Fairmount's 33rd Annual Tour of Homes

I’m not really sure how it happens, but on any given day I tend to somehow (in some way) blab about my love for home design, and even more specifically, my love for a quaint character-filled neighborhood called Fairmount. I don’t know what it is about this little historical area, but it stole my heart from the day I moved to Fort Worth five years ago. And with the newly developed Magnolia Ave. just a few blocks away, the up-and-coming area continues to gain value.

In my opinion, it’s nearly impossible to drive down one street in the neighborhood without wondering about the decades of stories and families that lived here. The rows and rows of bungalows and classic craftsman homes will just warm your heart. The raised wrap-around porches with massive columns and adorable exterior color schemes simply cannot be recreated. No single house is the same, and they all carry such a special presence.

So if you’re anything like me, you drive by these 100-year-old homes and wonder what they look like inside. I’ve even caught myself doing a slow drive-by hoping I can catch a glimpse of the interiors. Yes, I know – borderline creeper. But thankfully we no longer have to hover in front of these beauties thanks to Fairmount’s 33rd annual Tour of Homes. Yup, that’s right. They are allowing us inside!

Named by Southern Living as one of “The South’s Best Comeback Neighborhoods,” Fairmount’s Tour of Homes highlights the charming, bungalow-style houses with historic architecture throughout the neighborhood. This year we have access to tour four stunning homes, most of which were built between the years of 1908 and 1925. There will also be a neighborhood parade to kickoff the event on Saturday morning.

To pick up or purchase tickets on the day of the event ($20), visit the Welcome Pavilion at SiNaCa Studios at 1013 W. Magnolia Ave. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance (for a lower cost of $15), you can visit Butler’s Antiques, Old Home Supply, Montgomery Street Antique Mall, Old Neighborhood Grill or even purchase them online here.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Fairmount Neighborhood Association, a 501(c)(3) organization, and its mission to preserve, restore and maintain the Fairmount neighborhood and historic district.

For more information, please visit www.historicfairmount.com or www.facebook.com/historicfairmount.

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