Don’t miss Holiday Home Tour on Saturday


The annual Holiday Home Tour, sponsored by the Canyon Lake Woman’s Club, kicks off tomorrow, Dec. 1, at the lodge. The theme of this year’s tour is “Christmas in Paradise.” Those who look forward to seeing beautifully decorated Canyon Lake homes for the holiday are in for a treat with the five homes chosen for this year’s tour.

Those who didn’t preorder tickets can purchase them at the door starting at 9 a.m. at the lodge. Tickets are $15.

The self-guided tour begins at 10 a.m. Vendor shopping starts at 9 a.m. The club will be raffling off several themed Christmas trees, wreaths and centerpieces in an opportunity drawing at 3 p.m. Each tree is valued at $200. Centerpieces are valued at $100.

The Friday Flyer has showcased four of the homes. This week’s fifth and final showcase is the home of Kasey and Greg Castillo at 22616 Canyon Club Drive.

Three large palms and an expansive horseshoe driveway lead you into this 3,000 square foot family home of Greg, Kasey, Griffin and Graham Castillo, who moved to Canyon Lake two years ago.

A stone planter and slate accents usher you to the white double door entry sporting Christmas wreaths. A tile entry floor contrasts well with the gray plank flooring found on this level. A crystal chandelier works well with the enormous, Medieval dining set created by local craftswoman Jenniver Lawrence. The metal inlays and the pointed tops of the chairs take you back to the banquets of old, all adorned for a Christmas feast.

The traditional family tree is found in the slate alcove of the living area, which has a circular couch and a lovely fireplace, making this a cozy space. The kitchen has crisp white cabinets, stainless steel appliances and slate countertops. Gray and white are carried throughout the house adding great continuity to the interior. Step out to the balcony all decorated for holiday entertaining. Note the large pool and spa for the family’s enjoyment.

Downstairs, visitors will find the master suite with Carrara marble counters and large soaking tub. Mirrored wardrobes make the space look even larger. Next door is the “Law Enforcement” room. Greg is a homicide detective and his awards are on display here along with a quilt made by an aunt.

Down the hall are the boys’ rooms with their own special Christmas decorations. Graham’s room has a sports-themed tree, Griffin’s has a whimsical singing tree. The hallway to this area has a changeable photo wall that highlights the activities of this busy family. One of the rooms is a small bar which leads out to the pool and yard. Kasey has chosen a golf theme for this room. This is also the place for the boys to play their video games when they’re not in the pool.

Kasey has made changes to this home but has more things she would like to accomplish. As a busy attorney, wife, mom and newly elected city council member, her days and her life are very full.