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Urban Meyer's house, six others on May 19 tour

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The Dublin Women's Club biggest annual fundraiser has pulled in one of the nation's most prominent coaches.

The house of Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer will be featured on the May 19 Spring Tour of Homes in Muirfield Village.

The seven Muirfield homes included on the tour are all beautiful, organizer Chris Saneholtz said, but the home of the OSU football coach is definitely the highlight.

"We're very excited," Saneholtz said. "Their home will be the feature home."

The 11,000-square-foot house sits on the seventh hole of the Muirfield Village Golf Course, but other homes have noteworthy attributes, Saneholtz said.

"Highlights of this year's tour include a home completely transformed after lightning struck it, three estate-sized homes with extensive art collections, and the air of celebrity with a nationally known head coach," she said.

"Husbands and guys will enjoy this year's tour as much as the ladies, and everyone enjoys seeing new ideas for home decor," Saneholtz said.

One residence might wow movie fans with some Audrey Hepburn items.

"One home has some original pieces of furniture and pottery Audrey Hepburn owned," Saneholtz said.

Another house has a full apartment in the basement with Chihuly art while another boasts an oversized hot tub or swimming pool in the basement.

An early Muirfield residence shows several additions and renovations.

"What's really cool is their home was a very early home to Muirfield," Saneholtz said.

"It was a small ranch originally, but they've done so many additions to it."

An original three-car garage was converted to a great room and the new three-car garage is often utilized as a pub room, complete with card tables, a dart board and TV.

Previous Spring Home Tours have showcased homes in Tartan Fields and other areas. Saneholtz said it was time to return to Muirfield.

"We had done Muirfield five or six years ago," she said.

"We thought it would be a nice neighborhood to come back to. We know so many people who have renovated their homes."

The May 19 Spring Tour of Homes will raise money for the work done around the community by the Dublin Women's Club.

"It will go to scholarships, grants for teachers and grants for women going back to school," Saneholtz said.

The Country Club of Muirfield Village, 8715 Muirfield Drive, will be open from noon to 3 p.m. for tickets, refreshments and to exchange tickets for maps.

The seven homes on the tour will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saneholtz said snacks will be offered around the pool of one home in the middle of the tour.

Tickets for the Spring Tour of Homes are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at 1 Stop Bead Shop in the Trader Joe's Plaza, Our CupCakery in Historic Dublin, Polished Hair and Nails in the Shoppes at River Ridge, Baker's Floral and the Morgan House.

A woman's club member will also be on hand May 11 and 18 at Cedarbrook Nursery to sell tickets.

For more information, or to purchase tickets online, go to dublinwomensclub.com.

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