Some of Reston's most interesting homes will be on display at the annual Reston Home Tour on Oct. 19.
This year's theme - "Celebrating the Vision." Proceeds from the event benefit the Reston Historic Trust. Tickets are $30 online from restonmuseum.org when paid for with a credit card. They are $25 each through Oct. 12, then $30 from Oct. 12-19. Tickets in groups of 10 are $20 each.
Tickets are being sold at the Wine Cabinet at North Point Shopping Center; the Greater Reston Arts Center and Appalachian Spring at Reston Town Center; Reston Museum and Reston Florist at Lake Anne Plaza.
The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a special event at the Reston Bow Tie Cinema. Read more here.
Agnew, town house, Hemingway Drive.
The Agnews renovated their home by bringing the outside in. The Agnews' art collection includes commissions of many well-known American artists, as well as many items from their travels abroad.
Casson, single family home, Wild Bramble Way.
Cassons moved to their newly built home in 1994 after interior designer Kim Casson was hired to do the model home in the development Estates of North Hills. The Cassons raised three sons there, and the home has grown and changed with the family’s needs.
Highlights: the “Casson Family Tree House,” an elevated screened porch overlooking the wooded yard ; a stacked stone arch and wall in their kitchen hand-built by stonemasons; and Kim's custom closet.
Miceli, single-family house on golf course, Red Oak Circle
The Micelis have renovated their 1960s rambler to accommodate their family. Local architect Humberto Vasquez deigned the renovated interior, which included adding a loft office, attic, exercise room and upper deck in a second story.
Swerdloff, Midtown condominium, Reston Town Center
The Swerdloffs have lived in Reston for more than 45 years. They downsized from their single-family home several years ago and now live at Midtown. Their unit’s favorite space is the “glass room adjoining the kitchen.”
Vongsavat, historic Waterview Cluster town home
Vongsavat, historic Waterview Cluster town home overlooking Lake Anne. This home built in 1964 was once the first occupied residence in Reston. The house was designed by Chloethiel Woodard Smith and is now owned by Ketsana Vongsavat. Ket grew up in Reston and is the son of Laotian immigrants who arrived in this country after the end of the Vietnam War. He says he searched for 14 years throughout the country to find his dream home, finding it finally back home in Reston. The home is filled with objects from Ket's travels.