EAHS Announces the 2018 Christmas Tour of Homes Tickets on sale November 1st. Please scroll down for home descriptions
Home Tour 2018 Home Descriptions
AJ Eaton House Museum is 130 years old. It was the home of Benjamin Eaton’s son, A J & his family. Other owners made renovations but apart from a modern kitchen, it stands much as it was in the early 1900’s. Period furniture, household items, decorations, school & military memorabilia & artifacts donated by Eaton area residents make it one of the outstanding small-town museums in Colorado. This year’s Christmas decor will feature dolls from around the world; one can just imagine the delight of the Eaton family’s children to celebrate the season this way.
Ryer/Schnell Home – The arts are alive & well in this unique patio home. The custom stained glass in the front door speaks of things close to Gary’s & Alex’s hearts. Thru out there are original paintings & sculptures from their travels. Note the bright colors, family photo tree in the entrance, the Valparaiso landscape over the kitchen, museum-mounted Native American garment from Gary’s dad and photos of his great grandmother & great, great grandmother. Alaska totem poles & memorabilia from musical theatre productions Alex has written & performed. Gary customized a stunning mahogany bar that is installed in the lower level, which also features a home theater, library & an antique fireplace. All of the custom features throughout this welcoming home will delight you.
Crego Home – A lodge risen from a patio home. Smart shopping, creative thinking and Jan & Dan’s love for the mountains & outdoors makes this home unique. From the knotty alder cabinets to snow shoes on the wall you will find things of interest. Art deco pictures & mirror as well as shabby chic furniture pieces from surprising places will keep you looking for ONE MORE THING! Christmas decorations include many family heirlooms such as wreaths made by Jan from hand blown bulbs, vintage linens, cards, stockings and a nativity lovingly made by Jan’s mother.
Perkins Home – Jim & Elizabeth designed this home with an incredible view of Longs Peak; it includes a sitting room, an office, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and a guest suite over the garage. Embellished wallpaper blended with decorative hues of gray brings an exciting style to this beautiful home built in 2016. The kitchen is a woman’s dream, white cabinets with center island, family eating area with formal dining room & sitting room close by. Things to note: wood fence clock over the stair well, the lower level features a stunning copper back splash that the Perkins family made using 9,000 pennies, a unique family picture wall and a photo of a B-52 Jim’s grandfather flew during WWII. This elegant home definitely has the WOW factor.
Rhoades Home – Built in 1953 by Leo (Bud) & Mary Harsh, original owners of Harsh Hydraulics. The home originally had an outdoor swimming pool (be sure to see aerial photo) which was quite unusual for the time. This home features a fresh new kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. There are family heirlooms and antiques from the Groves/Dyer families including a treadle sewing machine, buffet, quilts, trunks and classic clothing. Of interest is the gun cabinet, cut in half, to house doll collections. Sharon’s 22 years in Alaska resulted in Eskimo collections, fur pelts & whale baleen with scrimshaw details. There are collectibles from Thailand & England plus a chess set from the battlefield in Bagdad. The stunning great room features a fireplace with red brick and a stone hearth. You must see this home to appreciate the extensive collections & memorabilia.
Trowbridge Home – The minute you step onto the front porch you sense this large country home is special, if you love antiques this is the place to be; this spacious home includes seven bedrooms, 4 baths plus bonus rooms. A beautiful kitchen, open family room, laundry & bedrooms are on the main floor; note the antique fireplace mantle, buffet and bakers table with tin top. The laundry room features Marcia’s grandma’s wringer washer and her mom’s wash tub (from the 1940’s) has been used for the laundry sink. Upstairs you will find a Man Cave and open loft decorated with quilts (including a Civil War quilt from Georgia), trunks, chamber pots and era clothing. The lower level includes a mini kitchen with a wash tub lite fixture, game/family rooms and more bedrooms. Everything in this unique home has a personal connection to the Trowbridge family.
Arnbrecht Home – High end quality finishes make this one of the most beautiful homes in Eaton. The stunning entry leads to open concept living featuring a carved wood fireplace, black granite bar, butcher block, chef’s gas stove with Wolf cooktop, kitchen dining, an office and master bedroom with custom closet & 5 piece on-suite bathroom. Glass half walls lead to the day light lower lever with a custom wet bar, wine cellar, large family room with leather furniture & poker table, quilting room with fabric storage & unique exercise room. Things to note: Tile work in the exquisite baths, pie safe, quilts, Dickens Village collection, Native American drums, sculpture & décor, Norman Rockwell painting, 40’s radio with phonograph, Abraham Lincoln picture made with tiny squares of everything Abe & a 1940’s doll clothes collection. This custom home is extraordinaire’.