Tourgoers on our 16th annual tour can explore homes in several popular styles, including Colonial and Tudor Revivals from the 1920s and Modernist houses from the 1950s. Seven homes and two gardens are included in this year's tour, all within easy walking distance of each other.
Homes on the tour include the following:
Robert A. Fetzer House
Kitty Moses and Ken Soo’s Spanish Colonial Revival home at 1523 Hermitage Court sits in the middle of a wonderfully designed yard and garden. This is due to careful choices and expert planning that have transformed this half acre property into one of Forest Hill’s most interesting and beautiful landscapes.
Situated on a slight hill on a large parcel of land overlooking Forest Hills Park, the welcoming Coppridge-Hobart House exemplifies the restful graciousness of the city estate. Built in 1925 for Dr. and Mrs. William Maurice Coppridge, the Tudor Revival home has been lovingly cared for throughout its 87 years. The home has had only three owners, all...
Thomas A. Stokes House
The Thomas A. Stokes House – one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in Forest Hills - is situated atop a hill overlooking East Forest Hills Drive and the Forest Hills Park. The sizable parcel of land on which the home sits, and the impressive number of mature trees surrounding it, combine to give the home a feeling of a country...
Katherine And Allan H. Gilbert House
Allan Gilbert and his wife, Mary, commissioned this quaint Tudor Revival style from George Watts Carr, Sr, because they wanted a similar house to the one they had occupied with their sons Everett and Creighton when they lived in Austria. Gilbert taught English at Duke for many years, was an avid art and antique collector and was considered a true...
Stewart And Jane Alexander Jr Residence
The Stewart and Jane Alexander house was built by Jane Alexander's brother from Tennessee. This ranch brick house has a 2-story center block, slab floor, a flat roof, a recessed entrance, and a 1-story left side wing. In 2000, the house was sold to and renovated by Douglas "Casey" Herbert and Kathleen Bennett. The original architect is unknown, but...
Mildred & Dillard Teer House
When Mildred and Dillard Teer decided to leave their traditional home in Trinity Park and build on their Beverly Drive lot, they were not wedded to a style concept, but they knew they wanted an open floor plan with public spaces flowing into one another. They took their ideas to architect and friend, Robert Winston Carr. Carr, no stranger to the...
Submitted by April (not verified) on Fri, 4/20/2012 - 2:24pm
I'm so excited about the Forest Hills tour!!
Submitted by Charlotte Smith (not verified) on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:17pm
I, too, would like to know if there will be a tour of homes in Forest Hills, particularly the Dillard and Mildred Teer home. I am interested as I have worked for the Nello L. Teer Co. and when I worked at Central Carolina Bank, Dillard was a tenant in our building and I have always wanted to see the inside of his house.
Submitted by Buzz (not verified) on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 3:21am
Is there a date yet for a 2013 tour?
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