Holiday House Tour 2002

December 8th, 2002

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday December 8, 11 AM – 4 PM

sponsored by the Callari Auto Group:
Chrysler Jeep of Stamford, BMW of Darien,
Volvo of Westport, Mini of Fairfield County

Gingerbread Gala

Saugatuck Rowing Club, Saturday Evening, December 7

Java Break

sponsored by U.S. Homefinders, Inc. and Westport Magazine

The Historical Society’s 2002 Holiday House Tour featured five exceptional homes.

This Italianate Victorian house built in 1874 is an exciting restoration.  Brought to period perfection by former occupants, the current owners have added a level of sophistication yet comfort to this spacious home with an eclectic collection of artwork and antiques.
Floral Design:  Susan Valois Collections

The moody entry, painted in evening gray, tells you right away that this stone house built in the 1940’s will be full of unexpected pleasures.  Every piece of furniture and objets d’art has been lovingly collected by the Swedish homeowners, from Tang dynasty Chinese horses to eighteenth-century Scandinavian pieces.
Floral Design: Blossoms Plus

With a gracious white exterior and ironwork trim, this lovely house perched amidst spacious grounds, looks like it belongs in the French countryside.  The brilliant renovation has retained all the romance, while updating for family comfort.
Floral Design: Carolyn Gregg Floral Design

Although this Victorian house is of the period architecturally in every detail from the ornate moldings and ceiling medallions to the faux-painted floors, it is actually brand new construction.  The owners, a builder and designer, have decorated the house with a love for Victorian detail but a sense of “tongue-in-cheek” whimsy.
Floral Design: Susan Valois Collections

The original antique house, built in 1800, formed the basis for the expansion that the current owners undertook to create this lovely gentleman’s farmhouse.  However, once you open the door, the flavors of Southern France and Tuscany, favorite regions of the homeowners, abound.
Floral Design: Bambu Garden, Tina Hickok

Call 203-222-1424 for further information.

2002 Holiday House Tour Committee

Maggie Feczko – WHS President
Susan Farewell – WHS Executive Director

Holiday House Committee

Chairpersons
Sally Cadoux
Maris Charney
Donna Schmerzler

Committee
Joni Andrews, Andrea Fine, Carol Randel, Jennifer Brockman, Molly McGrath,
Cheryl Eldh, Molly Lane, Kim Bird, Brie Garrison, Dorita Barrett-Hahnfeldt,
Cindi McCann, Susan Harrington, Yvonne Claveloux

Special Thanks to
The Callari Auto Group for their generous sponsorship
and to U.S. Homefinders, Inc., Barbara Schmerzler and Westport Magazine
for their supporting sponsorship of the Holiday House Tour.

We also wish to thank those who donated their time and services toward making this event a success, including: Homeowners, Floral Designers, House Chairmen, Hosts and Hostesses, Miggs Burroughs of Miggs B Designs for Graphic Design, Westport Arts Center, Saugatuck Rowing Club, Christina Negrin of In Good Taste Catering, Albe Furs of Westport, and to all innovative donors of this year’s Gingerbread Gala

All proceeds from the Holiday House Tour benefit the Westport Historical Society.