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Altrusa Club of Marshfield to host Holiday Home Tour – Marshfield News

MARSHFIELD — A fun way to kick off the holiday season, and to gather some ideas, is to tour the area homes that participate in the annual Holiday Home Tour sponsored by Altrusa Club of Marshfield.

The homes can be toured in any order during the weekend of the event.

The home of Erin Drawz, 712 S. Oak Ave., is a cozy Cape Cod style home built in 1941. The tour features an eclectic collection of Christmas décor and trees. Christmas is one of Erin’s passions and she has been collecting decorations and ornaments since her first tree in her bedroom as a young child.

As you stroll through the home you will see trees scattered throughout, from the entrance featuring crystal to the upper floor with teddy bears and reindeer. A particular treasure is the Nativity set painted by Erin’s father. Featured throughout the house are collections of Santas, snowmen, reindeer, and elves including a retro themed tree.

It’s a trip back in time when you visit the home of Joe and Jodi Chojnacki, 609 W. Fifth St. This lovely home features historical architecture inside and out and is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. The family has been lovingly restoring ‘The Hefko House’ to maintain it’s historical style. The maple hardwood floors, custom built-ins, mullioned windows, and leaded glass doors are typical of the late 1880s when the home was built.

The house is decorated with a multitude of white Christmas lights, garlands, nutcrackers, wreaths, and a traditional Christmas tree. Extensive landscaping, fencing, and cobblestone paved driveway continue the historic style of this house which is their home.

The home of Michael and Barb Smith, 9151 Oak Trail, is nestled in the woods and features a vintage covered tree. Beautiful ornaments of Christmas past and present are among the ornaments on 16-foot-tall trees. The bright twinkling lights and glittering ornaments create a serene scene.

The former house at Fox Fire Botanical Garden, M220 Fox Fire, was purchased by Bob and Sam Steiner. The home sat vacant without utilities for four years.

The couple has worked hard to bring it back to life adding craftsmen style elements, new kitchen/mudroom and lots of color. This is truly a labor of love. Double dressed for the holidays, the Steiner’s have readied the home to celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah. Three holiday trees were cut down on their 16-acre property and an unorthodox menorah encompasses the entire width of the stone fireplace. The tour will also include photos and stories about the home from before the renovation. sym

If you go

What: Holiday Home Tour

When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: Advance tickets cost $10 per person and are available at the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce office and the Marshfield Public Library. Day of tickets cost $15 per person.

Article source: http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/story/life/2014/11/29/altrusa-club-marshfield-host-holiday-home-tour/19616489/