Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Please join us for this multi-home open house with live music and fabulous Christmas decorations at each location. This annual event is a joyous time and all proceeds benefit the CVSO. Tickets are $25 and are available in advance at Avalon Floral, Brent Douglas Flowers, Festival Foods and Willow on Water. On the day of the event, tickets will be available at our host venue, Lake Street United Methodist Church, and at each of the homes. You may tour homes in any order. Children ages 12 and over are welcome to attend.
Host Venue: Lake Street United Methodist Church
From noon until 4:00 p.m. the community room of Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake Street, Eau Claire, will serve as our hospitality center. Tickets can be purchased, rest rooms will be available, coffee and home-made cookies will be served, and music can be enjoyed. This year’s drawing will be toward four beautiful porch pots, this is also the place to register for those.
213 Oakwood Place, Eau Claire
A Victorian masterpiece, the 1889 “Galloway House”, enjoys original stained glass windows, numerous fireplaces, a fresh new kitchen, a jaw-dropping dining room ceiling, and a third floor ballroom with its fascinating “signature alcove” of this home’s owners through the decades.
1-P “PARKING”: None is available on Oakwood Place. Eau Claire Ford & Ace Auto Mall will provide shuttle service – please park near the State Street entrance to the UWEC’s “Hibbard” parking lot.
620 Foxmoor Lane, Eau Claire
Prior to your Stroll we encourage you to watch a video on the homepage of “Furnish Out” (furnishout.com) about a collaborative effort which provided $94,000- in donations to a charitable foundation supporting orphans. Then when you step into the Potter’s home you will enjoy the fruits of this collaboration, along with the owner’s personal touches. Prepare to have your heartstrings plucked.
400 Foxmoor Lane, Eau Claire
Follow the quarter mile “Lois Lane” (or avail yourself of shuttles) to this superbly reimagined (formerly) “ranch” style home. Set deep in the forest, and perched low along the banks of Lowes Creek, you will enjoy this light filled home filled with its family artworks and memorabilia.
3-P “Parking”. Groome Transportation will provide shuttle service from the cul-de-sac at the end of Foxmoor Lane. Street parking is anywhere along Foxmoor Lane or Meadowbrook Court.
4551 Meadowbrook Court, Eau Claire
With some added holiday touches by Sandy from Avalon floral, this light and spacious home is not what you might expect from its traditional exterior. Exploring the lower level will reveal evidence of a family with 4 children active in our community – including trophies for two-time “Dancing With the (Eau Claire) Stars” winner Sarah!
Haaken Hill Farm, 3690 S. Elco Road, Fall Creek
At the heart of Haaken Hill Farm is a 100-year-old barn, lovingly transported here and rebuilt by the owners. The first floor exudes rustic charm, while the second floor loft showcases high ceilings with Norwegian rosemaling, hand painted by artist Patsy Vork. The elaborate “Golden Pheasant” table will be set to celebrate a bountiful harvest!
International Harvester Apartments, 303 Putnam St. Apt. #304, Eau Claire
Since its Stroll debut in 2011 not all has remained the same (especially the guest bedroom). What was once a gritty commercial space continues to be one of the most spacious yet coziest home interiors you can imagine, with superb views of the Eau Claire River
The Nostalgic Bean & Wooden Gear Clock, 1403/1407 Lynn Avenue, Altoona
French pastry chef Severine presides over superb baking, along with artisanal breakfast and lunch fare, at the area’s newest coffee shop in downtown Altoona – stop in for a sampling during the Stroll. Then walk next door to the most charming business you’ve never heard of, the Wooden Gear Clocks Company, and learn about their wooden clock kits..