A Point Loma Tradition – All Souls’ Saint Nicholas Home Tour

| November 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

All Souls’ Holiday Tour features Point Loma’s finest homes.

Marketplace and Tea
The longest running holiday home tour west of the Mississippi celebrates its 60th Diamond Jubilee with this year’s offering of six Point Loma homes. A Saint Nicholas Marketplace, Afternoon Tea, and featured musicians at All Souls’ Episcopal Church are also included in the day’s festivities. The Diamond Jubilee event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 3.

A newly built waterfront residence is an “organic contemporary” home featuring custom touches throughout including hand painted canvases depicting the outdoors hung as wallpaper in the children’s wing, and a carved queen sized bunk bed. Banisters were created by casting individual bronze leaves and fastening them to one another. Upstairs is a master suite and an expansive outdoor living room with a full kitchen that boasts a sweeping view of La Playa Cove.

In homage to the annual Home Tour, a grand traditional residence will again be open to the public. This home will be decorated with treasured family holiday items including a magnificent snow “village” and a collection of nativity sets.

A traditional Spanish style home, built in the 1920s and featured on the Home Tour in 1981, is on this year’s tour. Since then, the owner, an interior decorator, has made numerous upgrades, most recently to the kitchen. This home will be decorated lavishly for the holidays.

A recently remodeled Santa Barbara style home creates a surprisingly open, airy living environment. Near the entrance is a curbside succulent garden, a small bridge, and a large pond. The courtyard features a relaxing fountain. The home is filled with custom architectural features and international accents that reflect the owners’ extensive time abroad. The backyard is a sanctuary with a relaxing spa and a large aviary. There are over 20 varieties of banana trees and customized “rain chains” enable the recycling of rain water.

Another recently remodeled home is a Craftsman, filled with family antiques and treasures. There is a stately Torrey Pines tree in the front yard and many fine details including custom “joinery” woodworking and a copper fireplace surround.

As a bonus, a newly completed Dome Home, “The greenest house in San Diego” will be open for the Tour. Its owner spent the better part of a decade developing the eco-conscious dwelling and is proud of the fact that decades from now his grandchildren will be using the same light bulbs that light the home today. From its sky-painted ceiling to its radiant floor heating the home evokes an emotional response from almost everyone who walks through the front door.

Advance tickets are $25.00 and are available at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, online at www.allsoulshometour.net, at Southern Accents Antiques on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach, at Walter Anderson Nursery on Enterprise Street in Point Loma, or at the Mission Hills Nursery on Fort Stockton Drive. Tickets are $30.00 on the day of the event and can be purchased at All Souls’ Episcopal Church.

Funds raised support a variety of compassionate ministries locally and overseas.

For tickets or information contact All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92107, (619) 223-6394, www.all-souls.com.

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