Housewalk 2012: HOMEwork
Noon to 5:00PM
This year’s housewalk, “HOMEwork: A Look Inside the Homes of Riverside Architects and Interior Designers,” is unique because it includes residences owned by local architects and interior designers. This year’s houses include the following:
We are also pleased to feature a tour of the newly renovated Arcade Building, which is one of Riverside’s historic landmarks. William Lebaron Jenney was a part owner in the early 1870’s. It has undergone an extensive architectural restoration. Most of the spaces within the Arcade Building will be open to the Housewalk patrons.
This year’s housewalk will depict how the architects and designers have applied expertise in their profession to make the best use of the given architecture of their own homes. You will notice many of the homes are smaller in scale, and they are scattered throughout the village. In most cases, the designs of the interior spaces outweigh any exterior, architectural significance. Some of the houses have substantial additions, while others are transformed merely by use of paint, art and furniture placement. There will definitely be more focus on furniture, finishes and décor than past FLOS housewalk tours.
This is a unique opportunity to see the homes of Riverside from a different perspective.
One of the homes on the tour, 190 Addison Road, is actually the coach house of a prominent residence that burned down in the 30s. The coach house takes precedence and appears as if it was always the main house on the lot.
Both 352 Addison and 500 Selborne were part of a parcel of original lots owned by Edith Rockefeller from 1909 and subdivided in 1915 and 1921 respectively.
The Housewalk will take place on Sunday, May 20, from Noon to 5:00 PM. The tour is on the same weekend as the Riverside Arts Weekend (RAW), so we look forward to a weekend full of activities in Riverside.
Presale tickets are $35 and Day of Event tickets are $40. Olmsted Society members receive a $10 discount.