Showing posts with label Holiday Homes Tour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday Homes Tour. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pendleton Heights Holiday Homes Tour 2011 Part 2

Above, Erika and Randy Withers live in this 1887 Queen Anne home. Originally built for Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Curtis and their daughter Nellie, it went through many modifications before finally being restored in 2008. Below, the interior is much more open now than originally... but tastefully done...

Built in 1884 this Queen Anne was one of the first homes built in the suburb of Pendleton Heights. George H. Edwards, secretary of Edwards and Sloan Jewelry Company, was its first owner. Mr. Edwards was also Mayor of Kansas City from 1916 to 1917. Jamila Pree and Jeffrey Parker are the current owners and just exchanged marriage vows in their home in October.

Virginia Collura calls this 1907 Bungalow home. It was built for $3,250 and the living room is trimmed in mahogany with a large fireplace on the south wall. John and Virginia purchased the home in 1949 from Jerry and Rose Garafolo. It's a wonderfully warm and inviting residence..

As with the other set of photos all these images were taken with the Nikon D3, 14 to 24mm lens usually at F5.6 to F8 at 1000 to 6400 ASA.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pendleton Heights Holiday Homes Tour 2011 Part 1

The Fifth Annual Pendleton Heights Holiday Homes Tour was held Saturday and despite blustery weather hundreds of visitors viewed 6 spectacular homes. Above and below Nick Triano has converted this two-family apartment built in 1924 to a single family, three bedroom, two and one half bath home. I love the openness and the stylish decorations.

Above and below fellow photog Nicole Cawlfield's home on Garfield is quintessential arts and crafts with lots of original features including the ceiling fixture in the dining room. The home is 106 years old and has some hot lights in her studio that I covet. :)

Above and below, Stephen Rowe and Jeana Poertner call this 1902 Victorian/Craftsman home. Its first resident was David M. Jay the president of Jay and Smith Hat Company. The home has all of its natural woodwork, pocket doors, decorative fretwork and an original wooden seat built into the main staircase.

All of these pix were taken with the Nikon D3 and 14-24mm lens. Most are multiple exposures merged into one using Photoshop and other software. I think the homeowners did a great job of decorating this year....... tomorrow, the other three homes on the tour.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pendleton Heights Holiday Homes Tour Preview

Saturday, November 26 from 12pm to 5pm is the Fifth Annual Pendleton Heights Holiday Homes Tour. Six homes are on this year's tour and all will be decorated for the holidays. For information:
Above, a beautifully restored Queen Anne built in 1884 400 Garfield. Below, an equally well-restored Craftsman-Style Bungalow built in 1905 344 Garfield.
Below, 504 Garfield, built in 1902 this brick home combines elements of Craftsman and Victorian styles... the first owner was David M. Jay, president of Jay and Smith Hat Company.
Below, 421 Garfield... newly restored and purchased this Queen Anne home was built in 1887.
Below, this two-story, two family walk-up apartment building was constructed in 1924. It is now a single family home with a three bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom floor plan, open, and very up to date. The home is located at 2203 Elma Street.
In 1907 the home below was built for $3,250 in the Bungalow Style. Trimmed in mahogany, the living room has a large fireplace on the south wall.

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.