Lyon Park Citizens Association
News Release
Home & Garden Tour coming up May 5th!
April 28th, 2013
Villas & Vistas (V2), Lyon Park & Ashton Heights' Popular Home & Garden Tour is right around the corner, May 5th. 

The Arlington communities of Lyon Park and Ashton Heights will host one of the premier home and garden tours in the area next weekend! The tour will take place from 12:30-4 pm on Sunday, May 5th and includes some gorgeous homes from the very lovely Ashton Heights and Lyon Park neighborhoods. Tickets cost $25 in advance and  $35 on the day of the tour. If you are a current member of the LPCA or AHCA advance tickets are $20. To reserve a spot, people can send their payment and contact information to Co-Chairs Natalie Roy & Kim Franklin, Lyon Park Community House, 414 N Fillmore Street, Arlington, VA 22201. The self-guided tour starts at the Lyon Park Community House! 

Checks should be made payable to the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC). All proceeds from Villas & Vistas goes towards renovating the historic 1925 Lyon Park Community House, a cornerstone of the community.   We are one of the only communities in the area that own and manage our own community house and park with a volunteer Board of Governors. 
Several of the properties, featured on the tour, are pictured below and in the column to the right. 
Morris Day Home
New Morris Day home will be on the V2 tour on May 5th! 

One of our community's most beautiful GREEN Homes on Irving Street will definitely be a tour highlight!

One of the homes on the tour is this vintage and classic Elsmore Sears home circa 1920 pictured above.

The Elsmore 2.0, aka the Michalowski home (pictured above), is a vintage Sears Home that has been sensitively renovated, combining historic roots with modern updates.  The Elsmore was very popular for several years and one of Sears best selling models because of its simple and functional circular floor plan. The Sears catalog and promotional materials described the Elsmore as providing "refinement and comfort!" Check out the fun  advertisement & plans below from an old Sears Catalog. For more on The Elsmore click on the following link:
In addition to homes, lovely gardens in the community will also be featured! 

old promotionalelsmore

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The 1925 Lyon Park Community House

Following the tour, there will be a reception at the Lyon Park Community House, co-sponsored by Natalie Roy from Keller Williams Realty. 


Also on the Tour:
8th street
5th street
angieandsteve's house
The self-guided tour starts at the Lyon Park Community House (LPCH) at 414 N Fillmore. Programs & tickets will be available at the LPCH.
Lyon Park 

Lyon Park in 1921
Spruce Street 
(now Fillmore)