Canton Christmas fans gear up for annual Tour of Homes

The annual Canton Christmas Tour of Homes is from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. The show features six homes and all proceeds will benefit the Canton Miss Labor Day Scholarship Fund.

Admission is $12, and children under 12 are free. Tickets will be on sale soon at the following sites: Polly’s Florist and Gifts in Canton; Nest in Waynesville; Clyde Florist in Clyde; Mountain Home Collection in Waynesville/ Smokey Park Antiques in Candler

For tour information or to purchase tickets contact Laura Simmons at 828.400.0699.

Tickets may also be purchased at any of the homes on the day of the tour. The following homes are on the tour.


The Harris and Courtney Clark Home

4350 Pigeon Road

(Bethel- Hwy 110 to traffic light then right)    

This Cape Cod style home was built in 1954 to serve as the farmhouse presiding over the 100 or so acres it overlooks in the valley behind. The 2,400-square-foot home combines both an open floor plan and modern use of space with a wonderfully rustic charm lent to the home by its many antiques, unique handmade furnishings and farm-life-inspired artwork.  


The Thomas and Amy Fitzpatrick Home

21 Pennsylvania Avenue

(Past Canton Public Library)

The previous owners were the Phillips family. This is a 1918 brick, craftsman style bungalow.  This home feels like a bungalow, but at the same time it is a very modern translation of an early 20th century house.  It has a very defined look — white walls with lots of wood, natural fibers, and family heirlooms.


The Patrick and Brianna Willis Home

24 Pennsylvania Avenue

(Past Canton Public Library)

The Willis house was built in 1932 in the craftsman style. Currently the homeowners are working to restore some of the original touches and have been delighted to uncover and restore the original brick fireplace, glass paned French doors, glass door knobs, and similar architectural features from the early 30’s. While renovations are still under way, the Willis’ are decorating with live greenery, touched with traditional “soap flake” flocking and metallic accents.


The James Giglio Home decorated by Clyde Florist and Judy Jones

134 Academy Street (Main Street to Academy Street near St Andrews Episcopal Church)

This is historic home built in 1900 in the classic style. The two-story home features a formal Victorian living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, and a stately staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms. Original hand crafted woodwork add charm and character. Victorian furniture and antiques are decorated with Christmas greenery, poinsettias, and an assortment of cherished Christmas treasures. Clyde Florist and Judy Jones have provided the decorating skills for celebrating an old fashioned Christmas in this home.


The Guest Home of Doug and Gail Mull

16 Division Street (Hampton Heights to Oakland Circle right on Division Street)

A three-story brick Tudor built in 1925. The gothic door opens into a large foyer featuring a beautifully crafted oak staircase. The large living room features a mullioned bay window and a corner brick fireplace decorated with greenery. A bright sunroom, formal dining room, a butlers pantry, and a country kitchen feature varied cottage Christmas themes


The David and Coleen Blaylock Home

127 Newfound Street (Main Street to Bridge Street right on Newfound Street)

This house is a Georgian Colonial Style home built in 1937. It features a square symmetrical shape with five windows across the front. The house is spacious and the floor plan allows for entertaining. The home is decorated in a traditional style that exhibits southern hospitality and graciousness.

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