Eight of Ardmore’s exceptional homes, plus a portion of the Ronald McDonald House, will be on display for this year’s Ardmore Home Tour. Proceeds from the event, scheduled for Sunday, May 2nd, from 1-6 p.m., primarily will be used for the purchase of historic markers for the upcoming Ardmore Historic District. A small portion of proceeds will be used for the purchase of preschool playground equipment for Miller Park.
“Ardmore is one of Winston-Salem’s friendliest and most historic neighborhoods,” says Patti Sturdy, a longtime Ardmore resident and organizer of this year’s event. She notes the Ardmore Historic District, which is scheduled to achieve official designation later this year, will be one of the largest historic districts on the east coast with over 2,000 homes. “The Ardmore Home Tour is a great way for people to get an inside look at what makes Ardmore such a special place to live,” she says.
The homes on the tour were selected for their uniqueness and architectural variety. “We tried to select homes whose architectural style were indicative of the neighborhood’s diverse and historic character,” says Sturdy. The tour includes numerous architectural styles, including Craftsman, Tudor, Foursquare, Dutch Colonial, and other traditional styles found throughout Ardmore. The tour includes the following homes:
“We are particularly excited to have the Ronald McDonald House as part of this year’s tour,” says Sturdy. “We hope this gives people the opportunity to better understand the important role this organization plays in our community.”
Sturdy says that, weather permitting, the tour will include a selection of vintage cars parked in the driveways of the homes.
The tour is sponsored by Budget Self Storage on Peters Creek Parkway; Kirby Ellis, owner of Finder’s Keepers Antiques on West End Boulevard; Patti Sturdy of Coldwell Banker Triad Realtors; and Piedmont Ear Nose & Throat Associates on Charlois Boulevard. Advance tickets are available for $10 at Budget Self Storage, Harris Teeter Cloverdale, and Whole Foods on Miller Street. On the day of the event, tickets will be available from 12:30-5:00 p.m. for $12 in front of the Ronald McDonald House, at 419 South Hawthorne Road.
For more information, please contact Patti Sturdy at 336-761-5927 or 336-413-4115.?