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Women's Club plans encore tour visit to Muirfield

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The home of Muirfield Estates resident Bonnie Roby will be part of the Dublin Women's Club Spring Tour of Homes May 18.

With so many possibilities in Muirfield, the Dublin Women's Club will return to the area a second year for its annual tour of homes.

Five estate homes in Muirfield will be featured in the Dublin Women's Club 2014 Spring Tour of Homes May 18.

"We had so many homes last year that wanted to be on the tour, but were remodeling so we decided to go back," said Carol Wassner Amado, chairwoman of the tour.

The homes will offer ideas for decorating and remodeling, Amado said.

"Four out of the five homes have been remodeled," she said.

"One was almost an entire gut job and rebuild in the estates as well."

One home on the tour will feature a suite that hosts Memorial Tournament golfers.

Others are some of the original homes built in the Muirfield Estates development.

"What I like about this year's tour is we have two of the original Muirfield homes," Amado said.

"One of them is the third home ever built in Muirfield.

"Eight years ago it was purchased by the daughter of the family that originally owned the house.

"She took the house almost down to the studs and rebuilt it."

The original front door is used in a parent suite and wrought iron art can be found throughout the home, Amado said.

"I like just the fact that she lived in it when it looked very different and has redone it to her liking," she said.

Another residence had about 8 feet added onto the back.

"I think (the tour) offers a lot of great ideas for remodeling or redecorating an older home as well as an opportunity to see some of these bigger, more mansion-like homes," Amado said.

"We'll never live in them, but it'll be nice to see," she said.

"There's a nice variety of everything this year in terms of size and price point."

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

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at dublinwomensclub.com, at the Morgan House or Baker's Village Garden Center.

Proceeds from the event benefit assistance given out by Dublin Women's Club.

"All the proceeds go back into the community," Amado said. "We're an all-volunteer organization."

The Dublin Women's Club gives out scholarships once a year and gives grants.

"We do still give towards to food bank and work with Welcome Warehouse to find families during the holidays," Amado said.

"We do grants through the schools and scholarships through the schools."

The Spring Tour of Homes begins at the Country Club of Muirfield Village from noon to 3 p.m. May 18 with a reception where visitors can purchase tickets, get a map to the homes and plan carpools.

The homes will be open from noon to 5 p.m. and tickets will be on sale until 3 p.m.


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