also purchase advance tickets via Paypal at gp-smna.org. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour at the Grove Park Inn Country Club for $25. For more information, visit gp-smna.org or contact Suzanne Escovitz at sescovitz@charter.net or 828.254.4400.

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