ALPS 23rd Annual Holiday Tour of Homes returns to Morristown Sunday, Dec. 1 from 12 -4 p.m.
The annual tour takes particpants through some of the Lakeway Area picturesque homes all decorated for the holiday season.
It’s a fun way to get into the Christmas spirt and to get some decorating ideas for your own home.
Mark & Samantha Carroll
867Foxglove Lane, Morristown
The home is a two level home that was built in 1987. The Carroll’s have done a lot of home renovations and DIY projects so it fits their needs perfectly.
“Our house offers us the coziness and convenience to call it our home and it has been the perfect home for raising our little family in over the past five years,” the Carrolls said. “We enjoy decorating for every holiday, but decorating for Christmas is by far our favorite holiday to decorate for because it brings our family together and the memories we make are priceless.
“This home has blessed our family tremendously and we love sharing it with others.”
David & Amy Gurley
1435 Darbee Drive, Morristown
A French mansard style house originally built in 1969 purchased by David and Amy Gurley in 2016.
The house underwent major renovations that included raising the roof on the back of the house, taking the dining room, kitchen and master bath and sunroom down to the studs and resurfacing a 1980 gunite pool along with adding a new pool deck.
Chris & April Mauk
2251 Dover Road, Morristown
Chris & April Mauk have two sons, Cole, 19, and Brock, 13. The family home was built around 1896 by John R. Sams.
The home was later sold to Ben Creech, Morristown’s sheriff in 1942, and was owned by three generations of the Creech Family.
The West Family bought the home in the ’80s and they lived in it for 30 years and the Mauk’s bought the home earlier this year.
The home has had some renovations but over the years owners have tried to keep it as original as possible.
The home is built on a cellar which was built, reportedly, with brick from the old chicken house when it was tore down many years ago.
There is a coal shoot going into the cellar that is still there. The original home was heated with the fireplaces located in each room but they have been closed off and are non working currently.
The home will feature more than 30 trees and each with their own theme. Many other decorations and collections of vintage ornaments and trees throughout.
Don & Jacque Boler
1626 Cardinal Drive, Morristown
The home is a split foyer design built in 1973 and purchased by the Bolers a few years ago because they fell in love with the area the house was located in.
The older home appealed to them and had recently been renovated and fit the family’s needs very well.
The open concept was a plus because of the Bolers love for entertaining.
“We are very blessed to own this home and we love sharing it with others. It is not a large home, but very comfy and cozy. I love to decorate and have enjoyed putting styles and colors together to make this feel like home.”
The Coggins Family Place, Phyllis Coggins
1511 Old Parrottsville Hwy, Parrottsville
The Coggins family homeplace in Parrottsville was originally constructed from blueprints and materials ordered from Sears and Roebuck Catalog.
The home is one of only about 60,000 that were sold in the United States between 1908 and 1939. The materials were delivered by train to the Newport depot then transported by truck to the homesite.
In 1954, the home was purchased by Furman and Georgia Ford Coggins. Since that time it has been solely occupied by generations of the Coggins family.
The home was remodeled in 1972 by Furman and Georgia’s son, the late Lucas Coggins and his wife Phyllis Coggins, and again in 2005 to include an addition of a larger kitchen and farm table dining area.
Each year Phyllis Coggins decorates the home in preparation for the children, grandchildren, extended family, and friends to gather and fellowship.
Kevin & Darby Neas
3301 Sable Road, Parrottsville
“Neas Farm is located just outside Parrottsville.
The farm has been is continuous operation by the Neas family for over 150 years.
Their son Corbin Neas is the 6th consecutive generation of Neases to live in the c. 1861 home.
The Neas house displays characteristics of a vernacular farmhouse reflecting Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Ann Style, visible in the wraparound porch. Neas Farm is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by United States Department of Interior.
The Ford Home, Jabo & Tammy Francis
105 Hwy 73, Newport
The Ford Home was built in 1929 and features 6 Bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 Baths, Formal Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen & Butler Pantry.
Tickets will be available at the doors of the homes, at ALPS, and online at https://give.classy.org/alpshht2019