Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour
Monday, December 09, 2013
October 11, 12, & 13 2013 - Fri & Sat 10 AM to 5 PM - Sun Noon to 5 PM
The 2013 Charity Home Tour homes will be:
In Huddleston, Bedford County, the Herbert home in Mountain View Shores, the Foster home on Valley Mill Road and the Hall home in the Cove Section of Mariner’s Landing.
In Boardwalk, the Clark home and in Park Place, the McKown home.
On River Bay Drive, the home of Roger and Sybil Smith.
And above Halesford bridge, the Nocera home and the Layton home.
All the homes can be reached by boat or by car. In addition to selecting very beautiful and interesting homes, the Home Selection Committee also considered locations. Varied sections of the lake are represented, and the Tour is quite do-able by either mode of transportation in a full day.
Below are the 2013 Charity Home Tour Homes,
1. The Hall Home (Mariner's Landing, Huddleston)
The Halls’ single-family home in Mariner’s Landing includes amenities of fitness center, pools, tennis, golf and boat docks, plus a sensational view of the golf course against Smith Mountain. The couple and their contractor gutted the home and developed a plan with clever features that allows for one-level living. The lower level showcases a large bar, 600 bottle wine cellar, spectacular game room for family and guests and two bedrooms. Note the African artifacts and the Gromme wildlife prints.
2. The Herbert Home (Mountain View Shores, Huddleston)
The Herbert home, in Mountain View Shores, is a lovely three level home perched near the water’s edge with beautiful open water and mountain views. The home, built in1989, has been extensively remodeled over the past 5 years. A wrap-around screened porch brings the outside in and makes the lake seem almost touchable. Although the exterior is contemporary, the interior is decorated with antiques, handmade family quilts, and a very unique collection of inlaid wood marquetry artwork.
3. The Nocera Home (Village Dr., Monetal)
The Nocera home above the bridge is an energy-efficient gold-rated “green” home. It is 49% more energy efficient than an average new home. For the homeowner, this translates into significant dollars saved to heat and cool the home. Though modern in style, the home has touches of Charleston with covered decks with pillars on the lake side. An added plus for your visit-- enjoying the artwork, including a massive “clouds” acrylic painting done by husband Will, a retired graphic designer.
4. The McKown Home (Park Place, Moneta)
The 9,000 square foot McKown Home on two lots in Park Place has been a 10 year labor of love. Rick and Pam lived in their garage apartment while working on the house. They installed every stone of the 30' tall great room fireplace and created the adjacent built-ins, built the huge kitchen beams, installed every piece of molding, built the paneled study with fireplace. They made every window treatment. A gurgling three-tiered pond system spills toward the lake.
WSLS Channel 10 News interviews the McKown's and show their beautiful Home. Please click on the Video below to view the interview:
5. The Foster Home (Valley View Rd, Huddleston)
On Craddock Creek, the Foster Home, a post and beam timbered-peg hybrid, has the look of a Montana lodge blended with Northeast cottage style. See spectacular hard scaping: gigantic retaining wall rocks along the 500 foot shoreline, sweeping rock stairway leading to patios, one with fire pit, one for dining. The interior is beautifully masculine, including unique dining furniture and handmade copper light fixtures. A touch on the remote in any room controls lighting, temperature, shades, TV and sound system.
6. The Smith Home (Riverbay Dr., Moneta)
The Smith Home in Riverbay, originally a ranch house, was transformed with an architect’s help into Gothic Timber frame style with tall arching beams and rough plastered walls. The effect is spectacular. The home is furnished with 19th century American antiques—not dainty ones, but massive nearly nine-foot armoires and headboards so high that ceilings were raised to accommodate them. The lower level has a nautical theme. Gorgeous His and Her antique boats can be viewed at the dock.
7. The Clark Home
The Clark Home in Boardwalk features a coffered-ceiling living room with a stone fireplace that also opens to the family room and adjacent kitchen. There's a collection of Royal Doulton dolls, several beautiful paintings, 1910 antique “banquet table” and a crystal chandelier. On the lower level, the stone of the fireplace covers the entire wall. One guest room has P. Buckley Moss art, and the theater room has its screen painted on the wall.
8. The Layton Home (Hardwood Court, Hardy)
Above the bridge, the Layton Home gained six feet in length and a totally new second floor when the family outgrew their summer home and did a major remodel. The re-designed home, now a primary residence, became a backdrop for the couple's many exotic possessions. Artifacts and furniture pieces, like a table carved of Taj Mahal style marble, abound--from China, India, Egypt, Nepal, Bali, Cambodia. Mementos from extensive travel, including homeowner wildlife photos from two African safaris, fill this unique home.
The following map identifies the locations of the 2013 SML Charity Home Tour Homes:
The SML CHT Board Members held a reception for the 2013 Homeowners at VISA Yacht Club pavilion near Bernard’s Landing on June 6th. Below are some photos from that event.
Assignments – Homes to Charities are listed below: