Five homes featured in Holiday Home Tour

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Residents who look forward to seeing beautifully decorated homes during the holidays will want to mark their calendars for the Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, December 4.

The theme of this year’s tour is “Once Upon a Christmas.” The homes of Ron and Melody Clark at 22576 Cascade Dr., Matt and Barbara Poland at 30688 Spyglass Way, Steven and Alexis Prince at 24125 Outrigger Dr., Randy and Mavis Schutz at ​30563 Wood Duck Pl. and Steve and Melissa Usary at 22684 Calcutta Dr. will be on the Home Tour this year.

The Home Tour begins at the Lodge where maps for the self-guided tour will be available. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the holiday boutique, Christmas tree and wreath opportunity drawing and complimentary coffee and baked goods. Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are 100 percent tax deductible. A ticket is required for the tour; guests 12 years old and older are welcome. Opportunity Drawing tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets are available at the POA. For more information, contact Terri Ireland at terrilireland@gmail.com or Rose Marie Hand at rosescl@aol.com.

In the weeks leading up to the Home Tour, The Friday Flyer will feature each of the five homes. This week’s feature is the home of Ron and Melody Clark at 22576 Cascade Dr. The Clarks have spent nearly a year remodeling their classic, traditional home. As you enter through a steel grated door, your eyes are drawn to the vaulted ceiling, with its unusual trestle wood beams. Visit Roland’s office on the right, then Melody’s “Formal Room” to the left, a cozy place, perfect to share with friends. Continue to the great room, dining and kitchen areas, all with spectacular views of the Lake. Note Melody’s Tarkay works of art, the custom dark cherry cabinetry and the whimsical Juliette Balcony. The in suite on this level is her “Out of Africa” guest room with souvenirs from an actual trip to Africa. Wonderful bath tile and a vintage mirror add the final touches to this area.

At the top of the circular staircase you will find Picasso’s “Sunflower,” with an arrangement to carry out the theme. The master bedroom, with its four poster bed, fabulous views, fireplace, sitting area and unusual claw footed soaking tub will invite you to move right in. There is even an antique sideboard with a coffee bar to make you want to stay. The Clarks say their home is still a “work in progress,” but the craftsmanship and warmth already make it a delight to visit.

Make sure you take a look at the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Santas, along with the 12 ft. traditionally decorated Christmas tree.

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