Holiday Home Tour Features New and Historic Homes in Laramie

December 6, 2010
Nicely landscaped home
This house at 1778 Inca Drive will be among those featured during the 2010 Holiday Home Tour.

The University of Wyoming Women's Club Holiday Home Tour is scheduled from noon-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12. Tickets cost $10 in advance and are available at Ace Hardware and Turtle Rock Coffee. Tickets also are available the day of the tour for $12 at the featured homes.

From new custom-built homes to a historic craftsman bungalow built in 1922, the public will have the opportunity to view a variety of housing styles, all decorated with holiday cheer.

"The Holiday Home Tour is our main fundraising event for the year with the proceeds providing for a scholarship to assist non-traditional female students to attend UW," says Kelly Neville Heck, the tour's co-chairwoman.

Last year's award recipient was Sarah Collins, an undergraduate student in elementary education/early childhood education. She is scheduled to graduate this spring.

Stops on this year's tour include a contemporary-designed home with incredible views of the Snowy Range. Another custom home on the tour was built with Brazilian cherry wood floors and soapstone countertops and features artwork and artifacts from all over the world. Also on the tour is a historic tree-area home that has been completely renovated, and another historic renovation, the UW Honors House, a Tudor-style landmark that was home to the Kappa Sigma Fraternity in its past life.

"This year we have a great selection of new and old homes decorated for the holidays. Taking the tour is a great way to bring in the season and to appreciate the architectural home designs we have here in Laramie," says Heck.

For more information, e-mail or call Heck at (307) 760-8973.

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