Our Next House & Garden Tour will be May 11, 2024
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The 2023 House & Garden Tour Thrilled Visitors
Four houses took part in the 2023 House & Garden Tour.
Special thanks to our homeowners for opening their homes and gardens for us to enjoy on tour day.
Out of respect for them, please comply with the following requests:
Please, no children under 6 on the tour.
Please stow cellphones and cameras when entering homes.
There is to be NO photography indoors.
The tour cannot accommodate backpacks, wheelchairs, strollers, or pets.
Please do not smoke indoors or in gardens.
About the 2023 Houses ....
1. 2114 Christiansburg Pike NE, Floyd, VA
Kate & Matt Gallimore
This charming contemporary farmhouse sits among beautiful old trees alongside the west fork of Little River. The house, built in 1992, measures 3772 sq ft, with an airy feeling throughout. A handsome master suite on the first floor features a rock shower stall. A custom-made resin and walnut table with green velvet chairs stands in the dining room. The brand-new kitchen offers marble countertops, beautiful tile work, and a spherical lamp fixture hanging above the table. A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace stands majestically in the living room. Other living room features include a collection of Tiffany lamps, along with beautiful floral arrangements created by Kate.
2. 233 Wills Ridge Road NW, Floyd, VA
Tom & Debbie Schaefer
Tom and Debbie Schaefer’s stunning white colonial home sits atop a peak on Will’s Ridge, affording magnificent views of Floyd County and Buffalo Mountain. Even better, the Schaefer’s and their guests can enjoy these views while swimming in a sparkling pool surrounded by splashes of color from Debbie’s beds of dahlias, zinnias, impatiens, and wild yarrow. The Schaefer’s four-bedroom, 2½ bath home includes a garage and workshop and was constructed in 1997. Once inside the large, 3400 sq ft house, visitors may feel they’ve stepped into a Victorian painting. Victorian wallpapers, antiques, and watercolors will surround them. Much of the charming, ornate furniture has been passed down through Debbie and Tom’s families or found at estate sales. The Schaefer’s love of their 3-acre property extends beyond the house and pool. Tom’s extensive vegetable garden, called the “Garden of Eatin,” grew 540 pounds of tomatoes last year!
3. 3521 Belcher Mountain Road, Meadows of Dan, VA
William & Mary Day – Laurel Point Villa
A majestic view amid the clouds over Rocky Knob and the Blue Ridge enchants visitors at this stylish, 5000 sq ft Lyndal cedar home. The house sits approximately 3200 feet above sea level. A gallery wall showcases framed music posters and photographs of artists befriended by the owner, William Day, during his time in the music industry. One special friendship was with singer/songwriter Harry Chapin. Their home’s three bedrooms all access the length of a two-tiered deck that looks out over a myriad of rhododendrons. The surrounding manicured gardens feature native plants and flowers.
4. 1456 Macks Mountain Road NW, Indian Valley, VA
Kerry & Peter Ackerson
This beautiful modular and stick built 3000 sq ft Vermont-style house sits on 80 acres of slopes and hills with sweeping views dotted by grazing sheep and cows. By late spring on this working farm, there will be many lambs and kid goats hopping about in plain view from the back deck. Walking up to the front door, one is greeted by the Ackerson’s lovely perennial garden, which frames the front of the house. Once inside, the house boasts a large stone fireplace partially made from the large stone and rocks found on the property. Off the entryway are barn doors leading into “Kerry’s Nook” – a cozy room with a daybed and shelves filled with childhood memorabilia (remember the Golden Books?) The unusual newel posts leading upstairs were made from an old four-poster bed. Outside are areas for their vegetable gardens. The barn where the sheep are sheared will be open for visitors.
The House and Garden tour of Floyd County, is in part underwritten by Skyline National Bank, benefits the Floyd Center for the Arts (www.FloydArtCenter.org). The self-guided tour will be held Saturday, June 24, (rain or shine) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are $35 per person and may be bought in person, by phone 540-745-2784. The ticket includes a boxed lunch, offered at the Center between 11:30 and 1:30. You can pick up and take your lunch or enjoy your lunch with other tour goers at tables in the Community Room at the Center.
Maps of the Tour are Available for Pickup at the Center
A Special Thank You to Our House & Garden Tour Sponsor:
FCA is hosting YardART in conjunction with House & Garden!
Join us at the Floyd Center for the Arts where artists will be set up to sale – “Yard Art” from mediums such as; Ceramic, Glass, Wood, Stone, Polymer, and recycled materials. Come out, enjoy, and shop for wondrous yard art creations!