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April Atlanta home tour dates and a man cave you can view online

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Atlanta home tours for this upcoming April weekend include the 2014 Inman Park Tour of Homes which occurs during the Inman Park Festival this year. But if you want to tour a man cave right now you don't have to wait for this weekend thanks to the popular Web site Houzz, which released these photos on April 23 of a backyard studio one Atlanta psychologist commissioned.

Coincidentally, that doctor, Eric Fier, and his wife Nicole, used to operate their child, adolescent and adult psychiatry office in Inman Park before moving it to the Southern Diaries Lofts at the corner of Glen Iris and North Avenue in Atlanta. But his man cave was never located at Inman, which is why you can't see their Toco Hills home addition any way but via this online look, as it will not be on the tour of homes this upcoming weekend between April 25-27.

So check out the online photos of the structure Eric commissioned to use to relax and unwind in and see if you don't think your home could do with an addition like this as well. There's the excellent interplay of glass, wood, concrete and stone in his 450-square-foot structure, which marries traditional architecture with the modern look. And then there is the very neat and eclectic landscaping surrounding it, replete with a bench and water feature combination tribute to their 9-year-old daughter Rachaeli, who they, sadly, lost to Tay-Sachs disease during the building of this addition on their home residential property.

The Fier's managed to hire just the right mix of architects and landscape professionals to create a place where one can embrace the serenity of nature, practically cocooned in it, while also smack dab in the midst of a neighborhood population of more than 9,000 people in less than a 3-mile stretch. And who wouldn't love the water memorial they had made to their daughter, which is a daily reminder of her presence.

On Friday the Inman Park Tour of Homes will attempt to show how 11 other home owners in their part of town placed their unique marks on their own properties, too. Home styles will include a modern loft, Craftsman-style bungalows, a Gothic-styled home and even a Victorian one. And there will even be a church showcased during the three-day event.

Tour hours for the Inman Festival's Tour of Homes will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday and noon until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost of admittance is $15 if you purchase tickets in advance at InmanParkFestival.org, or $20 if purchased the day of the event at the ticket sales booth. But it costs nothing to look at the photos of Eric and Nicole Fier's home addition thanks to writer Fred Albert of Houzz. And if looking at beautiful landscapes is your thing, check out the Atlanta Landscaping Examiner's page, where garden tour photos abound.

If you want the Atlanta Top News Examiner to cover your upcoming home tour or event, or you have interesting Atlanta news to share about your professional business, drop her a line at TheRealRadellSmith@hotmail.com.

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