Holiday homes on display at Burlingame

Burlingame’s annual Holiday Home Tour will be held Dec. 7 in conjunction with the Country Christmas celebration. This year’s tour features the homes of Dean and Linda Woodyard, Larry and Kathy Smith, Vita Tucker and Jim and Jean Nelson.

120213-WoodyardThe Woodyard residence, located at 118 W. Dayton Ave., was built in the early 1950s. Dean and Linda have resided in the home for the last six years. They enjoy decorating both the interior and exterior of their ranch style home for the holiday season. This home features a village and snowmen collection as well as a child’s Christmas bedroom.

120213-SmithThe ranch style berm home owned by Larry and Kathy Smith is located at 1119 W. Collins Ave. This home built in 1981 has recently received an addition of a two-car garage and a covered porch. This open floor plan includes a great room which includes the kitchen, dining and living room area. The room is decorated in casual country style with antique furniture, Corian countertops, porcelain floors, and a massive stone fireplace that adorns the back wall. The master bedroom is furnished with mission style furniture and the entire home is embellished with antiques and handmade quilts.

120213-TuckerVita Tucker’s ranch style home at 7015 W. 133rd St. was built in 2006. The three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath home features a modern style, open concept kitchen with a center island, a gas fireplace and slant vault ceiling living room, and French doors and a stain glass chandelier in the dining area. Native American paintings, pottery, baskets and dolls are found throughout the home. The quilt on the guest bed is part of an antique handkerchief collection designed and made by Tucker’s sister.

120213-nelsonJim and Jean Nelson reside in an 1884 Queen Anne Victorian home at 141 W. Fremont Ave. The 13 rooms in this home include two parlors, four bedrooms, den, kitchen, four bathrooms, and a third-floor ballroom. The reception foyer has a tiled fireplace with an ornate mantel and staircase and eight-foot oak pocket doors with nine-foot ceilings. The homeowners are avid collectors of antiques, Persian rugs, Delft, and tapestries, as well as military memorabilia and model ships.

The homes will be open for tour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Home Tour tickets will be sold in advance at Great Plains Quilt Company,119 W. Santa Fe Ave., the Schuyler Museum, 117 S. Dacotah St., and at each of the homes the day of the event. Ticket cost is $5. The holiday home tour is hosted by the Burlingame Historical Preservation Society and proceeds benefit the Schuyler Museum.

Information thanks to Christi Droege.

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