Treat yourself to annual Holiday Home Tour


Residents who look forward to seeing beautifully decorated Canyon Lake homes for the holiday will want to mark their calendars for the Canyon Lake Woman’s Club annual Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 1. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Karen Doherty at 951-595-1941 or Jan May at 951-970-8333. Tickets also are available at the POA office and Pack, Wrap and Post in the Canyon Lake Towne Center.

Tour maps may be picked up at the lodge starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the tour. Vendor shopping starts at 9 a.m. The club will be raffling off several trees and centerpieces in the afternoon. Each tree is valued at $200. Centerpieces are valued at $100. Opportunity drawing tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

The theme of this year’s tour is “Christmas in Paradise” and features five Canyon Lake homes. The Friday Flyer will showcase each home in the weeks leading up to the tour.

The first home, a “Get Away in Paradise,” is the home of Diana and Lee Adele at 22132 Treasure Island. Lee and Diana purchased their Treasure Island condominium seven years ago. They both say that buying this property was the first thing that they had ever agreed upon since they had been married. For both, this was love at first sight.

Leaded doors and sidelights lead you into the recently remodeled living areas. Gone is the galley kitchen that once divided the space. In its place are beautiful granite counters, cherry wood cabinets and stainless and black appliances.

The focal point is a lovely mosaic niche, which houses their statue of a heron. The mirrored wall in the dining area reflects the Tommy Bahama dining set, all ready for a holiday dinner. The palms on the couch fabric, rattan chairs, drum coffee table and accessories all contribute to the peaceful, tropical feel of the space. The entire area has an incredible view of the lake, lodge and lighthouse.

Down the hall is the elegant, newly remodeled bathroom, sporting a photo of the lighthouse at sunset. The guest bedroom is light and welcoming with its plantation shutters and mirrors. Continue to the master suite, with its dramatic draped wall, tropical headboard and interesting trunk side table.

The use of the same cabinetry and stone in the bathroom provide continuity with the rest of the house. The owners have converted the master closet into a music room for Diana. She can play her music to her heart’s content without disturbing the neighbors. It’s a lovely secret space. Lee and Diana divide their time between Orange County and Canyon Lake. Their home is a refuge from the hustle and bustle of life, a place of peace and beauty.