AAUW hosting annual Tour of Homes on Sunday; Homes represent old and modern time periods

Published 8:11 am Monday, October 2, 2017

The Austin branch of the American Association of University Women will once again be hosting the Scholarship Tour of Homes.

This year the three-home tour will take place between 1-5 p.m. with proceeds from the event going toward helping fund the AAUW’s scholarship commitment.

The tour this year features the homes of Sonia Larson, Scott Reinartz and Brent Frankhauser and Jeannie and Greg Bird.

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Tickets are $15 per person and are available at Coffee House on Main, Hy-Vee, Discover Austin and any AAUW member.

The AAUW Educational Foundation advances the equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.

Membership is open to anyone earning a two-year degree or certificate or a four-year degree or certificate from an accredited university or college.

For membership information, call Catherine Lemons at 1-612-708-0183.


•No photos

•Remove shoes (bring footlets)

•No bare feet

•No gum

•Do not open closet doors

•All homes are smoke free

•No children under the age of 10

Sonia Larson

2206 Fifth Avenue NW

•Built in 1971

•Features include beautiful landscaping and mature trees.

•Kitchen and main floor bathrooms were remodeled in 2007.

•Traditional decor features art from Minnesota artists and travel mementos.

•Furnishings include everything from new to hand-me-down to antique.

•Main floor sun room has a view of the large deck and beautiful water feature.

Scott Reinartz and Brent Fankhauser

711 Fourth Street SW

•Built in 1928.

•Current owners purchased the home in 2013.

•Classic home atop Skinner’s Hill overlooks Band Shell Park.

•Owners updated the entire house leaving it as original as possible with modern feel.

•The home features new fireplaces and a custom-made light fixture in the living room.

•This is a “forever home,” perfect for family gatherings.

Jeannie and Greg Bird

2304 Eighth Avenue SW

•Built in 2015 by Hanson Construction.

•Located on a beautiful lot overlooking Turtle Creek.

•Designed with an open concept living area.

•Kitchen has custom cabinetry and a unique large island.

•Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the gorgeous view.

•Scenic private patio is located at the back of the home.

•Main floor game room features custom-made furniture.