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Kathleen
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Anybody going? This event is always good as the opportunity to see some of these beautiful homes is a don't miss!!

Here's the details:
The Palmer Woods Holiday Home Tour 2005 features five distinctive homes in the historic Detroit community, including two designed by architect Richard Marr. This year's theme is Feast for the Eyes. Each home's dining room will be dressed for the holidays by Metro Detroit designers and gallery owners.

When: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

Where: Palmer Woods is located at the northwest corner of Seven Mile and Woodward Avenue, just north of Palmer Park.

Tickets: In advance, $12 each; groups of 20 or more, $10. Purchase tickets at Blossoms in Birmingham, Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts in the Fisher Building in Detroit, Terry's Enchanted Gardens in Detroit, Sullivan Cleaners in Ferndale and Pronto! in Royal Oak. On tour day, tickets are $15 and are available at the Detroit 12th Precinct Police Station, 1441 W. Seven Mile. Infants free when carried by an adult.

The Freep did a piece on one of the homes:
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20051126/L IFESTYLE01/511260330/1032/ENT

The official website with photos of all 5 homes:
http://www.palmerwoods.org/Eve nts/HomeTour/homes2005/homes20 05.html
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Sknutson
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I'd sure go if I was in the area! Stunning houses.

But I bet Danny won't go - at least not to a house owned by a Brian and a Dan.....
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Skulker
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Kathleen:

What time are you going? I suggest some time after 2:00 PM to ensure that you get the best docents (at least at one house)
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Kathleen
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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 7:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Skulker:

To accommodate our family activities of the day, my friend and I are meeting around noon. Which house should I delay visiting until after 2pm?
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Patrick
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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 8:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Two designed by Marr?? Hmmm he did a few in PW. Perhaps the Alfred Fisher or the Burton homes?
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Skulker
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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 11:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kathleen: The Greek Revival on Strathcona which is one of the Marr homes.
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Kathleen
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Skulker: Of course!! Being the GWTW fan that I am, I am looking forward to seeing this house!! Guess we will save the best for last!!! Thanks!!

Patrick: Yes, one of the Marr houses is the Burton house. The second is the Greek Revival on Strathcona. Did you check out the link to the PW page that shows all 5 houses?
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Blessyouboys
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Pleasant Ridge is having a home tour as well...

http://dailytribune.com/storie s/120205/loc_20051202003.shtml

they have Kahn-designed homes in PR?
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Skulker
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Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 10:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't mention GWTW or wind in general too loudly. The homeowners had significant storm damages that ripped off their roof a few years back!
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Kathleen
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Well, I didn't make the GWTW connection...they did when they talked with the News reporter that featured their house in last week's HomeStyle section. I think they said that when they took possession of the house, it was "Tara Before the War". Nonetheless, it looks terrific and I am looking forward to seeing it.
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Ilovedetroit
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I am a docent tomorrow - it should be fun!
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Kathleen
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Thoroughly enjoyed this year's Palmer Woods Home Tour. All 5 houses were worth seeing from both an architectural perspective and an historical perspective. The decor in a couple of them was amazing...makes you wonder what these owners do for a living...and where they hide their everyday lives!!!

Skulker: Nice to see you!

Ilovedetroit: Which house were you at?
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Ilovedetroit
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I was a docent at the first Burlington House (from 12-3:00)...a little to modern for my taste (the decor) but the outside of the home was beautiful. What time did you tour Kathleen? The Greek Revival was interesting - I call the decor High Gay haha. But my favorite was the Burton House...with the nine shower heads in the bathroom.

It was fun and I met some REALLY nice folks!
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Dmb
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I was there and had a great time. Every house was beautiful, however the one with the turret(can't remember what street) really stuck out. Besides the home theater in the basement, and the bathroom the size of my house, they had an original Picasso!! My girlfriend is a CCS student and I thought her jaw was going to fall off. Though I have to admit that in every house we went in, all I could think of was "Can you imagine how much the gas bill for this house costs!"
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Kathleen
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My girlfriend and I toured from about 1pm until 4:30. We started with the Lincolnshire Neo-Italianate, followed by the 1927 Burlington Tudor, the Afton Tudor, the Strathcona Georgian Revival, and finally the 1936 Burlington Tudor. All were impressive in their own ways.

Ilovedetroit: Not sure which Burlington house you mean by the "first" one. For what part of the house did you act as the docent?
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Wilus1mj
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any pictures??
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Ilovedetroit
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Kathleen - I was in the house with the "Greg Brady Bathroom" it was orange and the kitchen was southwest (pink in color)...I was the stunningly handsome man (yeah right) in the library (no I was not killing Miss Scarlett with a candlestick) w/ a black turtleneck sweater. The chatty funny guy out front (as a docent) is my best friend.
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Kathleen
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Ilovedetroit: Sounds like we were at the house while you were there. I did talk with the guy on the front porch briefly...and I remember walking through the library (which of course I would love to have in my own house!!!) but missed your spiel due to talking to the lady in the vestibule about who the architect of the house was (I had heard Kahn by someone who lived there as a young girl).

Wilus1mj: I just picked up my photos (yes, I shoot film) and will see if any are worth scanning and posting later today.
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Ilovedetroit
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Just don't post one of me! hahaha I like being mysterious :-)

Also you must have been one of the chatty Kathys who I was trying to get into the room to give my spiel as we were backing up in the foyer hahaha...I think I said something about the chatty Kathys in the back room and here you are as a Kathleen (funny).
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Kathleen
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Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 11:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Better late than never (as I am planning to attend today's Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour)...a few photos from the Palmer Woods tour...

Lincolnshire New_Italianate
lincolnshire

Burlington Tudor #1
burlington tudor #1

Strathcona Stately Greek Revival
strathcona greek revival #1

strathcona greek revival #2
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Patrick
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Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 11:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

very nice indeed.

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