German Village Haus & Garten Tour: Historic homes and modern renovations

Seth Whitlow, 42, nurse anesthetist. And his wife, Todd Barrett, 40, is a doctor.

Whitlow is originally from North Carolina, and Barrett is originally from Kansas. The two met in Los Angeles. They have been together for seven years and married for four years, but they haven’t defined their milestones over the years.

They are distinguished by art.

“We usually try, instead of giving gifts for major occasions, to do artwork for each other,” Barrett said.

The home of Seth Whitlow and Todd Barrett was built in the German village during the Civil War.

The two took their passion for mid-century modernism and LGBTQ artwork into their home renovation for the 61st Haus und Garten Tour. The tour has taken place since 1960, and is the longest-running event of its kind in Columbus.

The two visited the German village in 2019, not expecting to find a home of their own, as they already had a home in the Short North.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: