Feel the spirit of the season on the Altrusa Holiday Home Tour
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Fifth Annual Altrusa Holiday Home Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 4, from 4-8 p.m. or Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry or the Marshfield Public Library until Friday, Dec. 4, or can be purchased for $15 at all featured homes the day of the event. Visit at your leisure, and enjoy sites in any order you prefer. All profits are donated to local literacy projects.
Jim Conterato and Lynn Deuser — 206 Westview Drive
Appreciate the effects of six months of remodeling while retaining the same square footage. Everything was removed down to the studs. The flooring is sustainable bamboo, cabinets were made locally as well as the laminate countertops, appliances are all energy efficient, and a cozy fireplace provides heat for the bedroom. A highly programmable thermostat controls the rest of the home.
Christmas decorating reflects an ecological, minimalist lifestyle.
Whimsical pieces by Patience Brewster are displayed on the mantel.
Meticulous needlepoint stockings were made by Deuser and her sister, the newest one only 30 years old. Themed holiday pieces replace artwork during the season, providing eclectic holiday warmth.
Allean and Terry Frankland — 300 Meadow Lane
A European-influenced home with a split floor plan and open concept invites a description of “Christmas Hodgepodge” for the mixture of decor displayed for the season in this welcoming one-story brick front home. The four-season sunroom is decorated as a “woodland holiday.”
Woods and wildlife surround three sides of this very private lot. Christmas china is displayed in the sitting room with smaller decorated trees in other rooms as well as numerous items enjoyed by the family to make this a warm and festive home for the holidays.
Nancy and Clyde Wynia — M222 Sugar Bush Lane (Jurustic Park)
A historical blending of generations of unique family-created works of art and volumes of books provides an intimate look into the Wynias’ heritage.
This house retains much of the original birch woodwork, has a distinctive open stairway, gingerbread trim built-in cabinetry, and plate glass beveled windows with leaded beveled window enhancements. This Victorian home was the original lumber baron B.F. McMillan homestead with its own sawmill along the river.
Understated holiday decorating allows Nancy Wynia’s glass Christmas decorations to brilliantly capture the lights of the season.
Jennifer and Ernie Lurvey — M206 Marsh Lane
Come down a driveway shaded by snow-covered pines into a welcoming country home. As you enter, lose yourself in the Department 56 collectable North Pole village. Move on into the sunroom, and snowflakes glisten in every direction.
Tree ornaments, a quilted wall hanging, wind chime, and snowflakes in the windows complete the snowy theme. In the dining area, enjoy the elegant table settings. Santa decorations throughout the house blend to create a perfect Christmas setting. Also check out the basement, complete with wall-to-wall beer bottles and cans and Beanie Babies to elicit cheers for the holiday season.
Wrap yourself in the warmth and down-home comfort of a wood stove that encompasses this beautiful home all decked out for the holidays. You might just spot Santa — or a guy that looks a lot like him.