Showing posts with label Good Samaritan Project. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Good Samaritan Project. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Homes For The Holidays - Finis

The home of Patricia and John was built for a Scarritt Family member in 1899. It backs up to the bluff overlooking Cliff Drive and the east bottoms.
The house has undergone extensive renovations by its current and previous owners and has retained a vast amount of its original charm.

A picture, above, of the original owners on the staircase. Patricia and John are lucky to have many photographs from the earliest part of the last century taken in and around the house.

Above, beautiful woodwork throughout. Below, the last stop on the tour the Edward Steven's home built in 1906. Current residents Bob and Jeff embrace the spirit of Christmas decoration heartily.

Above, in the entry hall the main staircase leading to the upper floors.

Above and below the kitchen. There are sixteen Christmas trees in the house.

Floral arrangements were furnished by Mike Stringer.
Guests arriving for the tour.... the Kansas City Museum is directly across the street.
Several residents have already volunteered their homes for next year's tour... I'll keep you posted.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Homes For The Holidays Part 2

In front of the Arts and Crafts home of Bill and Chris a band of carolers greeted guests....
This home could easily be the best example of this type of architecture in the midwest.... certainly in Kansas City.

Above.... I kept thinking "Antiques' Roadshow, Antiques' Roadshow" but I got caught at the door. :)
Original leaded glass above.... below the home of Joanne.... whose company is in the home restoration business...
This home was built for Mr. Townley... of Townley Hardware fame. Features mixtures of wood throughout including mahogany and various oaks.

Above, Kent Dicus docents away... Kent was chair of Pendleton Heights Home Tour this year.... the neighborhoods are very good about cooperation with each other to stage these great events.

Above... the kitchen remodeling is underway but Joanne says it will be ready for Christmas.
Below, the entryway of Steve and Becky's house... one of the best features of the old homes is the beautiful use of woods throughout... this stairway leads to the second floor... which was also on tour.

The master bedroom above and below beautiful stained glass on the landing.... and all throughout the home.

Breakfast room above which looks out over a water feature and Cliff Drive below.
Tomorrow... two more homes.... 1899 and 1906.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Homes For The Holidays

The Good Samaritan Project Holiday Homes Tour was Sunday in Scarritt Renaissance. Seven homes were toured by bundled tour goers.... the sun made things more than bearable. Above and below, the home of Frank and Mary.

Above, carriages conveyed visitors from home to home.... below, the door to the home of Jason and Mike built in 1924.

This home is visually stunning inside....

Above and below many of the decorations in the home were made by Mike who is an extraordinary decorator and florist.

Mike's work area.... he uses MAC so he's totally OK by me.

Tomorrow and Wednesday more from the tour.