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2017 Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens

Get Your Tickets & Start Your Tour!

Buy tickets Sunday, Sept 17 ($20) and pick up tickets pre-purchased online at the will-call table at Thurber Village Shopping Center, 777 Neil Avenue where you’ll start your self guided tour, receive a tour program and walk to the tour home locations or hop aboard one of the trolleys circulating the tour route.


755 Dennison Ave

The Circus House is the location of the Tour of Homes Preview Event
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207 Wilber Street

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134 Warren Street

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Penthouse to treehouse, new-build to high Victorian, all on view at the 43rd Annual 2017 Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens.

Sunday Sept 17 is the Short North Home & Garden Tour from 10am – 5pm. Among the nine stops on the tour this year is the Penthouse at the Dakota expressing luxury and metropolitan living in a 3000 sq condo featuring open outdoor terraces, 4 fireplaces, huge center island for entertaining in the gourmet kitchen, shower room and steam room. Gracing the living space is an original stained glass window from the owner’s historic family home.

Tour guests will be awed and inspired by the backyard of the Arts & Crafts home on Park Street. The home includes a rear addition screened-in porch transitioning to an outdoor living space that feels like a luxury retreat. Pergolas, water feature, fireplace, 3 seating areas including large farm table and conversation sectionals with a carriage house to the rear that serves as a backdrop and guest house.

Everyone wants to experience the elegant Victorian homes on Neil avenue and this year guests will get their chance. Built in 1902, this home showcases a young modern family of 5 living in a grande dame of a historic home. A surprise awaits in the backyard – the treehouse built by the owner for his kids is a dreamy irresistible escape from terra firma.

Early Birds save 25% on their Tour Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 day of tour and can be purchased online at or purchased offline at Samson Men’s Emporium, 772 N. High St. All tour tickets include free access to a trolley shuttle that will be driving the tour route throughout the day.

THE PREVIEW TOUR PARTY: (Party is sold out!)
Saturday, September 16 is the Preview Tour Party hosted at the famed ‘Circus House’. Guest will enjoy an evening of food, fun & friendship during this enchanting evening beginning at 4:30pm with the PREVIEW TOUR of the homes that will be featured on the Sunday Sept 17th Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens.

The evening continues at the Circus House with the preview PARTY from 6:30pm to 9pm including wine & hors d’oeuvres. Tickets to Saturday’s Preview Party are $75 and include the Sunday tour of homes and gardens.
NOTE! The Circus House will not be on the Sunday home tour therefore the Preview Party is your only chance to experience this magnificent home designed by famed architect, Frank Packard in 1895 for Peter Sells, owner of the Sells Circus. This Romanesque, Gothic Revival style home has been fully restored to the opulence and grandeur of the guilded age where lavish parties (like this one!) and personal intrique played out. Pre-tour party tickets are limited.





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