2019 Holiday Tour of Homes Highlights

2019 Tour Program

The Rose Family purchased their home in 2013. It was built by Derrick Layer Custom Homes. Andy and Jennifer have made a series of cosmetic updates to the house including paint, new lighting, a new backsplash and new countertops in the kitchen. The couple worked with Westwood Cabinetry in both the kitchen and basement. As you tour today, take a moment to relax in Andy’s special sanctuary, a custom bar and living room in the basement. The Roses also renovated their back patio area to add more space and installed a hot tub and built-in grill. Their gorgeous outdoor entertaining area and landscaping was provided by Hidden Creek. Jennifer’s sanctuary space is the warm and cozy sunroom, a feature not to be missed on chilly Ohio days.

The Rose Family chooses to put up their tree and decorate the whole house right after Thanksgiving. They love to hang their favorite ornaments from years past. Jennifer has always had a love for everything holiday, something she got from her mother. The combination of her holiday spirit and love of interior design truly makes her home a special place in December. Some of the most special pieces of holiday décor are from Jennifer’s local boutique, Relish House.

Key features to look for on today’s tour are three unique trees: 1) the Simon Pearce evergreen crystal tree, 2) a sterling tree adorned with ornaments collected over the years for her two daughters, and 3) a tree trimmed with all the family’s past holiday photo

A southern girl at heart, Jennifer is sentimental about the holidays and sharing it with friends and family. She hopes her love for decorating, and for the holidays in general, will be something her daughters will want to do when they have their own home one day. At the very least they will have ornaments she has collected for them since birth to start their own tree!

Between Jennifer’s love for interior design and home decor, she cherishes every last detail of the holidays – down to making sure her wrapping paper is coordinated and blends with her decorations. And don’t forget the tabletop; Jennifer loves setting a holiday table and actually using it throughout the holidays. We hope you are truly inspired as you journey through this stunning home today!

The Anderson Family purchased their house two years ago and are only the third family to ever live in the home. Built by Ralph Fallon in 1939, it is one of just a handful of homes located on the Scioto Country Club golf course. The previous owners did several renovations to the space, including an extensive kitchen remodel and the addition of a butler’s pantry. Special features in the kitchen are the copper hood range, the honed white marble island, and the Cotswold flooring. Over the past two years, the Andersons have made the home their own by adding new lighting, new paint, and new wallpaper. The family loves to cook and entertain. They also
enjoy using the fireplaces in the family room, den and outside during the holidays and winter months. Be sure to also check out the outdoor dining space (off the main dining room).

Of all the special spaces in this Anderson residence, the very cozy den is by far the family’s favorite room where many wonderful memories have been made. As you enter the home today the den is located to the left of the foyer. This room contains several special trophies and memories from their family’s many years in the horse racing business. In fact, you will notice multiple horse racing art pieces throughout the first floor.

After the Christmas tree is decorated the Andersons enjoy spending most of their time in the kitchen and family room area. Many of the decorations you’ll see on today’s tour have been collected by the family for many years!

The Wright-King Family purchased their home in 2016 and did a full home remodel that they designed themselves. Originally built by a CEO of a general heating & cooling company back in 1956, the home sits on about a half-acre corner lot. The first renovation involved bringing the house down to the studs and removing walls to create an open floor plan. The Wright King Family also remodeled all bathrooms, added all new floors and baseboards, and replaced the exterior and interior doors.

They finished the basement in 2017, adding an additional family room and mother-in-law suite featuring a new large bathroom, walk-in closet, and bedroom. Just this year, the couple converted the screened-in porch off the dining room into an office that overlooks the newly installed pool. As part of this most recent project, a half bathroom for pool guests was installed in the attached garage and a detached two-car garage was also constructed.

Special features of the latest remodel include a brand-new stamped concrete patio that wraps around the pool and a gorgeous custom-built pergola just behind the new garage. The backyard area is a homeowner’s dream and definitely Kacey and Zach’s favorite part of their adorable home.

As you tour today, be sure to check out the four drawings right inside the front door—these are the actual drawings of the original layout when the home was built, gifted by the previous owner to the Wright-King Family at their closing in 2016.

The couple’s love for the holiday season is evident throughout the home in their exceptional décor. Don’t miss the hand-knitted Christmas ornaments, which are very sentimental pieces the family enjoys displaying each holiday season. Kacey and Zach extend the holiday spirit to the exterior of the home as well, with a fantastic holiday lights display that has been featured on the Upper Arlington Top 20 Christmas Lights Homes to Drive-By for the past two years!

The Poulose Family moved to Upper Arlington from Nashville, TN in June 2018, choosing to partner with Tuckerman Home Group on their custom-built home.

As you tour their beautiful home today, you’ll note many homages to their beloved “Music City.” Their most recent Nashville inspiration can be found in the unique patio design, a Gibson jumbo acoustic guitar. Their favorite parts of their new home are the kitchen and sitting room. Michelle describes these as the heart of the home, where visitors (both new and familiar) can join them. The Poulose Family believes there is nothing better than a feast of food and wine with friends and family.

As you tour the sitting room, you will note the most special feature in the home, a sketched portrait of the couple’s daughter. It was commissioned by Igor V. Babailov, a world-renowned portrait artist whose notable portraits include Former President George W. Bush, Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Nelson Mandela, and so many others. This is an artistic treasure for their family!

For the holidays, the Poulose Family attends Christmas Eve Mass and then comes home to a feast of oyster stew, a family recipe that has been shared for generations. They love to camp out all night in the living room near their family Christmas tree. On Christmas morning they share gifts and enjoy a special brunch. Their day is spent relaxing, watching Christmas movies and enjoying quality time as a family in their special, new home.

The Cvetanovich Family moved into their gorgeous custom-built home by Tuckerman Home Group just last year. Brittany works full time from home, so a large and airy study was important. This is one of the main features you’ll notice as you first enter the house.

The Cvetanoviches also love to host groups of neighbors and friends frequently for dinner so they designed a kitchen that would accommodate cooking for large groups. America’s Floor Source supplied flooring throughout the home and Ferguson was used for both lighting fixtures and appliances. The couple says they love the many spaces their home provides for hosting groups of all sizes. They hope their house will be an inviting space for sharing life together with neighbors, family and friends for many years to come!

During the holidays, the Cvetanovich Family celebrates Christmas with church services and hosts many meals with family throughout the season. Since they closed on their house on December 18th last year, they are looking forward to their first full holiday season in the home this year. Be sure to look for the nativities and porcelain trees as you journey through their home today; these have been treasures in Brittany’s family for decades!

Many will be shocked to know that the Swartz/Theado Farmhouse was originally built in 1847. Two years ago, Lisa Theado purchased the home and underwent a massive renovation adding 1500 square feet and a three car garage. The home now features five bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet.

In working with her employer, Tuckerman Home Group, Lisa was able to maintain the original brick exposed brick walls of the home which truly add amazing character to this modernized historic home. Another unique element is the woodwork which was milled from walnut found on the original farm. It can be seen in bathroom vanities, stairs, handrails, and surrounding each of the three fireplaces.

Lisa designed the home so that her parents could live with her and be cared for. On Christmas Day, the family can be found gathered together in pajamas around their tree, likely watching “A Christmas Story” on repeat. As you tour, be sure to check out the antique snow globes and trees on display, which were all handed down to Lisa from her grandmother.

The farmhouse is one of the original homes in Upper Arlington and was even written about in the Upper Arlington Centennial publication. Uniquely, this house sits sideways on the lot overlooking the hill down to Riverside Drive and Fishinger Road. The charm of this historic home is one-of-a-kind making it a must-see destination on today’s tour!

The last stop on our holiday journey is a custom-built home by The Tuckerman Home Group. This brand-new build is the quintessential Ralph Lauren house featuring a
Gale Force Blue island, brushed bronze fixtures, floating fireplace and even brick floor in the mudroom. The home is open and inviting, and includes a wonderful finished lower level with a kitchenette.

Notable sponsors who supplied much of what you will see in the house are America’s Floor Source and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery. Be sure to check out the adorable holiday items, courtesy of The Bella Bean, displayed in various rooms throughout the home.

Please be sure to stop by the Junior League of Columbus’ Giving Tree and consider making a contribution to support youth aging out of foster care. This growing population in Central Ohio holds a special place in our hearts as the Junior League of Columbus’ new community focus centers around these youth aging out of the foster care system. Read more about this special project on page 2 of your program. All those who make a donation are invited to hang an ornament on the Giving Tree and will be entered into a raffle for high-end home goods donated to us from K.A. Menendian Rug Gallery. The goal is to trim the tree throughout our tour day, truly
celebrating the Season of Giving.