Holiday House Tour

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The Club is thrilled to host its 26th Annual House Tour on Saturday, December 10th, from 10-4! Seven Woodbury homes will be featured on the tour, many local restaurants are offering discounts on the day of the event, and holiday Baskets will be for sale at the Senior Center of Woodbury, 281 Main Street South. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite and at the following Woodbury locations: Canfield Corner Pharmacy, 1754 House, Woodbury Drug, Woodbury Farm Market, Walker Road Winery, John’s Café, Dottie’s Diner, Carol Peck’s Good News Café, Cathy B’s, and The Hidden Acorn. Advance tickets are $30, tickets purchased at the Senior Center on December 10 are $35. Tickets purchased from Eventbrite may be picked up on December 10th at the Senior Center. Tour takes place regardless of weather and tickets are non-refundable.

Additional locations for purchasing tickets include Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot; Newbury Place, Southbury; Roxbury Market and Deli, Bethlehem Town Apothecary, Litchfield Village Restaurant, and the Yankee Quilters in Seymour.

Woodbury restaurants who are offering attendees, upon presentation of their tickets, a 10% discount for dining on December 10th only, are: Annoula’s, Carlito’s, Charcoal Chef, 1754 House, Carol Peck’s Good News Café, Dottie’s Diner, John’s Café, Ovens of France, Market Place, New Morning Market, San Remo, Split Rail, Al’s Pizza, Ayla’s, Mix Prime, and Papa’s Main Street Deli.

Slippers and socks (non-slip) ONLY – NO street shoes allowed in the homes. Masks are required at the discretion of the homeowners.

 

Featured homes:

 

BURR HOUSE: Built in 1860, it is one of the few surviving “Sabbath Houses” in Connecticut, which were built to provide warmth and shelter to worshippers travelling long distances on the Sabbath. When recently purchased, the house was in such a sad state that the bank was reluctant to provide a mortgage. However, with the help of an architect and interior designer, an extensive gut-rehab has resulted in a beautifully restored gem.

CURTIS-CHAMPION HOUSE: Originally built in the early 1900s for the one of the Curtis sisters, the house had fallen into disrepair. Eleven years ago, George Champion purchased and restored the home to its former glory and proudly showcases his collection of rare and unusual Mid-Century Modern furniture and artifacts.

DRAKELEY HOUSE: Built in 1873, this house is notable for being one of the first Victorian homes built in Woodbury, as well as, the unusually generous width of its wrap-around porch that easily accommodates a suite of wicker furniture in summer and a large holiday tree and welcoming bench in winter. The home displays unique artwork and accoutrements from generations of the Drakeley family.

GOOD-FERRIS HOUSE: An early four-room farmhouse and its original 50 acres was first mentioned in Woodbury Land Records upon its 1802 sale. The middle portion, with its covered porch and wide antique flooring, originally housed their cattle. Its current owner, a fifth-generation farmer, has lovingly restored the home with his own designs to blend the new while honoring the old.

SHAY-LAWRASON HOUSE: The original Greek revival main house, circa 1800, has been enhanced with both 19th century and 20th century additions. Previously the home of a successful antique business, the current owners were enamored with many of its unique design elements. They have augmented the design with wonderful American antiques, rugs, original art and Mid-Century Modern designer pieces from their own personal collection.

CRESSEY-MANVILLE HOUSE: This 1762 saltbox house was on a parcel bordered by the geological treasure known as the Manville Kettle. Mrs. Manville, a commercial artist for US Rubber, painted the attractive murals, found in the library, of early Woodbury scenes. With several updates throughout the years, the present owner has added his own unique touch – an exceptional culinary space featuring vaulted ceiling, designer finishes and chef-worthy appliances.

STONE HOLLOW HOUSE: Offering newer perspective, this 2006, 10-room, gambrel-style house is located on the site of an antique barn, once used to house generations of the Ward family’s farm animals. This large, gracious family home features vaulted ceilings, open floorplan, and a large dream kitchen and family room. For the Holidays, the dining room, with its boxed timber ceiling, will feature an extensive animated Christmas Village!

Call Claudette, 203-419-5028, with any questions about the tour or tickets. We look forward to sharing our House Tour with you!