Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, brings the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum’s 11th Annual Spring Tour of Homes with seven homes to visit. They range from Mediterranean style to a Penthouse with a view to die for, and as always, the homes will offer plenty of inspiration for visitors’ own home d_cor.
Tour hours are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets for the event are $35 in advance, $40 the day of the tour. The Home Tour is the Art Museum’s major fundraiser of the year. Tickets are available at the Art Museum and at selected locations (see separate box), or by calling 843-238-2510.
Besides a feast for the eyes, the day offers a feast for the taste buds as well, with a lunch buffet at the luxurious, ocean front Dunes Golf and Beach Club, 9000 North Ocean Blvd. Luncheon hours are from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and tickets $17 per person (Tour of Homes ticket holders only). Reservations are suggested but not required; call the Museum to make reservations. The luncheon is proudly sponsored by Bobby Kelly State Farm and Posh Living Fabrics and Furniture.
The 2011 Tour of Homes is generously sponsored by: Hucks & Washington, Total Tree Care, Easy 105.9/100.7, The Sun News and WBTW News 13.
This year’s tour will include:
The Leavitt Home, 4705 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach – This three-bedroom vacation home features an airy California Mission style with dark-stained bamboo floors, terra cotta tiles in the kitchen and a sweeping central staircase and balcony. Upstairs bedrooms offer ocean views, and don’t miss the ultramodern free-standing bathtub (more like sculpture) in the master suite.
The Bullen Home, 5617 Country Club Drive, Pine Lakes Country Club – This spacious Southern Living-inspired home is just over 3,500 square feet with four bedrooms, three full and two half- baths, front and rear verandas and a game room with stereo surround sound. The owners’ collection of heirloom 19th-century Biedermeier furniture is sprinkled throughout the home. Be sure to check out the master bedroom suite with Travertine marble shower and a soothing twilight-sky blue coffered ceiling.
The Benton Home, 5707 Canterbury Lane, Pine Lakes Country Club – Styled after a Louisiana plantation, this home has room to roam: four bedrooms, three full and three half-baths; an airy loggia at the rear of the house and a rear courtyard with a park-like view that goes on forever. Whimsical touches abound: original artwork from local artists and family members – including a kid-pleasing lemon tree painted on a wall just off the kitchen. Virtually every room has a different eye-popping chandelier.
The Stowe-Currence Home, The Pointe, Unit 1004, 9547 Edgerton Drive – It will be hard to take your eyes off the marsh and ocean views from this 10th floor penthouse home but lots more delights await inside. Originally a four-bedroom apartment, the owners converted it to two spectacular bedrooms and a theater room. Don’t miss the chef’s kitchen with Viking appliances, including seven ovens, cherry cabinets and red African granite; the purple and gold master suite with morning kitchen, stone-and-marble shower and shaving sink, and custom cherry cabinets.
The Martin Home, 9401 Cove Drive, Dunes Cove – The warmth of heart pine floors and 10-foot ceilings sets the tone for this traditional Southern home. From the monogrammed upholstered chair in the foyer to the family photos perched like stair-steps to the second floor, the owners’ love of design and handmade accessories shows up in every corner. Built in 1991, the house was re-done five years ago to extend the kitchen to a spacious sewing center. Artwork by area artists sprinkle the walls, and the powder room features original stock certificates and stock warrants made into wallpaper.
The Warren Home, 1501 Brookgreen Drive, Plantation Point – The family room and kitchen of this Italian Mediterranean home are the favorite spot for extended-family gatherings and it’s easy to see why. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors slide out of sight, merging indoors with the outdoor patio and pool area; marble and ceramic tile floors add to the open-air feeling. Don’t miss the custom cabinet that houses Linda Warren’s charming collection of folk art salt-and-pepper shakers.
The Whaley Home, 3860 Waterford Drive, Plantation Point – Lofty ceilings make this 4,000-square-foot home feel even more spacious. An open balcony overlooking the main floor gives upstairs bedrooms a feeling of connectedness. Don’t miss the dramatic “floating wall” suspended in front of high windows in the family room, which features an Australian cypress floor.
The Art Museum 11th Annual Spring Tour of Homes
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 5
How much: $35 in advance, $40 the day of the tour
How to get tickets: By credit card, by calling 843-238-2510; at the Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. And for all lunch reservations; and at the following locations:
Myrtle Beach,SC: Four Seasons Interiors, 7730 N. Kings Hwy.; Knotting Hill Interiors, 2901 N. Kings Hwy.; and Studio 77, 5001 N. Kings Hwy.
North Myrtle Beach, SC: Hope Taylor & Company, 312 Main St.
Pawleys Island, SC: Cheryl Newby Gallery, The Shops at Oak Lea
Conway, SC: Bodega, 301 Main St.
Calabash, NC: Sunset River Market Place, 10283 Beach Dr.
Home Tour Luncheon: (For Home Tour ticketholders only)
When: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 5
Where: The Dunes Golf and Beach Club (9000 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
How much: $17 per person. Reservations suggested but not required; call the Art Museum, 843-238-2510, to reserve.