Three beautiful homes and Central United Methodist Church were featured, and a Wine and Cheese reception was held from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
The homes on the tour were adorned for the holidays to reflect each family’s traditions. Decorations included those from professional designers and from the homeowners themselves. “Newberry County has beautiful homes and this tour is the perfect chance to see some of the architectural history to be found here,” says Michelle Long, Newberry County Chamber of Commerce executive director.
The private residences included on the tour were the DeWalt Home. The Colonels Favor are the owners and graciously opened their home to us. They showed us Christmas traditions from the 1830’s to the present. The Cromer Home was built in the 1920’s and features the American Craftsman Style. The home was refurbished this year by its owners of 40 years. The home features a transitional décor while maintaining the integrity of the period. High ceilings and original hearts pine floors create a comfortable and inviting ambiance. Built in 1964, the Kopp Home was custom built during the height of the Mid-Century design influence on architecture features spacious common rooms for entertaining. The Kopps are only the second owners of the home and they have brought the home back to life for twenty-first century living. It is filled with family treasures and heirlooms. Central United Methodist Church, located on College Street, has beautiful stain glass windows by the Von Gerichten brothers from Germany. Only one other church in the United States had portrait windows as large as Central’s and that church has fewer of them.