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Indian Village Holiday Home Tour showcases historic mansions

This weekend

Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Six historic homes in the Indian Village neighborhood will open to visitors this weekend for the annual home tour. This year’s tour stays on Iroquois Avenue and visits two newly renovated homes and a couple that are up for sale right now.

Two prominent homes on the tour have been featured on Curbed in the last month—the Georgian Revival at 1470 Iroquois and its neighbor across the street, the former disaster mansion.

1483 Iroquois had been vacant for 25 years before its current owners restored it.
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

The tour will also stop at:

  • The Albert Kahn-designed John Owen House at 1411 Iroquois, which is currently for sale.
  • 1517 Iroquois—which is also for sale—built in 1912 by architects Varney and Winter for $8,000 for banker Enoch Smith and his wife Mary Alice Cheney.
  • 1116 Iroquois—the Buhl mansion—which is one of the largest homes in the neighborhood at 12,000 square feet and sits on four city lots.
  • 1429 Iroquois—built in 1912 by architects MacFarlene, Maul and Lentz for former Major League Baseball outfielder and pitcher Fred Andrus. The house was also the site of the wedding of Patricia Stevens and Earl “Mad Man” Muntz in 1956. Its current owners married at the home in 2013.

Two options are available for those who’d like to tour. A VIP Gala on Friday night will offer a first look at the homes, along with drinks and dinner. VIP tickets are $125. On Sunday, the general walking tour takes place for $40 a ticket—tickets were sold out but more are being added this evening. Tickets can be found here. Proceeds benefit the Artelia Bowne Court Scholarship Fund.