One of the favorite Kane County holiday traditions is the annual Geneva Holiday House Tour, and Laura Rush at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce says tickets are still available. In most years, you have to act fast and start thinking about the holidays before Thanksgiving if you’re going to get in.
Five homes, each with their own distinctive character, will open for self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Each home will shine in holiday adornments presented by local decorators and designers.
The Filas Family Home
An impressive traditional home with an open floor plan, designed by the homeowner that encompasses comfort, togetherness while also maintaining a high efficiency standard.
Festively decorated by Elizabeth Wray Design (630.232.1975) and Plandscape, Inc. (630.365.2558)
The Fuller Family Home
Built for Noadiah and Lydia Kendall in 1857, elements of Greek revival design are evident in the woodwork, moldings, black/white basket weave floor tile and the column supported front portico.
Festively decorated by SG Geneva -formerly Scentimental Gardens (630.232.1303) and All Chocolate Kitchen (630.232.2395)
The Home of Russ and Kathleen Newhouse
This captivating two-story brick and cedar home is filled with classical quality furniture, exquisite window treatments and beautiful accessories. Visitors will get a special look of the owner’s interior design expertise,
Festively decorated by The Little Traveler (630.232.4200)
The Home of the Serluco Family
Built in the late 1920s, this Tudor defines curb appeal. Honoring the original architecture, present owners have made it their own with an addition expanding it to three bedrooms and three baths.
Festively decorated by Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center (630.377.6288)
The Home of the Simner Family
Built in 2006, this nearly 4,500-square-foot, four-bedroom home overflows with craftsmanship, including detailed trims and moldings, Brazilian hardwood floors, two full masonry fireplaces and custom cabinetry.
Festively decorated by Gatherings by Design (630.761.1964) and Plandscape, Inc. (630.365.2558)
Tickets include a holiday tea and are available for $30. Proceeds are used to decorate Geneva for the holiday season. Purchase at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 South Third St. or at any of the locations listed below (in Geneva unless indicated otherwise). Call 630.232.6060 to order over the phone.
- Anastazia – Treasures for the Home, 447 S. Third St.
- bb Interiors, 600 S. First St.
- CIRCA, 123 S. Third St.
- City of Geneva, 22 S. First St.
- Cocoon, 212 S. Third St.
- Country Naturals, 316 Campbell St.
- Heinz Brothers Greenhouse, 2010 E Main St., St. Charles
- Her Art Shoppe, 12 S. Third St.
- Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 1308 Commons Dr.
- SG Geneva (Scentimental Gardens), 428 W. State St.
- The Little Traveler (china & crystal room), 404 S Third St
Please note: The above locations accept cash and check (made payable to Geneva Chamber).
SOURCE: Geneva Chamber of Commerce press release
- Editor’s Note: Do you have an upcoming holiday event that would be of interest and value to a Kane County audience? Email Community Outreach Coordinator Rick Nagel at firstname.lastname@example.org.