DECEMBER 3 & 4, 2016







A Christmas House Tour Like No Other, in Heritage Perth & District

Step back in time and prepare to be surprised! In tribute to the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement, The Perth & District Chapter of CFUW is placing a special emphasis on the heritage aspect of the 2016 Heritage Perth & District Christmas House Tour scheduled for the weekend of December 3 & 4. Mark it on your calendar now, and tell your friends to do the same!

Why not devote two days to the tour so there is time to fully appreciate the eight lovely homes, all either historic or traditional and transformed for the holiday season by gifted local decorators and florists. For those from out of town, consider making the 2016 house tour the focus of a destination weekend getaway. There will be extra attractions on offer to keep you entertained throughout your stay - including a Settlerís Dinner, historical play, and opportunity to tour Algonquin Collegeís new Green Technology demonstration building and heritage trade shops. This is also the weekend of Perthís annual Santa Claus Parade, festive fireworks and tree lighting.

House Tour News Releases:

Rounding Out Your December House Tour Weekend in Perth, provides more detail on these events.

CFUW thanks our generous homeowners for lending their beautiful homes for such a worthy cause.

1330 Barrie’s Side Road
Perth, Drummond Twp
3205 Drummond Concession 8A
Balderson, Drummond Twp
1389 Highway 511
Balderson, Tay Valley
Décor: Art & Class Studio Boutique
Florist: The Blossom Shop
Sponsor: Finnegan Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Décor: Sam Callaghan, The House Whisperer
Florist: Hillside Gardens
Sponsor: Perth Planing Mill Supply
Décor: Perth Home Furniture
Florist: Sweet Pea’s Fresh Flowers
Sponsor: Perth Home Furniture
Haddon Hall Farm, reminiscent of many a picturesque Highland cottage, was first envisioned and built by the Campbell family in the early 1800s. Now gently restored and updated by its proud new owners, this picture-perfect stone home radiates effortless charm and an aura rich in history. An original tin roof and massive hearth are but a few of the many historical features that give this home its timeless allure. Find solace in the beauty of this peaceful country setting.
Redesigned, relocated and renovated by creative owners, this one-of-a-kind property stands transformed from a two room early 1800s schoolhouse to an industrial-modern living space. Connecting seamlessly to gardens and rural vistas through large, expansive windows, the vaulted, open-concept living space invites you to pause and unwind. A gallery, running the full length of the living room exterior walls, adds further visual interest to the understated, organic interior. The epitome of simplicity and style, this is a home not to be missed.
Having graciously retained much of its historical and architectural appeal, this beautiful brick Victorian home, built in 1899, evokes memories of Christmases past. It speaks of an era when a timeworn sense of dignity and charm prevailed. Pocket doors lead you to a dining room lavishly set for high tea and a living room adorned for the holidays, where the sun beaming through a period stain glassed window casts a warm glow over the festive scene.
1005 Harper Road, Perth, Tay Valley
32 Beckwith Street East, Perth
41 Mill Street, Perth
Décor: Kelly’s Flowers
Florist: Kelly’s Flowers
Sponsor: OMYA Canada
Décor: Homeowner
Florist: Sylvia’s Plant Place
Sponsor: Carolina Luxury Riverfront
               Retirement Suites
Décor: Hay Design and Stonehouse Girl
Florist: Hidden Garden Floral Designs
Sponsor: Embers
Beautifully traditional with a modern twist, this lovely red brick reproduction farmhouse, built in 1992, sits atop a knoll at the end of an archetypal maple-lined lane. A dramatic wrap-around veranda adds further romance and character, as does the idyllic rural setting of rolling pastures. Once inside, however, any anticipation of a country aesthetic gives way to a bright and airy interior, finely furnished and meticulously coordinated. Now exquisitely decorated for Christmas, it awaits your appreciation.
With the beautiful Tay River at its side, this intriguing 1880s heritage home appears a picture of tradition. The interior, however, offers a singular experience, boldly challenging conventional notions of design and colour. It has been transformed by imaginative, talented homeowners who have experienced diverse cultures first-hand. Their exquisite Asian and African furnishings and artifacts play against vibrant backdrops to stunning effect. And, interestingly, back in 1820 this site held the residence of Father Lamothe, Perth's first Catholic priest.
A beautiful setting, bold architectural detail, and exquisite craftsmanship combine to create this most memorable home. Built in 1837, Haggart House, with its magnificent foyer, soaring ceilings and generous reception rooms, imparts, at first glance, a distinctive air of grandeur and formality. Looking closer, however, you discover snug hide-a-ways perfect for quiet family moments. Imaginatively decorated to reflect its past and present, you are sure to enjoy every moment spent in this elegant home.
54 Halton Street, Perth
2174 Scotch Line, Perth, Tay Valley
Décor: Mariposa Design
Florist: Mariposa Design
Sponsor: A & B Ford
Décor: Homeowner
Florist: Gemmell’s Flowers
Sponsor: Decorating by Design
With its whimsical appeal and quaint exterior, this adorable blue-grey board-and-batten cottage paints fanciful pictures in your mind and immediately entices you in. Contrary to expectations, however, the door opens to a minimalist, modern interior, where eclectic decor and personal works of art combine to create a most imaginative retreat. Built in 1978, this unique home has clearly been proudly transformed thanks to the flair of its current owner, a local artist.
An artful blend of historical detail and fresh country elegance, this meticulously reimagined stone farmstead is a must see. Built in the early 1800s, this home exudes warmth, character and unexpected contemporary flair. Its spectacular heritage stone fireplace and reclaimed wide-planked floors work in harmony with its chic modern kitchen and beautifully appointed rooms. Respecting family wishes and their love of tradition, the homeowner has decorated her home for Christmas in a most personal and meaningful style.

Not only is the house tour good fun, it also provides an opportunity to invest in the community. Proceeds are used to support local women in their pursuit of advanced education as well as literacy and other educational initiatives in schools and libraries. Since the tour began 11 years ago, over $150,000 has been awarded to women in Lanark County.

CFUW stands for the Canadian Federation of University Women, a voluntary non-profit organization committed to human rights, promoting education and improving the status of women. The Perth & District Chapter was formed in 1970 and currently has over 100 members.

Tickets, for $30.00, will be on sale starting October 31st at the following locations:

Almonte Crush Marketplace 14 Mill Street 613-461-2211
Brockville Dockside Living,
The 1000 Island Shoppe
6 Broad Street 613-865-7328
Kingston Oderin Kitchen Supplies 57 Brock Street 613-531-4544
Merrickville Windsorís Courtyard 211 St. Lawrence Street 613-269-2999
Ottawa Tivoli Florist 282 Richmond Road 613-729-6911
Perth Perth Home Furniture 18 Gore Street East 613-264-9876

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