Each spring, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, offers its 12th Annual Home Tour, a look at some of the most glamorous and uniquely decorated homes in the Myrtle Beach area, while serving as the Museum’s major fundraiser.
This year’s tour, on Saturday, Mar. 3, 2012, features seven homes whose owners are passionate about sports – of all kinds. (Wives who have found their husbands “less than enthusiastic” about touring designer homes may find they have a much easier time this year!)
Tour hours are from 10am-4pm. For those needing a break during the day (and who wouldn’t?), an elegant buffet lunch is available at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, from 11:30am-3pm. Tickets for the tour are $40 in advance, $45 the day of the tour. The luncheon, for tour ticketholders only, is $17 per person. Reservations are suggested but not required; call the Art Museum, 843/238-2510, to reserve.
As always, the tour will offer lots of eye-popping design details, some of which are sure to provide inspiration for visitors’ own homes. This year’s tour will include:
The Bary Home
The Bary Home, Plantation Pointe: Tennis anyone? This 4,200-square-foot residence offers its active homeowners a choice between the private tennis court, pool (with fountains) and an indoor gym with view of the spacious back yard. For their more laid-back hours, a favorite spot is the airy screened porch off the pool/patio area. But don’t miss the cozy second-floor “play” area – for kids of all ages!
The Blank Home, N. Ocean Boulevard: With ocean views from nearly every room and a spacious second-floor screened porch to catch the ocean breezes, this classic beach “cottage” is a beachcomber’s delight. There’s even a private cabana at water’s edge for changing and freshening up après surf! Originally built in the 1940s, the home was virtually rebuilt and modernized by its current owners in a comfy blend of traditional and casual-contemporary styles. And with seven bedrooms, there’s plenty of room for guests!
The Farra Home
The Farrar Home, Black Creek Plantation: It’s always tee time at this 7,800-square-foot Southern contemporary home, with its backyard putting green – an exact replica of the 13th hole at the Masters’ Course in Augusta! But if golf’s not your game, there’s also an upstairs lounge with ping-pong table, a pinball machine and pool table. Or just stroll the home’s three-acre grounds with lush plantings and its own creek.
The Godwin Home, Bal Harbor/Grande Dunes: If hoops are your game, you’ll love this contemporary Mediterranean home complete with its own regulation-size, indoor basketball court! Afterward, chill out in the lap pool or relax in the media room. The main house features travertine marble floors, 23-foot ceilings with crystal chandeliers, paneled fabric walls and a richly paneled library; there’s also a two-bedroom guest house with full kitchen adjoining the basketball court and a six-car garage.
The Lackey Home, Black Creek Plantation: There’s plenty of room to roam in this Southern contemporary family home – over 5,000 heated square feet – yet there are also lots of cozy spots to curl up with kids, guests, crafts or a good book. Reflecting its owners’ family focus, the home features bold primary colors and an enormous second-floor play area, at the top of a bright-red spiral staircase.
The McIntyre Home, Grande Dunes: A sportsman’s paradise, this 6,500-square-foot neo-classical home is the perfect setting for trophies of the owner’s extensive hunts from North America to Africa. In addition to the elegant, masculine library with its floor-to-ceiling mahogany bookcases, traditional furnishings create a relaxing mood. But don’t miss the beautifully landscaped backyard with its luxurious pool, walking paths and gazebo.
The Queener House, Black Creek Plantation: Your first look at this stylish contemporary home may take your breath away: the 20-foot-high stone entry with iron and mahogany front door, full round transom window and 18-light iron chandelier. But this 7,500-square-foot residence is a family home with lots of amenities for an active family. Two covered lanais overlook a pool with hot tub and waterfall, an outdoor fire pit and a sports court; indoors, a cozy entertainment center offers chilling-out space.
Tickets for the tour are available at the following locations:
Myrtle Beach: The Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., 843/238-2510, credit card orders; Four Seasons Interiors, 7730 N. Kings Hwy.; Knotting Hill Interiors, 7753 N. Kings Hwy.; Rose Arbor Fabrics, 6916 N. Kings Hwy.; and Studio 77, 5001 N. Kings Hwy.
Carolina Forest: Sparks Toyota, 4855 Hwy. 501 West
North Myrtle Beach: Hope Taylor & Company, 312 Main St.
Calabash: Sunset River Market Place, 10283 Beach Dr.
Conway: Bodega, 301 Main St.
Pawleys Island: Cheryl Newby Gallery, The Shops at Oak Lea
Major sponsor for this year’s Home Tour is Sparks Toyota; patron sponsors are Bobby Kelly/State Farm Insurance and B. Graham Interiors. Additional sponsors include Dick’s Pools, Hucks & Washington, Starwood Landscape/Maintenance/Construction, Vintage Estates Realty; along with media sponsors Easy 105.9/100/7, Movin 94.5, The Sun News, and WBTW/News13. In-kind sponsors are Grand Strand Regional Hospital, Sheriar Press and LHWH Advertising and Public Relations.
For further info call the Museum at 843/238-2510.