Thursday, October 3, 2013
Seven homes will be included on the Dec. 6 and 7 Christmas Tour of homes. The home of Fred Ilardi and Sara Twiggs-Ilardi and the home of Jeremy and Candace Johnson will be featured in the River Club. In Hammond's Ferry is the home of Donald and Patricia Maxwell. In Olde Towne, two homes will be showcased – the home of Janet Ford and Sue Moore and the home of Larry and Janet Watts.
Melinda Brown's home in Green Forrest at Knollwood and June Kehr's home in Woodstone will also be featured. In addition to touring the homes, attendees can enjoy refreshments at the Arts and Heritage Center.
A brunch and fashion show will be held in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist of North Augusta at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Fashions will be provided by Chico's of Augusta Mall and Posh Tots of Surrey Center.
Each week, The Star is featuring a home included in the tour.
This lovely Craftsman style cottage, designed by the Johnsons, was built in 2012 by McGee Home Builders. With its open floor plan, the roomy kitchen and great room, Jeremy and Candace have the perfect home for entertaining family and friends. The great room, which boasts 20-foot ceilings, contains a display ledge of landscape pictures taken of the couple's son and also architecture from around the city. Inside this three-bedroom home, you will find traditional décor mixed with the couple's love for eclectic vintage antiques. One of several unique features of this home is a mantel assembled by the Johnsons from an old fireplace and placed over the kitchen stove. You will also discover art pieces made of driftwood and brass. The homes furnishings are a mix of period furniture and modern pieces, creating a charming and cozy home. As you tour the Johnsons' home, you will notice decorations displayed that reflect the family's own personality, even the personality of the couple's 5-year old son who is fascinated with trains. The Johnsons are excited to share with you their home and love for the Christmas season.