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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 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

One of the homes on the Reston Home Tour. (Reston Museum)

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

Kathy Orton is a reporter and Web editor for the Real Estate section. She covers the Washington metropolitan area housing market.

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