House & Garden Tour 2022
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$30 Ticket Includes Tour of All 5 Houses and Gardens and a Boxed Lunch, available 11:30-1:30 pm at the Floyd Center for the Arts. No single-site tickets will be sold. Tour occurs rain or shine.
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.
Thank you for taking part in our 6th Annual House and Garden Tour!
Tickets may be purchased at the Center until 5:00 pm on Friday, June 25. On the day of the event, tickets may be purchased at the Center or at any of the houses on the tour.
About the Houses ....
1) 226 Tise St., Floyd, VA 24091
The home where Linda Fallon has lived for 16 years has one spectacular aspect no other house we’ve featured in 5 years has had: an eye-popping floor-to-ceiling living room/art gallery two stories high. The walls showcase paintings collected by Linda and her late husband Ed from artists from five countries. The room also easily holds handsome antique wood furniture and a grand piano. A second floor includes an open plan office (overlooking the artwork below), bookcases, two bedrooms and baths.
2) 5773 Franklin Pike, Floyd, VA 24091
Susan Icove and David Lander
This handsome home is “Oakdale,” built c. 1880, and named for 12 oaks that once flourished on the property. (Only one remains.) The house, on the National Register of Historic Places, is near the Franklin Co. line. The bricks were handmade on site. Inside the home the hallway is alternating chestnut and walnut boards. Art works are everywhere, many from local artists and craftspeople. Paintings by nationally known artist Tom Nakashima (a neighbor) hang in the dining room and other spaces. An adjacent brick building, which used to be a general store, hosts Susans studio on the first floor, where she makes one of a kind lamps, as well as a loft style apartment on the second floor. Two friendly red setters may be around as greeters.
3) 126 Grand View Ln, NE, Floyd, VA 24091
Paul and Ada Kitchen
Built in 2017, this two story home was built with specific “needs, not wants”, as Paul Kitchen says. The focus was on the efficient use of space and energy: thick walls, deep insulation, and triple pane windows. The one- level main floor has an open layout for “all living needs.” The basement is divided into guest quarters and a workshop. There are many visual reminders of Paul’s continuing volunteer work with the National Park Service. The back of the house faces the Little River, with paths to enjoy the birds, insects, and wildlife that make walking “a delight.”
4) 169 Ridgeview Rd., Floyd, VA 24091
Rhonda & Mike Daiber
Stepping into the Daibers’ completely remodeled 1970’s brick ranch home offers a visual jolt: every room holds intriguing objects, old and new. Walls are filled with work from many local and distant artists. Many pieces in the home were built by Michael: lamps, a backgammon table top, a sculpture. The newly remodeled kitchen holds ceramic pieces from local potters Ellen Shankin and Rick Hensley and others throughout the house. Collections include stained glass pieces, Beleek, Irish china and many Hummel pieces from Germany. Handsome 19th C. furniture in both bedrooms came from grandparents and great-grandparents. Seasonal flower gardens attract walkers on the one-acre property.
5) 428 Sowers Mill Dam Rd, Riner, VA 24149
Liz and Mike Mears
Here the tour offers the first floor of the Mears home – packed with superlative examples of imaginative art objects, including many works in glass. Liz and daughter Lindsey collaborated on several pieces, including a set of glass books. Liz’s “Ghost Fish Dreamed of Crystal Clear Water” shows fish in a networked sculpture. Many more pieces by celebrated local and distant artists are among the creative array in these rooms. The latest addition is the enlarged covered deck opening off the house, the site of many outdoor dinners. Also open: Mike’s studio where he makes his renowned stringed instruments and Liz’s glass studio are in a building to left of the house.
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 25, (rain or shine) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are $30 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 Available at the Center
A Special Thank You to Our House & Garden Tour Sponsor: