Hill Country Homes for the Holidays is an eagerly awaited annual Wimberley event. It is a delightful way to visit wonderful Wimberley area homes, all beautifully decorated for the holidays.
The Holiday Gift Shoppe, filled with a large array of craft items and delicious goodies made by the ladies of Wimberley,
was open for the tour at the Senior Citizen Center on RR 12.
Tickets for the tour were $15.00 and were available at the Visitor Center. They
could also be purchased at each of the six homes on the days of the tour.
Jan Millard, Deanna Seaman and Carolyn Stafford co-chaired the event this year. All proceeds from the Home Tour are distributed to the community in the form of college
scholarships and donations to various local organizations.
FEATURED ON THE 2005 HOME TOUR
(See photographs of all these in the slideshow above.)
The Alexander-Hudson Home
After remodeling and building numerous houses, these homeowners feel they "really got it right this time". Their lovingly planned cedar home, which they liken to a big tree house, is situated on the perfect hillside, complete with a view and a southern exposure. Open living areas that bring in the outdoors, 28' vaulted ceilings, fabulous art and beautiful landscaping make this a special place, indeed.
The Allison Home
Warmth and charm abound in this lovely home designed by the owner to accommodate many treasured items of furniture and accents from a previous home, including the handsome front door. The grand piano, circa 1912, enhances the open floor plan. Spectacular views, rich colors and cozy sitting areas create an inviting space which captures the essence of Hill Country Living.
The Behr Home
Hailing from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this young couple decided that Wimberley would be the perfect place to raise a family. To that end they designed and built an awesome, family friendly home that features fabulous views, a unique basement and 21" vaulted ceilings. Tastefully elegant, yet warm and cozy, this child-centered home meets all their needs with stylish panache.
The Jennings Home
Inspired by the Texas sunset and literally designed by the owner from the inside out, this eclectic home reflects a keen eye for detail, color and the creative use of intriguing collectibles. Prized family pieces and antiques sit side by side with fabulous garage sale finds, all artfully blended in this Texas style home with an attitude.
The Krueger Home
The Kruegers love the building process and the freedom to engage in their many creative exploits, so they wanted to scale back and to cut down on yard maintenance. Their second new home in Wimberley has more than fulfilled their expectations. Serene views, a colorful, artfully designed interior and an inviting courtyard area give "Texcany" a hint of the Texas Hill Country with true Tuscan flavor.
The Patterson Home
Perched on a hillside with wonderful views of Paradise Valley, this beautiful French Country home is a dream come true for the Pattersons. Furnished with unique family heirlooms and many French antiques, the décor reflects the exquisite taste and versatile talents of the home owners. Perfect for entertaining, this home also features a charming courtyard garden.
Holiday Gift Shoppe
Senior Citizen Center - 14050 Ranch Road 12
Visitors can take a break at any time during the tour and enjoy complimentary refreshments and holiday shopping. The
Wimberley Civic Club outdoes themselves by making a large variety of craft items and delicious goodies that will tickle your fancy, delight your wallet and simplify your holiday shopping!