Annual tour spans century of home design
Blue Heron home on Northville Home Tour
Sept. 17, 2014 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
A rare glimpse into five of the most interesting homes in Northville will be offered during a tour sponsored by the American Association of University Women this Saturday.
The annual home tour, a fundraiser for the group, will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sept. 20. Whether visitors are touring the featured 1800s Victorian, the 1990s lakeside condo, or any of the other homes, guests set their own pace while hearing the history of the dwellings from stationed docents. This year, ticket holders also get exclusive access to a bonus garden party from 2-5 p.m. at Starring “The Gallery” at 118 W. Main St. in Northville on tour day. Free refreshments will be provided by Edwards’ Café and ticket holders will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases.
Homes for tour are an original mid-1800s Victorian, a newly-constructed Victorian style, a 1980s renovated two- story, the Pheasant Hills home of a well-known custom builder, and a Blue Heron Pointe condominium on the water. More than 30 local businesses help sponsor the event.
Now in its 19th consecutive year, the home tour is the major fund-raising event of the Northville-Novi branch of the American Association of University Women. Funds support educational scholarships and community events to promote achievement in local girls and women. Nationally, the organization promotes equity, education and development for women around the world.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.aauwnn.org or at the following businesses:
• Starring “The Gallery,” 118 W. Main St., Northville
• Gardenviews, 117 E. Main St., Northville
• Pear-Aphernalia, 184 E. Main St., Northville
• Meadowbrook Art Center, 41200 Ten Mile Road, Novi
• Calico Corners, 25875 Novi Road., Novi
• Northville Chamber of Commerce, 195 S. Main St., Northville
For more information, contact Home Tour Chair Jane Hecker, (734) 276-6160.