Historic Springfield's 2016 Tour of Homes

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Grab your bicycle, slip on your flip flops (or drive if you must) and enjoy touring seven unique venues, both historic and modern, on the 2016 Historic Springfield Tour of Homes on May 21st & 22nd. Purchase your tickets early now for a discount.

135 E. 3rd Street

This new construction home was custom built in 2014 to blend in with the architectural character of the neighborhood, reflecting a bungalow style with craftsman influences. It's not only green in color, but "green" in energy efficiency as well, complete with solar panels and rain barrels. When you take the Tour, ask how much their annual utility bill is . . . you'll be shocked (in a good way).

1333 Walnut Street

The Bullard Family was the first to occupy this 1905 home on Walnut Street, but they certainly wouldn't recognize it today. The home is undergoing a bold transformation both inside and out, thanks to Content Architecture + Interiors. Tour guests will find beautiful original features at the front of the house (burled pine staircase, pocket doors, original fireplace mantle, etc) which transition to a sleek, modern aesthetic moving towards the back of the house. The home will just be finishing up it's renovation for the Tour, so don't look for a blue house as seen in the photos - think BLACK. You'll have to see it in-person to appreciate the vision.

1336 Laura Street

This 1926 brick quadruplex was purchased by the current owner in 2014, and required a full interior renovation, just finished up in 2015. A bit of history: Emilio Carles, the first resident, was a member of Spain’s diplomatic corps and traveled with his family throughout South America before moving to Jacksonville in 1915. He was named Spanish Vice Consul in 1925 while living at the property. Later in life, Carles also represented the United States trading interests in Honduras and Panama.

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