Mid-Century Modern Tour of Homes & After Party



Thank you to our 2017 Tour of Homes Event Sponsors:
GOLD Sponsors: Armentrout Matheny Thurmond, P.C. and Tony Turner
SILVER Sponsors: Athens Printing Company, Bork Design, Inc., and UGA College of Environment & Design

Saturday, October 7 – 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

After Party: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Tour six houses in the Greater Five Points area during this fall’s exclusive Mid-Century Modern Tour. The event features a self-guided tour through six homes from the 1950s and ’60s, all with the charm and preserved details from the era.

After the tour, you are invited to join us for a special cocktail party at the mid-century modern home of Didi Dunphy and Jim Barsness (a past Historic Preservation Award winner). And, don’t forget the free lecture on Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (information below)

Purchase your tour and party tickets online HERE!

Pay by Check:  Make your check out to ACHF, write “Tour/Party” on the memo line, and mail to: Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 489 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601.

Questions? Email us at achf@bellsouth.net or call 706-353-1801.

Read the Press Release here!

Tour of Homes Information

Homes: 280 Milledge Circle, 383 Westview Drive, 490 Westview Drive, 209 Pine Valley, 150 Tillman Lane, and 430 Highland Avenue

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets: ACHF Members – $20; Non-members/Day-of – $25

Non-members can join ACHF to qualify for member-priced tickets. Look for membership options at link above.

Purchase a combined Tour/After Party ticket and receive a $5 discount.

Tour Headquarters

Purchase tour tickets and pick-up pre-purchased tickets, along with a tour program, the day of the tour at Tour HQ:

Southern Mutual Building, 360 Alps Road, Athens, GA 30606.

HOURS:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This is a self-driving tour.

Tour of Homes After Party Information

Shaken not Stirred.

Really, darling, shaken not stirred!  To celebrate Athens’ 50’s and 60’s architectural design era in the greater Five Points neighborhood, please join us for martinis and spritzes, poolside at the mid-century modernist home of artists Didi Dunphy and Jim Barsness.  Listen to 1950’ lounge music poolside, spun by Lunar Landers while sipping cocktails and snacking on canapés.  Tour the house, splendid with original cabinetry, interior brick and that wonderful open floor plan; visit the studios to view paintings, drawings as well as custom contemporary furnishings; and enjoy the welcoming and friendly company. 

Join us for a cocktail party after the tour hosted by Didi Dunphy and James Barsness.

Where: 189 Fortson Circle

When: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: ACHF Members – $35; Non-members/Day-of – $40  Limited availability; pre-purchase recommended.

Non-members can join ACHF to qualify for member-priced tickets. Look for membership options at link above.

Purchase a combined Tour/After Party ticket and receive a $5 discount

Mid-century Modern Lecture Information

The lecture will feature architectural photographer Robin Hill of Miami; architect Joe Smith with Bork Design, Inc., of Athens; and Wayde Brown, UGA College of Environment & Design Associate Professor specializing in the history of historic preservation.

When: Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: UGA College of Environment & Design, Jackson Street Building, 285 S. Jackson Street

Free and open to the public.