by Jennifer Katz

The 2010 Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Holiday House Tour brought more than 670 people through five of the neighborhood’s most diverse and inviting homes on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Tour organizers said the LEED certified townhome from local property company George Woodward Inc. was among the tour’s most popular stops. Visitors were intrigued by the houses’ geo-thermal design.

8018 Germantown Ave. was another crowd favorite. Featured on national television and in magazines for its garden that runs along Avenue (although it is obscured from view), people on the tour were excited to see the inside.

Crowds were robust as the weather, albeit chilly, held up well, free of rain or snow. The Holiday House Tour is annual fundraiser for the CHCA and Chestnut Hill Community Fund. The amount raised this year was not available at press time.For more tour photos and videos of the tour, see

All photos by Steve Ladner