DECEMBER 5 & 6, 2015



Mark it on your calendar. Suggest to your friends that they do the same. The tenth annual C.F.U.W. Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour is scheduled for December 5 and 6, 2015 from 10:30am to 3:30pm daily.

Eight unique homes will be featured on the tour, some historic and some modern but all lovely. They will have been transformed for the holiday season by gifted local decorators, and will be sure to inspire your own decorating. 

2187 Drummond Concession 5B
182 Richmond's Road
5 Alexander Street
Hidden behind trimmed cedar hedges, this early 1800's square-timbered log home welcomes you with its historic charm and relaxed ambiance. Wooden beams, wide chinking and glimpses of wide-board flooring reveal the textures and resourcefulness of the original heritage construction. Period tin ceilings and a comforting brick fireplace illustrate the ongoing changes made to keep this house young. An eclectic blend of repurposed antiques and cozy furnishings create a warm and welcoming retreat for family and friends.

Evocative of the richness of Ontario's architectural history, this century stone home is a stunning example of the heritage masonry for which Lanark County is renowned. Even more impressive than its artisanal craftsmanship, however, is the home's ancestry, which comprises five generations. Rich pine floors, dramatic windows wells, nine-foot ceilings and a zesty colour palette create a space that sparkles with life and personality. A model homestead cultivated with pride and pleasure.
Radiating warmth and charm, this 1910 classic Victorian resides on one of Perth's most beautiful streets. Vintage elegance combines with modern updates to create an atmosphere of grace and serenity. Stained glass, original wood flooring, intricate architectural details, and expansive windows are but a few of the features that define this gracious home. Proudly displayed throughout the house are ten original works of art by well-known artist Garnet Hazard, grandfather of the current owner.
63 Drummond Street East
8 Beckwith Street E.
196 Clarchris Road
A delightful little gem, this wee blue house has a big story to tell. From its humble beginnings in the early 1800's as not only one of Perth's first timber-framed homes, but, so the story goes, its original post office, it stands now transformed as a modern, minimalist family respite. Only the rough-hewn timbers in the cellar and the original stone hearth remain as reminders of its place in the history of Perth. Truly a must-see.

Prepare to be surprised by this former Wampole house, a home like no other. A modern sunroom addition, open-concept main floor, and bright new windows have transformed this 100 year old residence into a light-filled and airy sanctuary. The personalities and interests of the homeowners are given centre stage in the home's unique accents and cozy, individualized niches. A creative reinterpretation of Christmas decor is also sure to enchant you. This is a home with heart.

A true labor of love, this beautiful 1910 double-brick farmhouse radiates warmth and pride of ownership, capturing the charm of history without sacrificing modern comforts. A thoughtful blend of period detail and contemporary conveniences adorn the spacious interior. This seamless coexistence between style and function is most notable in the expansive kitchen, where original wainscoting and traditional touches honour the fine workmanship typical of century homes. The ideal backdrop for memories, old and new.

602 Clarchris Road
801 Upper Scotch Line Road
Winding your way up the lane to this traditional Lanark County homestead, one is immersed in an idyllic pastoral landscape. Over the course of four generations, this working farm has stood as a proud testament to one family's devotion and meticulous care. Brimming with treasured mementos, one cannot help but feel the joyful reminiscences and imagine the laughter of warm family gatherings. This home truly calls forth the spirit of the holidays.

Dreams come true at the romantic 100 acre country estate Penny’s Lane - Home of Suite Miss Scarlett, an enchanting private cottage that offers guests a magical hideaway with an experience. Personalized style and luxurious amenities abound in this one-of-a-kind boutique bed & breakfast designed with antique furnishings and reclaimed artifacts that artfully create a most distinctive interior. Exquisite antiques adorn the 1850’s homestead with additional guestrooms. This home will delight and tickle your creative interests.

Local restaurants, as well as St. James Anglican Church, will offer specially priced lunches to ticket holders during the tour.
Informative bookmarks providing more details of the tour will be distributed to area businesses in early summer.  They will serve as reminders to invite your in town and out of town friends to join you for this annual Christmas Season kick-off in Perth. Many visitors have told us that they now make the tour weekend an annual event for reconnecting with family and friends.

Tickets for this wonderful December event will be available from October 31 at the following locations:

Almonte  Crush Marketplace
  14 Mill Street
Kingston Oderin Kitchen Supplies
  57 Brock Street

Merrickville Windsor's Courtyard
  211 St. Lawrence Street

Ottawa Tivoli Florist
  282 Richmond Road
Perth  Home Furniture
  18 Gore Street East
Smiths Falls Elizabeth Interiors
  8 Chambers Street

CFUW annually depends on the support of our community to host our very successful major fundraiser and we owe a debt of gratitude to all who have again generously supported this very worthy cause. We encourage everyone to use the services of the following wherever possible:

Tour Sponsor: Coldwell Banker Settlement Realty Brokerage, Perth




2187 Drummond Concession 5B

Finnegan Insurance Brokers

Homing Instinct Marketplace and Gemmell’s Flowers

182 Richmond’s Road

A & B Ford Perth

Hillside Gardens

5 Alexander Street

Hay Design Furnishings & Decor

Hay Design Furnishings & Decor

63 Drummond Street East

Ground Waves Home & Gifts

Art & Class Studio Boutique

8 Beckwith Street East

Gallery on Gore

Charlee Ostrom – Fabricator of MAGICAL SPACES

196 Clarchris Road

Blackwood Originals

Mariposa Design

602 Clarchris Road

Blair & Son Home Furnishings

Kelly’s Flowers

801 Upper Scotch Line

Decorating by Design



Several of the town’s restaurants participate during the House Tour weekend including Mex & Co., Michael’s Table, O’Reilly’s Pub and the Stone Cellar as well as the St. James Anglican Church. They provide special, well-priced light meals on both days donating a percentage of their sales over the weekend. Several other restaurants including Bistro 54 Italiano, East meets West, Maximilian’s Dining Lounge, The Crossroads Tea Room and The Hungry Seven have donated gift certificates. These were raffled off with the proceeds also going to the House Tour Fund.

Annually we have donors who contribute varying amounts of monies which all go into the fund. This year they include Bank of Montreal, Blair & Son Home Furnishings, Costello and Company, Crain’s Construction, Dr. Kathrine Stolee M.D., Glen Tay Transportation, Tackaberry Sand & Stone Ltd and Nephin & Winter.

Our advertisers have supported us over the years and this year, our tenth tour, is no exception: The Stone Cellar Restaurant, Barbara Shepherd, Brownlee’s Metro, Pharmasave, Rio Tay Home Boutique, Paws Oasis, Geoff Hodgins Architect, The Sunflower Bake Shop, Lavender & Lace, Bangs Fuels, Ireton Electric, WTC Fibre, Images, Terrascapes Landscape & Design, Fall River Fashion, Perth Home Hardware Building Centre, Perth Home Furniture and Carleton Kitchen and Bath.(

This year we are again so fortunate to have many musicians who donate their time and talent, playing in our unique and beautiful homes, creating a warm and ‘holiday season’ ambiance. Stay tuned for the names of our musicians – coming soon.

Not only is the tour a fun way to see special homes, it also provides an opportunity to invest in the future since all proceeds are used to provide educational awards to deserving and needy women and young girls in their pursuit of advanced education. Proceeds also support literacy and other educational initiatives in area schools and libraries. Since the tour began, over $150,000. have been distributed in Lanark County.

The Canadian Federation of University Women is a voluntary non-profit organization committed to the improvement of the status of women, human rights and to the promotion of Education.