On Saturday, October 6, 2012, Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors (BHN) will celebrate its 16th Annual Historic Belmont-Hillsboro Home Tour. In years past, the Belmont-Hillsboro Home Tour has showcased some of Nashville’s finest historic and renovated homes, and this year’s tour will continue that tradition with ten private residences in a variety of settings and styles.
“The most striking and attractive feature of Belmont-Hillsboro is the wide diversity of homes and residents who choose to live here,” according to Stacy Mosley, co-chair of the tour. “This year, we’ve worked hard to select homes that reflect our neighborhood’s character, and we are excited to have these homes on the tour.”
Belmont-Hillsboro is one of Nashville’s core historic residential neighborhoods. In recent years, it has experienced a boom in residential construction, including both historic home renovation and infill development, despite the downturn in the national economy and a sour housing market. Many neighbors credit the tour for promoting Belmont-Hillsboro and showing the benefits of living in an established historic neighborhood. “Many of our neighbors have invested much in their homes over the years, and it’s a great thing to be able to see what their hard work, blood, sweat and tears have accomplished,” said Gary Bynum, also co-chair. “And many people who come to the tour come from other neighborhoods and communities, not just Belmont-Hillsboro.”
Architectural styles on the tour include American Foursquare, Craftsman Bungalow, and Tudor Revival, all popular styles during the early twentieth century when Belmont-Hillsboro was developed.
The tour begins at 2700 Belmont Boulevard where tickets may be purchased and is open 11 AM – 5 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 12. Advanced tickets can also be purchased at Hillsboro Hardware on 21st Avenue South. All proceeds benefit BHN initiatives which in the past have included local scholarship foundations, community enhancement projects and the ongoing restoration of the Belmont Mansion.