2025 Tour of Homes: April 25-27 | Festival: Sat April 26 & Sun April 27

Tour of Homes

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

About the Tour of Homes 2025

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We are thrilled that Cathy and Bo Bradshaw, two of the early Inman Park pioneers, have their Hurt Street home on this year’s tour. And as a multi-generational, extended-family treat, you can also visit the homes of Cathy and Bo’s son Ward on Waverly Way, their daughter Jane on Edgewood Avenue, and Cathy’s sister Judy on DeKalb Avenue, all of which are featured on this year’s tour

In addition to family ties, our 52nd Inman Park Tour of Homes offers architectural delights for everyone, showcasing Victorians, Bungalows, American Four Squares, Classic Revivals, American Small Houses, townhomes, and loft conversions in former industrial buildings. Be sure to visit the Inman Park United Methodist Church, which has been on tour every year since 1972.

Important Details

  • One child under 12, no ticket required, may accompany and be supervised by each ticketed adult.
  • Tour tickets are valid for the entire weekend of Festival but each house can only be visited once per ticket.
  • Digital tickets may be used as is with QR codes (photo IDs required), or may be exchanged for paper tickets during Festival. 

53rd Inman Park Tour of Homes

As you enjoy this year’s offering of amazing homes and stroll our beautiful tree-lined streets, click on each address to learn more.

Heading west on Lake Avenue, near Krog Street Market, you’ll notice an oddly shaped building with elegant blackwrought-iron accents and a brightly painted mural on its broad side. Built for $1250 in 1907 by prominent developer Fitzhugh Knox as a neighborhood store, it served commercial purposes for 80 years: first, as a grocery until around the 1950s; then, as a plumbing supply company, which stored old appliances and toilets in the side yard; and finally in the 1990s, as a heating and air conditioning business.
A renovation in the 1990s turned the unit into a residence, creating a cozy, loft-like space with exposed ceiling beams, original hardwood floors, and a lovely, enclosed front terrace. Since then, a series of owners have left their individual creative marks on the building. A contemporary spiral staircase connects the floors of this airy, two-level dwelling. On the lower level, original siding from 1907 can be seen. The walls are adorned with Josh’s eclectic art collection, which includes traditional pieces, flea market finds, and vibrant watercolors of his family.
As an Atlanta native, Josh is happy to be living in his delightful home, a quirky and charming reminder of Inman Park’s commercial history
Built in 1909, this corner charmer has been Brett’s home for nine years. He’s just completed a major renovation and addition, which he designed himself.
Dramatic black and white elements set the stage in the highceilinged rooms, which are flooded with light from the guestroom loft and wrap-around porch. The medallion insets in the living room chimney are original. Legend has it the stained glass, with its curious symbols, was installed in the 1970s after a drunk driver plowed through the living room after a “big night” at the Albert’s predecessor.

Brett’s renovations gutted the kitchen and powder room, expanded the mudroom & primary bath, and added the primary closet. The new primary bath combines modern and classic elements, featuring American Restoration tile, a clawfoot tub, and a custom black-marble-and-walnut vanity. The renovated kitchen’s vaulted ceiling and triangular skylights feature new lighting, and the custom cabinets, quartzite counters, and walnut arches create a beautiful and efficient space. Peek into the kitchen’s powder room for a bold surprise. Also added last year were the rear patio and grill station. Don’t miss the metal sculpture at the corner of Lake & Hale installed in the 1970s to thwart future drunk drivers.

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Ward has a deep knowledge and appreciation of Inman Park: He grew up just a few hundred yards from this striking contemporary Craftsman-style house, built in 2000, where he and Lauren are raising their children.
The gracious front porch leads to an entrance hall in which a purpleheart wood sculpture of a protein molecule, created by Lauren’s scientist father, sits next to the staircase. The front room, which the Bradshaws affectionately named the “Sunrise Room,” displays two paintings they bought at previous Inman Park festivals. The downstairs pocket doors showcase stained glass with a dragonfly motif that also appears above the fireplace and in the entryway cabinetry. Detailed artisan carpentry can be seen throughout, and the architecture of the open, light-filled rooms is enhanced by Stickley furniture. Ward is himself a skilled craftsman. Take special note of the unique dining-room chandelier he designed and built from old hay trolleys.
The primary bedroom suite, tucked away in the back, evokes a tree house with its expansive views of woodland. The back porch and the rear patio, so connected to nature, make it hard to believe that this splendid home is nestled so close to downtown Atlanta.
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This well preserved 1906 house was for 80 years the home of the Cagle family. Miss Jane, one of the six Cagle sisters, had lived here all her life before she sold it in 1979. The house was subsequently purchased by Merritt in 2005. This spacious craftsman-style residence has maintained its original features, including early 1900s woodwork and beautiful heart pine floors and fixtures, even though it underwent a major remodeling project that doubled the space to 4,000 square feet. The project added a new kitchen, living room, screenedin porch, and master suite. It also included digging out and finishing the basement space into a study and a TV and entertainment room, providing a great hangout space for the teenagers in the household.
Merritt and Sarah are excited about their current plans to update the house and further blend their two unique design styles. It will be fun to see the results during the Tour of Homes.
Be sure and notice the extensive designed garden areas and landscaping by Spencer Tunnell, as well as the panoramic views of Freedom Park just across the street.
When Steve purchased this Craftsman-style home in 1976, it was divided into four uninhabitable apartments. After he married Marge in 1987, they built out the upstairs level to include a master suite with outdoor porch and a guest bedroom, bath, and office.
A welcoming front porch leads into a spacious living room with original oak floors, which, in turn, opens onto the dining room—perfect for entertaining. There you will find furniture and decorative items from Marge’s family along with sweetgrass baskets from her native Charleston. At the back, the kitchen and keeping room feature oak floors Steve salvaged from a nearby church property. The Sellers Hoosier cabinet was a flea market find. The wall of fishes, by the late Atlanta artist Janie Wright, look like wood but, being made from gourds, the pieces are virtually weightless.
Upstairs, the outdoor porch is a relaxing area with a handsome tongue-and-groove ceiling. The master bathroom baseboard consists of marble tile salvaged years ago from apartments on Peachtree Street. The Hayses brought the upstairs hallway runners and living room rug home from Turkey. At the back, the office’s large windows provide a great view. Steve’s childhood toys are displayed on a bench above a toolbox that belonged to Marge’s grandfather.
Cathy and Bo met soon after buying houses on this block in 1971 and 1972, becoming Inman Park pioneers as they began restoring their homes. They soon became vigorous advocates for preserving and revitalizing the neighborhood as well. Among their many community-focused projects were the fight to stop a planned freeway through this and surrounding neighborhoods; supporting down-zoning and, later, historic zoning; and saving and restoring the Trolley Barn. From the first Inman Park Festival through today, the Bradshaws continue to fight for the community they helped create.
This 1908 Craftsman bungalow is a Sears, Roebuck & Co. kit house. The Bradshaws painstakingly restored it themselves, maintaining the structure’s original design and features. Most of the woodwork—including the intricate diamond-paned windows—has been hand stripped and refinished. In the kitchen, the marble and butcher-block counters, sink, window seat, mantel, and beveled and cut-glass windows were all salvaged from local buildings.

Note Cathy and Bo’s collections of locally made pottery, wooden crank toys, and painted gourds. A favorite item is the dining-room side table made by their son from recycled flooring and iron. From the back porch, which hosts material about the 1980s Road Fight, you can see the adjoining back yards—once filled with junk and kudzu—known as “The Hollow.”

Cathy and Bo are part of an extended Inman Park family. Both of their children as well as Cathy’s sister have graciously opened their homes for this year’s tour.

This house has an entertaining history: over 300 parties have been hosted here. Many of them were attended by Congressman John Lewis and Mayor Maynard Jackson during the 1980s effort to prevent a four-lane highway from cutting through Inman Park and surrounding neighborhoods.
Mariel and Jeff Borowitz and their four young children moved to this beautiful Victorian last spring. Built in the 1890s, it contains craftsmanlike details throughout, including stainedglass windows, a built-in china cabinet in the dining room, and a Dutch door opening onto the side porch. Note the Victorian fretwork panels above two doorways, the huge pocket doors, the finely carved mantels, and the large windows that provide abundant natural light. In the days before air conditioning, transom windows over interior doors helped air flow throughout the house.
Additional craftsmanship is seen in the splendid stairway that leads to the upper level and master suite with its light-filled bathroom. Look for original door knobs and decorative door hinges. A separate stairway ascends to the third floor and the children’s rooms. A fantastic room on the front of the house makes a great reading nook and play area. Overall, this big house is a great place to be a kid.
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After the Civil War ended, building supplies and money were in short supply. Yet a small group of parishioners gathered to meet—first in homes, then in a small brush arbor, and finally in a wood-frame church in the Edgewood community. They founded the Inman Park Methodist Church, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. Twenty-three-year-old architect Willis Franklin Denny II (1874–1905) designed the current Romanesque-style sanctuary, constructed of Stone Mountain granite at a cost of $12,620. The cornerstone was laid on September 6, 1897, and the building was dedicated on April 17, 1898.
On the sanctuary walls, large patches of “Denny Blue” calcimine finish can still be seen. Coca-Cola Corporation founder Asa Candler commissioned one of the large stained-glass windows as a tribute to his mother, Martha Beall Candler, at a cost of $125; he had it inscribed with the phrase, “She hath done what she could” (Mark 14:8).
Service to the community is a strong tradition in Inman Park. At the communion rail of this church, Asa Candler gave his brother, Bishop Warren Candler, a check for one million dollars to found Emory University.
As Inman Park and the surrounding neighborhoods continue to thrive, so does this church, reflecting the diversity and uniqueness of the community.
A large front porch with skylights welcomes you to this early 1900s foursquare. Jane and Keith and their son moved here last July from their home on Waddell Street, which happened to have the same basic floor plan as this.
The craftsmanship of days-gone-by can be seen in the double front doors, heart-pine floors, and built-in cabinets. The built-in bench below the stairs and the large pocket door between the living room and dining room were also popular features of such early-twentieth-century houses. The rear of the house features a large screened-in porch overlooking a back yard that the youngest Burnette declares “infinitely bigger” than their previous one.
Upstairs you’ll find the primary bedroom and bath with ample closet space—a rare luxury in these old homes. The son’s room is a young man’s dream space with decorative lights Jane brought back from a trip she made to Mexico while expecting him. A guest bedroom and second full bathroom complete the space.

Plans are underway to finish the large basement to create a playroom, office, garden area, music room, full bathroom, and closets. The front porch is a favorite spot to hang out and greet neighbors.

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Inman Park’s only Neel Reid residence sits elegantly above Springvale Park, surrounded by nature, yet close to downtown Atlanta. Francoise and Will moved here from the suburbs in 2021, besotted at first sight.
Previous owners have left their imprints on this gracious home which, for years in the mid-1900s, served as a boarding house. Many original features have survived from Reid’s 1911 design—the tiled front vestibule, inlaid-wood floors, delicate wood-trimmed cut-outs, and the bold wooden doors to the garage-cum-carriage house. The Drapers’ extensive art collection, which includes many paintings by Will, complements the design of their home. Works by nationally and internationally renowned southern artists such as Fahamu Pecou, Purvis Young, and Thornton Dial grace the walls. Paintings by Atlanta artists Ruth Franklin and Kodac Harrison hang alongside vintage photographs by Alabama-born P.H. Polk. Note the rotating painting by Russian artist Sergey Cherup beside the living room fireplace.
The deep back yard with its flower beds and winsome fountain evokes formal English gardens. The yard leads to a pool and carriage house, remodeled in 1988, its contemporary design juxtaposed with the traditional grandeur of the main house. Be sure to see the stunning paintings displayed there.
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Arriving at this sleek, comfortable industrial loft, you may see Bolto, the owners’ Italian water dog, resting on the wide limestone windowsill near the front door. The stone¬—which appears throughout the unit—is one of many stylish touches the owners chose when the loft was renovated five years ago.
Architects Pritchett & Dixon took the loft down to the studs before designing this beautiful space where functionality abounds. To soften the sounds of intown living, insulated drywall covers the original cinderblock. The furnace is tucked on its side above the pantry. Guest seating hides beneath the living room coffee table. A long, shallow built-in provides extra storage. Contemporary decor, in shades of charcoal and natural wood, is offset by the dining area’s Biedermeier cabinet, purchased decades ago from the antiques department of bygone Rich’s department store. Paintings and craftwork, most by local artists, grace the walls. A focal point of the living room is Tamarind, by former Inman Park resident Michael Dines.
The kitchen overlooks the leafy courtyard, which admits light to the main living areas and provides a backdrop for the master bedroom suite, featuring gleaming Italian-tiled bathroom walls, an office with a stunning partner desk custom-built of wenge and walnut, and Bolto’s private alcove.
This unit at the end of a lush patio alley is full of surprises. Visitors are treated to a display of Victorian and Edwardian clothing made by owner John Richardson in his workshop adjoining the living room. Eight Italian-made angels, which John says “bring good fortune” fly through the space.
Antique furniture adds a warm contrast throughout the industrial-style loft. The cherry desk in the dining room was manufactured in New Hampshire in 1763. Fans of Bridgerton and Jane Austen should note John’s Regency pieces: in the living room, an 1811 sofa upholstered in fabric featuring the bees and imperial wreaths of Napoleon as well as the Herbert Norris landscape next to the fireplace; in the bedroom, an 1812 Scottish highboy in original condition with glass drawer pulls. In the corner next to the sofa stands a 1757 folding table, inlaid with dominoes, shipped home from Belgium by John’s great-grand-parents, who loved the game. On John’s great-grandfather’s breakfast table, original 1897 photographs of John’s maternal grandparents’ family provide motivation for his antique-clothing hobby.
One-hundred-eighty feet of model railroad track wind through the upstairs bedroom. John has been developing this intricate landscape since 2015. “I don’t have trains in my bedroom,” he laughs. “I have a bed in my train room.”

Judy says fate intervened when she learned this industrialstyle loft would be coming on the market just as she wanted to leave her condo on Highland Avenue. Originally a 1930’s factory for repairing long-haul truck engines, the Motor Works buildings were transformed from apartments into condos in 1997, with lush green plantings and water features providing oases between industrial bays. This is a wonderful example of the adaptive re-use seen throughout Inman Park.

In 2021 Judy and her craftsmen began a five-month renovation project that included a new kitchen and bathroom and relocated the laundry, as well as adding other special touches. They kept the former factory’s distressed concrete floors and the exposed ductwork and pipes.
While the condo maintains its industrial design, Judy has brought a warm and friendly look and feel to her home. The study’s custom-made iron shelving holds her yarn collection and colorful boxes, each one storing mementos from one of her trips. Her artwork also tells tales. Judy bought the painting above the bed during a visit to China, and her father made the bird houses on the study wall. The large ceramic vase was a gift from visiting friends when she spent a birthday month in San Miguel de Allende.
In 1999, Judy first moved to Inman Park, where her sister, Cathy Bradshaw, has lived since 1971. Cathy’s Hurt Street house is also on this year’s tour.

Tour of Homes History

The Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes originated in 1972. Pioneering neighbors on that first tour opened their newly purchased homes to showcase their ongoing restoration efforts. The once grand neighborhood had gone through desperate times since its beginnings in 1889. The purpose of the first Tour was to persuade mortgagers and insurance companies that this run-down, red-lined neighborhood was worthy of their investments, and to convince politicians and the public that this unique, historic neighborhood was deserving of support. The rest is history, for thus began Atlanta’s first and longest-running neighborhood festival and the largest festival in Georgia that is run totally by volunteers.
That first Tour of Homes included 25 stops, among them houses, gardens, and other historic sites, all for a ticket price of one dollar. In subsequent years, our tour has continued to offer something for everyone, showcasing Victorians, Bungalows, American Four-squares, Classic Revivals, American Small Houses, townhomes, and loft conversions in former industrial buildings.
A few years later in the 1980s, when yet another challenge arose, proceeds from the Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes helped fund lawsuits in city, county, and state ourts against the Georgia Department of Transportation and other entities during the ten-year battle to prevent a planned six-lane highway from destroying Inman Park and other in-town neighborhoods.
News Article from the first Tour of Homes

Using Digital Vouchers

You may use a digital voucher in either of the following ways:

  1. Take your voucher to the Tour of Home ticket table to exchange it for a physical ticket booklet, which you may present at each home you wish to visit. (You will not have to show your ID at each home if you are using a paper ticket.)
  2. Show your voucher with the QR or barcode (either on your phone or printed on paper) at the door of each home along with your photo ID (preferably a driver’s license) for admission. The name on the ID must match the name on the voucher. If there is a discrepancy, you will be asked to proceed to the Tour of Homes ticket table for clarification. Paper tickets will be available for sale at the ticket table during Inman Park Festival Tour of Homes hours. Digital vouchers may be purchased online at any time during Festival weekend. No entry to homes on tour will be granted without either a paper ticket booklet or a voucher with photo identification.
Tour of Homes Ticket Table
Located on Euclid Ave at Elizabeth St.
Friday, April 28: 11 AM–4 PM
Saturday, April 29: 11 AM–4 PM
Sunday, April 30: 11 AM–3 PM