East Lake Tour of Homes 2016 Saturday and Sunday, September 10 & 11


This year, we will open our doors with the 2016 East Lake Tour of Homes Presented by Rick Baldwin Homes on Saturday, September 10 10am-5pm and Sunday, September 11 1pm-5pm.

Presenting Sponsor

Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 day-of

Purchase tickets online here:
Eventbrite - East Lake Tour of Homes 2016

Be one of a few lucky few to get a guided tour of the acclaimed Drew Charter School Senior Academy with an add-on to your advanced ticket purchase!

To add on a guided tour of the Drew Charter Senior Academy, please scroll down through the purchase page on the eventbrite site and choose day/hour for tour.  The tour will be limited to 10 people/hour for just $5 added to ticket price.

OR: get a free ticket by volunteering during the event.  Please follow this link for more information and to sign up to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4babaa2ea2f58-2016


The East Lake Tour of Homes is a fundraiser that will benefit the East Lake Neighbors Community Association (ELNCA), which is dedicated to positive growth and building community.  We are reinvigorating an East Lake tradition that began in 1979, and are proud to feature 6 beautiful homes that represent our community’s rich history and growth over the years.  There is also limited ticket add-on availability for a guided tour of Drew Charter Senior Academy.  Purchase this add-on through the Eventbrite link.





1. 2410 Alston Drive

Photo is Courtesy of Lisa Walker
Photo is Courtesy of Lisa Walker


Homeowner Kimberly relocated from Memphis to be closer to family and fell in love with the charm of this 1938 home. Having previously owned a 1911 home, she wanted to have the character that an older home brings. The elegant arches, copper clad bay windows and quaint nooks are hallmarks of East Lake builder Woodward Rhodes. Keep your eyes open for the secret panels in the woodwork. East Lake has a long history and for most of it, the East Lake Golf Club has played a major part. This home has a front row seat to golf royalty. At the time this home was being built, East Lake resident and famous golfer Charlie Yates was on his way to becoming an international star after winning the British Amateur championship. This home still has a view of golf royalty each year during the PGA Tour Championship.


2.  Meadow Nook, 2420 Alston Drive


Photo is courtesy of Christopher Oquendo and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Photo is courtesy of Christopher Oquendo and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Built in 1856, Meadow Nook is the second oldest home in the city of Atlanta and is both a comfortable home and historically significant property that overlooks the East Lake Golf Club. Lovingly restored by long-time East Lake residents Sylvia and Charlie Harrison, Meadow Nook was named “One of Atlanta’s 50 Most Beautiful Homes” by Atlanta Magazine, received the 1998 Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The Greek Revival home is stunning, with 12 ½ foot ceilings, a curved staircase, and many salvaged architectural items from the home of Charlie Yates, a noted amateur golfer, businessman, and civic leader in Atlanta. The home and grounds are steeped in Civil War history, golf memorabilia, and countless stories of famous visitors (including its very own ghost!).


3.  240 Carter Avenue

Photo Courtesy of Lisa Walker
Photo Courtesy of Lisa Walker


Homeowners Lisa & Nathan are not newcomers to East Lake, they recently moved from one of the other homes on the tour, 2410 Alston. They love their gorgeous Craftsman cottage, which has a touch of a 1900’s farmhouse. Their house is a great example of new construction that fits so well into the blend of old and new, that is East Lake. This house has all the hallmarks of a craftsman house, coffered ceilings, beautiful trim work, built-ins around the fireplace, large welcoming front porch, and cozy covered back porch.

****Urban Pie Will be serving refreshments here*****

4.  2649 Knox Street

Photo Courtesy of Jeffrey Wright
Photo Courtesy of Jeffrey Wright


Homeowners Cameron & DJ are newcomers to East Lake, and recently moved here from Lake Claire. Their home was just completed 5 weeks before the tour. They loved working with the builder putting their special touches and eye for details in this custom home. With its curved roof line that is reminiscent of some of the older homes in East Lake, this home fits perfectly into the neighborhood. The cozy screened porch, gorgeous leathered granite island, beautiful wood pocket doors, built-ins around the fireplace, and a unique butler’s pantry featuring shiplap back splash, open wood shelving, and beverage center, make this home truly special. They’re excited to be part of our thriving East Lake community.

**Enjoy a refreshing cup of My Coffee Shop Basil Lemonade at this location.


 5. 2719 Tupelo Street

Photo is Courtesy of Lisa Walker
Photo is Courtesy of Lisa Walker

Homeowners Amber & Devin relocated from Charlottesville Virginia, to Atlanta, and decided to make East Lake their home. When they saw the Tongue & Groove ceiling in the kitchen, and the perfect “football viewing” screened porch, they knew it would be their home. They fell in love with East Lake and its blend of old and new. Their house is a perfect example of how we can retain parts of the old, while still bringing life back into it. This 1938 brick cottage had been through tough times. It was reborn in 2015 and features vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, 3 gorgeous stone fireplaces, including one in the cozy screened porch.

***Sugar Moon Cupcakes Saturday and Wahoo Grill Treats Sunday here***


6. 500 Rosemont Drive

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Dorio
Photo Courtesy of Sarah Dorio

Homeowners Katherine & Chris bought their mid-century modern split ranch directly from HGTV’s Brian Patrick Flynn. His unique touch is ever present. The exterior brick features vertical cedar plank overlays and modern house numbers. Once inside you find leather clad doors, a built-in 10 person banquette in the dining area, grass cloth wall paper, and unique light fixtures. The living room features a vaulted ceiling with asymmetrical slope and pine & birch beams. The lower level family room leads to an amazing outdoor party area, which includes a unique dog play area with its own designer dog house. Take your time so you can experience all the details in this house.

 7. Drew Charter School Senior Academy

Photo is Courtesy of Lisa Walker
Photo is Courtesy of Lisa Walker


When the Charles R. Drew Senior Academy opened in August 2014, it completed the East Lake Foundation’s “cradle-to-college” mission. The imaginative design by the local firm Perkins + Will features “pencil” like supports that reach from the ground to the top floor, and are the distinctive feature people recognize immediately. The school sits on the site where Charlie Yates once lived and on the former “back nine” of the public Charlie Yates Golf Course. The school honors his contributions by designating the grounds the Charlie Yates campus. The innovative design features classrooms with glass on both sides, 2 gymnasiums, outdoor sports facilities, a 500 seat auditorium, outdoor amphitheater, dance studio and much more. The school is also Gold LEED certified.  Solar panels produce electricity, there are water bottle filling stations, and the floor to ceiling windows have vanes to reduce the direct sunlight and keep the building cool. The combination of beautiful design and excellent education makes the Drew Charter School Senior Academy a must see!



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For any questions or more information, please email eastlaketourofhomes@yahoo.com



Thank you to all of our sponsors:

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East Lake Tour of Homes Committee

Teri Hebner                   Jen Engel

Christy Brimmer          Max Dupree

Lisa Walker                   Vanessa Hunter        

Kate Breslin                  Clarissa Cruz     

Sara Patterson             Rachel Wingard          

Barbara Manwell        Patti Horton             



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