December 10th, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uphold this special Westport tradition and attend the Holiday House Tour.
To honor this 31st year of the Holiday House Tour, seven historic houses in Westport will be on view with festive seasonal décor. Five of the homes are Designated Historic Landmarks. “Each home was carefully selected for its architectural merit and interesting stories,” said Terri Keppel, Event Co-Chair.
Highlights include: a circa 1800 barn that was adaptively re-purposed into a charming residence, the Eliphalet Sturges/George Hand Wright house that was originally built in 1764 as a simple two room farm house and extensively remodeled in the Colonial Revival Style by the Dean of Westport Artists George Hand Wright in 1910, “Duck Haven” a house and cottage on the Saugatuck River adjacent to the historic low-tide crossing point, the David Judah House, circa 1760, that has gone through a meticulous restoration by its current owner, who preserved every nail, piece of timber and window, a circa 1840 Italianate house whose current owners uncovered an original back staircase hidden by 20th century renovations, Westport’s first one room schoolhouse west of the Saugatuck River, that includes a large collection of signed prints by abstract artist Frank Stella, a reproduction Saltbox c 1966 designed and built by well-known architect George White, which won a Historic Preservation Award this year.
All of these wonderful historic houses have been adapted to 21st-century living and are sure to enchant you with inspiring decorating ideas and nostalgic holiday cheer! Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members in advance; Tickets are $70 on the day of the tour. Proceeds raised from this signature fundraising event ensure the continued growth and vitality of this beloved community organization committed to providing educational and cultural programs about Westport’s fascinating past. Thank you to our sponsors: Annual Sponsors: Berchem & Moses, P.C., Newman’s Own, Sachs Walsh Insurance , Maplewood Senior Living, Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Brown’s Monument Works Event Sponsors: Edward F. Gerber, Patricia Wentworth & Mark Fagan, Arlene & Marty Yolles, Leigh Overland Architect, PEN Building Company, Cohen & Wolf, P.C., The Tailored Home, First County Bank, Catamount Wealth Management , Raymond James, TD Bank, Resnick Advisors, Leifer Properties, Ed’s Garage Doors, Elisabeth C. Dupuy. Media Sponsors: Moffly Media, Our Town Crier and Miggs Burroughs.
Pre-order tickets in advance online by filing out this form below! Tickets may be picked up starting on December 1 at WHS.