Thursday, October 10, 2013
Seven homes will be included on the Dec. 6-7 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. on 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.
June Kehr, Woodstone, 158 Woodstone Way
This craftsman-style home was built by Forrest McKie in 2007 and has a private wooded backyard with access to a neighborhood walking trail and the nearby North Augusta Greeneway. June has named her home Woodstone Retreat and has designed it for casual, relaxed living and entertaining.
This light and airy one-story home has an open floor plan with high ceilings, three fireplaces, two screened porches and a stereo surround sound system perfect for entertaining. The kitchen has an eight-foot center island with granite countertops, a breakfast nook and an adjoining sitting room with a stone fireplace where family and friends gather for cozy, warm evenings.
The home design has a coastal flair with colors of the sea, shell and exotic accents and artwork with underwater coral reef photography by Jason Mathias. Mathias is a renowned marine artist who studied at the Ringling School of Art and has been featured in magazines such as Florida Sport Fishing.