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The 25th Annual Wimberley Community Civic Club Home Tour - Featuring the Harcourt-Stavrand, King, McDonald, Nichols, Povey, Smith and Sturdivant Homes

Sponsored by the Wimberley Community Civic Club, the 2012 Hill Country Homes Tour for the Holidays is The 25th Annual Home Tour will be on Friday & Saturday November 9 & 10, 2012 from 10 to 5. Seven unique homes are featured for 2012, one of which (The McDonald House) can be seen on the Candlelight Tour the evening before.

The Wimberley Community Civic Club chose seven beautiful homes for the 2012 Hill Country Home Tour, November 9-10, showcasing the broad variety of homes in the Wimberley community.

Be sure to mark your calendars for this event and help the Civic Club raise money to give to the Wimberley community. Remember that while enjoying the tour you will be helping our community. The Home Tour in the fall and Spring Event (formerly Hobby Lobby) in the spring are the two fund-raising events the Civic Club sponsors to raise money for agencies and organizations in the community each year. Typically, the Civic Club gives monetary gifts to 25 community entities and scholarships to 10 graduating high school seniors.

A nother stop on the tour is the historic Winters-Wimberley House where you will find a wide assortment of handcrafted items, theme baskets, and a delectable selection of baked goods, candies, pickles and preserves in the home's original parlor from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Lunch is served in  the Tea Room, $10 per person, from, 11 AM to 2 PM.

Tickets will be available at the Visitors' Center and each home, as well as the Gift and Bake shop at the Winters-Wimberley House. For more information visit the Civic Club page.


The Harcourt-Stavrand Home (Old Oaks Ranch)

Living in New England most of their lives and traveling extensively during that time, art connoisseurs and humanitarians John Harcourt and Sue Ellen Stavrand are happy to be in Texas and delighted to call Wimberley their home; and home just happens to be Old Oaks Ranch—the aged rock house which is appropriately nestled under an enormous seven-hundred-year-old oak tree.

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The Diane and Richard King Home

Some people are just born lucky. And some create their own luck. Diane and Richard King have done a little of both. For Richard King, luck smiled on him the day his grandmother fell in love with the Texas Hill Country, and later in 1959 decided to buy a riverfront property in Wimberley. A property boasting a long sloping lawn down to the water—amply studded with both pecan and cypress trees that are centuries tall—that Richard eventually inherited.

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Vivian and Jim McDonald Home

Jim and Vivian McDonald have good reason to call their home "Bella Vista." The entire estate boasts beautiful views—both inside and out— wherever you look. It is a home to be treasured; solid…timeless…furnished with restrained elegance.

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Jay and Martha Nichols House

Below the pool, adjacent to the butterfly garden, there sits a dilapidated old bench, time worn by the heat of the Texas sun and the thunderstorms that sweep down the hills of Skyline Ridge Estates. Before October 2012, this bench is where you would often find Jay and Martha Nichols sitting and picnicking, planning the house of their dreams.

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The Edward Povey and Donna Tolar Home

Words seemingly fail when trying to describe the magical and mystical world of Sub Rosa, the home of internationally renowned artist Edward Povey and his artist wife, Donna Tolar. Perhaps if you said… Fanciful. Original. Imaginative. Inspired. Inventive. Ingenious. Dazzling. Delightful. You might… just might…be able to capture the essence of what lies at the heart of this enchanting home.

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The Jane and Randy Smith Home

Jane and Randy Smith, currently living and working in Houston, started looking for a home away from home many years ago when their kids enrolled in Texas State. They wanted to be able to visit on weekends and also give their kids a place to feel at home while they were in college. Logically they settled on San Marcos. However, many months later they discovered Wimberley while driving over Fulton Ranch Road into the Blanco River Valley. They were hooked.

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Josie and Dan Sturdivant Home

"Live Without Limits," says a sign in the master suite of the lovely house at the edge of beyond, seemingly suspended in air, high atop a Wimberley Valley hill. "I liked what it said," says Josie Sturdivant, and you will understand why once you enter this residence, because Josie and her husband, Dan, look at life and their home as having limitless possibilities.

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