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The 26th Annual Wimberley Community Civic Club Home Tour - Featuring the Farris, Furlow-Pennington, Grazdan, Hale, Lebkuecher and Mickelsen Homes, along with the Way Retreat.

Sponsored by the Wimberley Community Civic Club, the 2013 Hill Country Homes Tour for the Holidays is The 26th Annual Home Tour and will be on Friday & Saturday November 8 & 9, 2012 from 10 to 5. Six unique homes are featured for 2013, in addition, The Peter and MaryFaye Way’s Wimberley Retreat can be seen on the Candlelight Tour the evening before. The $40 tickets to this year's Cocktail Party may be reserved by calling Janelle Conzentino at  512-722-3127 . This kick-off event is slated for Thursday evening, November 7, 2013, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are limited, so make your reservations early.

The Wimberley Community Civic Club chose six beautiful homes for the 2013 Hill Country Home Tour, November 8-9, 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.

In addition to the six homes, the historic Winters-Wimberley Housewill be open to visitors. A gift shop, homemade baked goods, a free wine tasting, and a delicious lunch by the Leaning Pear will be available. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at a cost of $12.00 per person.

Tickets for the tour are $20.00 and may be purchased beginning October 25, and on both tour days at the Wimberley Visitors' Center at 14090 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley. Tickets will also be available at each tour home on the days of the tour as well as at the Wimberley-Winters House. For more information call Sharon Kennedy at 713-819-1004 or visit the Civic Club page.

This fund-raising effort benefits many non-profit organizations within Wimberley, as well as numerous graduating high school seniors who receive scholarships.   Brookshire Brothers is the exclusive sponsor of this event which will offer a great selection of wines and delicious food.  The Wimberley Civic Club thanks Brookshire Brothers for this generous contribution and their continuing support of the Club and its goals.

Expect the unexpected as you tour six unique homes of six unique families, and to enjoy the tour to its fullest extent, and be able to explore the grounds of some of the homes, sensible shoes are recommended.

The 2013 Home Tour Map is available here.


The Josh and Sunshine Farris Home

You have passed the entrance hundreds of times, perhaps wondering, but never knowing what might lie beyond the stone posts off of Ranch Road 12 with the flying "N" on each side. Venturing past the gate, following the narrow road as it dips and curls its way through Hill Country cedars and oaks, you arrive at an idyllic pale yellow farmhouse built by Texas Casual Cottages, the home of Josh and Sunshine Farris, their three young boys, two extremely friendly Akita dogs, and one sleepy five-year-old bearded dragon.

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The David Furlow and Lisa Pennington House

When the Sirens sang their song to Lisa Pennington and David Furlow, the strong lure of the Wimberley Valley was hard to resist. Lisa says her neighbor puts it best, "Wimberley just calls to you." Having been introduced to this valley several years before by old college friends, the call for David and Lisa came at 3:30 p.m. one day in June, 2012, when an e-mail alert came across Lisa's computer showcasing a home that just came on the market.

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The Darla and Greg Grazdan Home

Two years ago in the middle of the hottest summer of the hottest year on record, Darla Grazdan decided to come to Wimberley in search of a weekend retreat. Instead of being deterred by the scorched earth, the withering grasses, the drooping oaks and the stocked private lake at an all time low, Darla embraced the possibilities, falling in love with the first place she saw. She saw others, but in the end she came back to the now, one-hundred-and-twenty acre Double N Ranch.

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The David and Bex Hale Home

Six months ago David and Bex Hale were exploring the back roads of Wimberley helping Bex’s parents in their search for acreage in the Texas Hill Country. Checking the map, seeing that they were on Lone Man Mountain Road…close…ever so close to a property she had seen on the Internet, Bex said, “We’re so close, I have to show you my fantasy home.”

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The Alice and Phil Lebkuecher Home

A child of Wimberley, Alice Gumbert arrived in this valley, parents in tow, at the tender age of seven. She lived here, played here, went to school here. Then, like most young people, she left. Several years ago Alice came back - this time with husband Phil and two teen-aged boys in tow. They are all now in the process of creating a piece of their own little bit of heaven in the Oak Orchard Enclave on an arm of land off of RR 12 that was once part of Alice's parent's ranch.

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The Mega and Cecilia Mickelsen Home

Tucked behind a grove of oaks and cedars, is nestled a complex of rustic buildings that house and foster creative talent and their innovative, inspired endeavors. At 1605 Lone Man Mountain Road -AKA Fe29- it is all about the art. The discovery. The nurturing. The execution. The collaboration. The sharing. Walk through the front door and you will feel like you are in an art gallery-museum, but be assured it is also a functioning home.

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Peter and MaryFaye Way's Wimberley Retreat

In 1969, looking for a weekend retreat, Peter Way told his young wife, "Let me take you to a place that I loved as a kid." Driving from Houston, arriving in Wimberley, viewing the long neglected property bordering Cypress Creek and seeing its potential, MaryFaye fell in love too.

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