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Whether looking to meet their neighbors, to find inspiration for their own interior design project or just to get some exercise, decorating junkies won’t want to miss this month’s house tours in Brooklyn Heights and Fort Greene.

On Sunday, select Fort Greene residents will open their homes for a self-guided tour, which benefits the Fort Greene Association, a community advocacy group.

Among this tour’s highlights are access to the top of the Williamsburgh Bank Tower, rare glimpses of the interiors of Victorian-era homes (decorated in a wide array of styles) and the exhibit "Fort Greene Modern," which features artist’s renderings of cutting-edge structures by Enrique Norten, Hugh Hardy and Arquitectonica that are slated to rise in this historic ’hood.

The Heights tour, "The Brooklyn Landmarks House and Garden Tour" (pictured), takes place on May 13 and benefits the Brooklyn Heights Association. Among the crowd pleasers on this self-guided tour are an 1848 brick house with a Japanese tea garden and the newly restored ceiling murals in the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church’s sanctuary.

"Transition/Fort Greene" takes place May 7, from noon to 5 pm, rain or shine. Tickets are $20 in advance at Tillie’s of Brooklyn [248 DeKalb Ave. at Vanderbilt Avenue, (718) 783-6140]. On the day of the tour, $25 tickets are available at BAM Triangle Park. For information, visit www.historicfortgreene.org.

"The Brooklyn Landmarks House and Garden Tour," takes place May 13, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm, followed by pastries and tea in the garden of Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims from 3 to 5 pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by phone at (718) 858-9193 or on the Web site www.brooklynheightsassociation.org. On the day of the tour, tickets will be sold at the entrance to St. Ann’s School, 129 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street. The tour does not permit photography or children under age 13, except infants in front-packs.

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