2017 Holiday Tour of Homes Highlights
The 2017 Junior League of Columbus Holiday Tour of Homes was a fabulous success! Each ticket sold allowed guest to view six beautifully holiday-decorated homes in the Dublin neighborhood of Tartan Fields.
New to the tour this year were floral and restaurant sponsors. Local florists from around the city provided each home with holiday wreaths and arrangements, which adorned the home on tour day. Additionally, local eateries offered small bites for guests to enjoy as they perused the homes. These enhancements to the tour made the experience even
more exciting for everyone involved.
Holiday Tour of Homes was made possible by a talented committee of Junior League of Columbus members and the help and support of JLC volunteers in preparation of and on the day of the event. Everyone left the tour ready to begin celebrating the holiday season!
2017 Tour Program
The Sullivans invite you into their 2009 custom-built home. The family has lived here since the home was finished. In 2016, The Sullivans remodeled their basement level to make it better suited for entertaining. It now includes a wet bar and game room. They also converted the existing half-bathroom to a full-bathroom. Today on tour you will be able to see the newly finished space as well as the entire main floor.
The Sullivans shared with us many of their holiday traditions. Each Christmas Eve, after attending a candlelight service at church, the family gathers in their home to watch Home Alone and drink hot chocolate. The Sullivans open gifts on Christmas morning around the large tree in the living room. You’ll note on today’s tour the many decorated Christmas trees. There is one in nearly every room!
The large family tree in the living room is decorated with the Sullivan kids’ handmade ornaments and ornaments the family has collected from their travels. The basement tree is snowman-themed. The office tree is bird-themed and Beth’s mom purchases a new ornament each year for that tree. The Sullivan daughters even have full-size Christmas trees in their bedrooms and their grandmother, Beth’s mom, buys each girl a collectible ornament to add to their very own tree each holiday season.
2017 Tour Program
Welcome to the Tuza home. This residence sits on a large lot with an amazing view of the Tartan Fields Golf Course. The home was built in 1999 and the Tuza Family has been living in this home for five years. They chose it for its beautiful views and quiet location. Prior to ownership by the Tuzas, the home sat empty for nearly two years and needed a lot of love. The Tuza Family has poured their hears into many renovation projects here, including the great room, basement and just recently the kitchen. During the tour, the 1st floor of the home will be featured showcasing much of the renovation work.
As a family, The Tuzas celebrate two cultures, Hungarian and Puerto Rican. A variety of ethnic foods are prepared during the holidays. The Tuzas shared with us two of their favorite holiday traditions: allowing their children to open one gift on Christmas Eve and donating a family gift to others in need.
The Wagners invite us into their stunning custom home, which was built in 1999. They have been living in this home for three years. Since moving in, the family has renovated the entire basement and kitchen. For today’s tour, the main level and basement will be featured.
The Wagner Family traditionally celebrates the holidays by having a formal dinner on Christmas in their gorgeous dining room.
Be sure to notice the beautiful hand-painted nativity set in their home. Meghan Wagner and her mother created these. It is one of the family’s treasured holiday decorations and they are excited to share it on the tour today.
The Pochiro Family invites you into their gorgeous home! Their residence was built in 2002 and the family has resided here for three years, after moving from New England. Each year the Pochiros celebrate Christmas with both sides of their family. They have a thirteen-year-old tradition of decorating pottery with the two Pochiro daughters. Today on tour the family is showcasing their first floor and finished basement. In fall 2015, the family remodeled their kitchen. With Autumn’s interior design background, she was able to create a space that is functional, as well as stylish.
The family loves to entertain. You will note their custom-built L-shaped banquette with storage under the seating and gorgeous six-foot Maple raw-edge dining table. These are just a few of the many details that Autumn put her special touch on within the home.
Welcome to the Price home. This large single family home was just built in 2013. The Price Family has been living in this home for nearly five years. Today you will be able to tour much of the first floor, including the foyer, dining room, hall, great room and kitchen, as well as the finished basement and the second floor hall.
Christmas is the Price Family’s favorite holiday! They always have Christmas Day dinner with their extended family in the home’s dining room. It is decorated with several Nutcrackers from Taryn Price’s childhood. As a young girl, Taryn danced in the Nutcracker ballet.
The great room is where the Price Family gathers in front of the fire, listening to Christmas music throughout the season, and of course to open gifts on Christmas Day! The sign on the mantel reads “The Magic of Christmas”, which the Prices describe as the center of the family’s holiday spirit.
Welcome to the beautiful Cho Residence. This 4,500 square foot home was built in 1999. The Cho family has been living in this home for five years. Today’s tour will feature the main floor, including their recently renovated kitchen. The home also has updated flooring throughout.
The Cho family enjoys the holiday season by celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah. Their family traditions include lighting the menorah and opening gifts by the fire for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah, as well as dealing with a very naughty elf during the Christmas season.
You will see their well-trimmed Christmas tree on tour today. This is a special tradition for the Cho children, who take great pride in decorating it themselves each year.