The Dunwoody Home Tour returns Wednesday, Oct. 5 for its 44th year, featuring four houses in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.

The homes represent a variety of architectural styles and vintages, ranging from historic to new construction.

One of the homes on this year’s Dunwoody Home Tour. (Special)

One stop is the historic Mills B. Lane Jr. summer home on Spalding Mill in what is now Sandy Springs, built in 1938. The house is now home to a discerning collector of paintings, sculpture and antiques who calls the home his art gallery.

Another stop is a 1978 home in the Georgian Colonial Revival style, that mainstay of Dunwoody architecture, which has undergone three years of renovation, including a new kitchen and a newly finished terrace level. The other two homes are in the Greek Revival style, one built in 1978 and recently renovated, the other new custom construction.

The tour is the major annual fundraiser of GFWC Dunwoody Woman’s Club, a member of both the GFWC Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the country’s oldest organization of women devoted to advocacy in the areas of Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach and Public Issues.

Proceeds help fund college scholarships to high school seniors and women returning to college later in their lives; supporting Lost Corners Preserve in Sandy Springs; local schools’ libraries and art programs; and more than 30 other initiatives, including the Dunwoody Nature Center, Spruill Center for the Arts, Stage Door Players and Tallulah Falls School in North Georgia, founded by GFWC GA.

The tour runs 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 5. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door of the first stop, 5393 Redfield Circle, Dunwoody. For tickets and details, see

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.