The 2015 Holiday House Tour!
2015 Holiday House Tour
Saturday, December 12
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The 22nd annual Holiday House Tour presents over a dozen private homes and unique spaces reflecting three centuries of greater Newburyport cultural and architectural heritage and Coastal Christmas Tidings.
Four magnificent contemporary homes on Plum Island spotlight a coastal approach to the holiday season through decorations inspired by the beach, its driftwood, the island’s native Scotch pine – and of course, each home’s magnificent views of Plum Island, the basin and the ocean beyond.
In-town you’ll discover a Queen Ann Victorian recently purchased by an Interior Designer and restored to its former splendor, a Mansard Victorian and its three story Italianate balcony adorned with Christmas trees, plus a brick federalist decorated to accentuate its refined period details and formal style.
In the city’s North End lies a First Period style home decorated by artist Candy Mitchell, along with a unique home just across the river in Salisbury offering spectacular views of Newburyport’s harbor.
The tour continues into West Newbury and the countryside home, studio and gardens of local artist Margo Pullman, before concluding at the Bradley family’s Old Stone Farm designed by Brenda Bradley of B. Lucci Designs, featuring her home, post and beam style barn with her eclectic shop, Excentrique -- and many other holiday surprises along the way!
For the sixth consecutive year, the Holiday House Tour is sponsored by Stone Ridge Properties to benefit the Custom House Maritime Museum. “As both long time sponsor of the Holiday House Tour and local real estate experts, we urge everyone who appreciates Newburyport’s unique and historic character to tour this year’s showcase of elegant homes and distinctive spaces,” said Sandy Berkenbush, Partner at Stone Ridge Properties.
“For many, this tour has become a part of the annual holiday experience. The wonderful range of beautiful homes in the Newburyport area allow us to bring people inside three centuries of homes to celebrate the experience and history of our region. We are delighted to support the museum through our sponsorship of the Holiday House Tour.” Founded in 1991, Stone Ridge Properties is an independent real estate firm serving property buyers and sellers in the greater Newburyport area through convenient offices in Newburyport and Amesbury.
Coffee and chowder, compliments of Starbucks and Starboard Galley, will be served to tour participants from noon to 2 p.m. at the Custom House Maritime Museum, where they can bid on one-of-a-kind wreaths at the Silent Wreath Auction displayed throughout the museum’s first-floor foyer.
A limited number of tickets are available. Advanced tickets can be obtained at a discount and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis at the Museum Gift Shop during open hours, by phoning the museum at 978-462-8681, or by mail by downloading the Advance Ticket Order Form here.
Tickets in advance for the general public are $25 each, and $22 for museum members. Day-of-Tour tickets are $30. Advanced tickets must be exchanged for the 2015 Holiday House Tour Book which will be available beginning Dec. 10th at the museum. For additional information, call 978-462- 8681, or email: email@example.com.