The 49th Annual Park Slope Civic Council House Tour takes place May 18 from 12-5 p.m. starting from The Berkeley Carroll School, 181 Lincoln Place between Seventh & Eighth avenues.
Stops on the tours include a grand 1889 Romanesque Revival home featuring beautiful woodwork, stained glass, parquet floors and eclectic collections. The original tapestry fabric remains on the walls of the rear parlor. Contrasts abound in the parlor of this beautiful 1874 home which features both stunning African statues and exquisite plasterwork. Frogs adorn the ceiling of the study, and on the garden floor is a handsome modern kitchen.
An 1881 Neo-Grec has a handsome contemporary kitchen and collections of Asian artifacts and textiles. An unusual treat is a collection of neckties from the 1920s-1950s. The parlor of this grand 1888 Romanesque Revival home boasts unusually beautiful woodwork and a magnificent mantelpiece. Fine oil paintings, some by the owner, adorn the walls. A powder room featuring ruby red plate glass walls is also on view.
Another stop showcases an 1890 Renaissance Revival home features an unusual parlor floor layout with a cozy living room. Adjacent to the living room is a large deck. Asian artifacts speak to the Hong Kong childhood of the owner.
An indelible impression is made by the beautiful kitchen, fine mantelpieces and collection of WWI posters and other prints in this lovely and inviting 1888 Romanesque Revival home. An unusual feature is the central staircase.
A handsome kitchen with banquette seating and a large bathroom with a lovely mantelpiece are among the features of an 1899 eclectic home on the tour.
A charming and cozy 1867 home, the oldest on the tour, features a family quilt and various collections. A large portrait of an owner’s ancestor presides over all.
Also on the tour is the Montauk Club. Francis H. Kimball designed this magnificent Venetian Gothic palazzo, built 1889-1891. Superb terra-cotta ornamentation includes a continuous frieze illustrating the history of the Native American Montauk people of Long Island. Another stop is the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. S.F. Evelette designed this elegant mansion as a private home in 1881.
Advance tickets are $20 will be available beginning May 1 at Aguayo & Huebener, 138 Seventh Avenue; Astoria Federal Savings, 110 Seventh Avenue; Brown Harris Stevens, 100 Seventh Avenue; Dixon’s Bicycle Shop, 792 Union Street; Dizzy’s Diner, 511 Ninth Street; Warren Lewis Realty, 123A Seventh Avenue and at the Windsor Café, 220 Prospect Park West.
Tickets will be sold at Grand Army Plaza, May 10 and 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Day-of-tour tickets are $25 and will be sold only outside The Berkeley Carroll School. At that time, house tour brochures will be distributed.
Tours take place rain or shine; children under 10 are not permitted inside homes. Photos nor videos are permitted. For more, visit www.parksl