Historic Newton’s 33rd Annual Newton House Tour is set for Sunday, May 17 from noon to 5 p.m. The event offers the public a rare opportunity to tour seven beautiful private properties located in several of Newton’s historic villages. The tour showcases outstanding renovations, restorations, old and new architecture, interior design, and landscaping.
This year’s properties include
- A bright and fun colonial revival home in Auburndale previously featured on “This Old House” remodeled by local architect Chris Chu
- A stately Romanesque revival building in Newtonville with an exposed wood and steel roof structure in the attic
- A sleek mid-century modern home in Oak Hill with original built-in cabinetry and a sensitive addition
- A light and airy West Newton Victorian home featuring Chinese, Japanese, and Korean décor
To kick off the House Tour, Historic Newton will host a Preview Party on Saturday, May 16, with sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, and a preview of the House Tour properties.
Newton House Tour tickets purchased by Friday, May 15 are $35 each or $25 for Historic Newton members. Ticket prices increase $5 on Saturday, May 16. Preview Party tickets (available until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8) start at $125. Purchase advance House Tour and Preview Party tickets online at www.historicnewton.org, by calling 617-796-1450, or in person at the Jackson Homestead and Museum at 527 Washington Street.
All House Tour tickets are held for pick-up on May 17. The box office will open at 10 a.m. at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds at 286 Waverley Avenue in Newton. Properties on the House Tour open to the public at noon. House Tour ticketholders are invited to visit the Durant-Kenrick House for a discounted admission rate of $5 on Sunday, May 17.