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Spring Home Tours to Put on Your Calendar

Sneak a peek inside our area’s most spectacular homes and gardens.


Sagatov Homes Tour: Saturday, April 23

Love contemporary architecture? Then you’ll love Sagatov Design + Build’s annual tour of Arlington homes (some remodels, some new construction). This year’s tour will include a stop at principal Yuri Sagatov’s most recent project—a “vintage industrial” net-zero home that runs without the use of fossil fuels. sagatovhomes.com

Falls Church-Arlington Historic Garden Week Tour: Tuesday, April 26

Held during Historic Garden Week and hosted by the Garden Club of Fairfax, this hop-skip around town will highlight Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, Arts and Crafts and Victorian architecture, mostly in Falls Church City, including two homes on the National Register of Historic Places. Green spaces will showcase four 100-year-old holly trees, garden “rooms” delineated by mature boxwoods, an herb garden and a garden of Victorian-era plants. www.vagardenweek.org

Love Quilt Project Home & Garden Tour: Saturday, April 30

Proceeds from this event bene-fit the Love Quilt Project, an Arlington-based nonprofit that comforts South African children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic with handmade quilts. (The quilts feature art squares designed by American children and foster friendship through art.) The tour of four or five stunning homes in Arlington, Falls Church and McLean also includes a craft fair and tea. lovequiltproject.org

Tuckahoe Elementary 16th Annual Home & Garden Tour: Saturday, May 14

The annual showcase of remodeled Arlington residences and gardens is a fundraiser to support Tuckahoe Elementary’s award-winning Discovery Schoolyard, an outdoor learning program. tuckahoetour.org

14th Annual Arlington Green Home & Garden Tour: Sunday, June 5

Looking to go green? See how other Arlington homeowners have embraced energy-efficient and water-saving technologies, solar power, native plants, rain gardens, rain barrels, wildlife habitats and other sustainable
elements. Sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services. www.arlingtonenvironment.org