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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Washington D.C. area house tours this weekend

Three house tours worth checking out this weekend:

The 57th annual Potomac Country House Tour runs Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Visit three homes — a Palladian home, a Colonial farmhouse and a French colonial mansion — in Potomac Village. Tours begin at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 10033 River Rd., Potomac.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online and at the church. For more information, visit www.potomaccountryhousetour.org. There is also a boutique, silent auction and raffle.

 The 12th annual Renovators House Tour is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nine Capitol Hill homes that have recently undergone renovations will be on display. Visitors will receive a pamphlet with write-ups on each house as well as a two-page listing of contractors. For those looking for ideas on how to renovate their kitchens or other parts of the house, this is the tour for you.

Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at Frager’s Paint Store, Hill’s Kitchen and Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. The price of the tickets goes up to $25 the day of the tour and can be bought outside Eastern Market. For more information, visit www.renovatorshousetour.org.

One of the homes on the Reston Home Tour. (Reston Museum)
The 11th annual Reston Home Tour is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The theme is “Living on the Edge.” Besides a visit to six homes, there will be talks and architectural renderings of the future mixed-use development planned for Reston Station at the offices of Nature’s Best Photography Magazine, 11411-C Sunset Hills Rd., Reston.

 Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Reston Museum. For more information, visit www.restonmuseum.org.

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