Tickets are on sale now for the annual Holiday Home Tour scheduled for the afternoon of Dec. 6. The annual tour is sponsored by the Farmington High School Senior Cheerleaders, with proceeds from ticket sales going to the cheerleaders’ trip to appear in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Tickets will cost $10 each and are available in advance at the Farmington High School Office or by called Marilyn Berry at 573-756-5181. Tickets will also be available for purchase during actual tour hours on Dec. 6 at each home on the tour. The $10 ticket will provide the tourist entrance to all of the six participating homes.
Four Farmington Knights Senior Cheerleaders are participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. Abbi Berry, Lauren Brockmiller, Shelby Raper, and Riley Thurman made this exciting trip together which will last from Nov. 21 until Nov. 27. The group left St. Louis on Saturday morning bound for New York. They were to march and dance in the Macy’s Day Parade on Thanksgiving morning.
As for the annual holiday tour, among the homes on the Holiday Tour are:
• Kevin and Jill Fletcher ‘s home at 507 West College. Built in 1903 in the heart of downtown Farmington, this elegant Victorian home’s exterior features a sweeping wrap-around porch and turret. An original watercolor painting by Shirley Murphreecan be seen hanging in the entryway, showing the home as it looked when purchased by the Fletchers in 1995.
On the main level you will find high ceilings, staircases in the entryway and kitchen, a spacious living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, powder room, and sunroom. “Fort Fletcher” can be seen in the large, fenced backyard. The second floor features four bedrooms — each decorated to suit its occupant — and two full baths.
The second-story floor plan was modified five years ago when a little-used sunroom was converted into a large bathroom and walk-in closet to complete the master suite. Currently, the third story of the home is being renovated to house a large great room especially suited to teenagers. It should be complete in the spring. Antiques have been mixed with traditional furniture throughout the home to create a comfortable “lived-in, loved-in” atmosphere.
• The home of Dr. Dennis and Sheryl Robinson located at 2478 Brune Road. Nestled in 23 acres with a town and country mystic, the Robinson homestead was built in 1981 in a breathtaking setting. Over the years the three Robinson children, all FHS graduates, were raised in the home enjoying rambunctious swim parties in their backyard pool and roaring bonfires in the nearby fields.
In recent years the daughters were married in the beautiful perennial gardens surrounding the house. These daughters are FHS Macy’s Cheerleader alumni — Steph’Annie in 2001 and Claire in 2004. The sporting men of the family enjoy the abundance of fishing and wildlife in the rolling hills. The interior décor of this gracious home is a combination of antiques and rustic country living with a floral flair throughout.
• Rev. Alan and Marilyn Berry’s home at 405 Hawthorne Drive. During this Holiday Home Tour, Alan Berry will tickle the ivories of the family’s grand piano with Christmas classics. Built in 2001 in the picturesque Spring Brook Park subdivision, this five bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home is decked in holiday grandeur including a 12-foot great room Christmas tree and a 30 member Santa collection. The formal dining room is dressed for celebration with crystal, silver and china. Over the years, the hand carved cherry and beveled glass master table has welcomed friends and family to relax and dine. Antiques are displayed in each room of this home. The central staircase leads to the bedrooms of the two younger Berry children who supervised the decor. A second staircase leads to the home office. The descending staircase leads to the zebra bedroom of Macy’s Senior Cheerleader, Abbi Berry. This lower level family room is suited for sleepovers, movie viewing, foosball, and for enjoying a traditional Snow Village display.
• Paul and Marlene Brockmiller’s home at 826 Cimarron Circle. The Brockmiller home is in Holiday Park and was built by Paul’s company, Brockmiller Construction, in the fall of 1993. This three story Southern Living plan home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It has undergone several renovations and addition over the years, including a third garage, new dining area, and covered back porch. This outdoor living area also features a pool, hot tub, and pool house and fireplace sanctuary, complete with putting green. The first floor includes the master bedroom and bath, with a gas fireplace in the bedroom and heated tile floors in the bathroom. The third floor belongs to the three girls — with each bedroom showing their individual personalities. The family loves Christmas, and you will see that in every room of the house. Don’t miss the “Gator Room” in the basement — a shrine to Paul’s beloved Florida Gators. The Brockmillers have raised their family in this house, made wonderful friends in Farmington and created many, many memories. They are excited to share it with you, and thank you on behalf of their senior Macy’s parade cheerleader, Lauren Brockmiller.
• The Don and Lisa Hardy home at 746 St. Andrews.
This custom built one-and-a-half story home in beautiful Green Briar Hills Subdivision has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, and full walk-out basement with oversized four-car garage plus an additional detached 4-car garage. The master bedroom includes a see through fireplace, bath with Jacuzzi tub, his/her walk-in shower and vanities, work-out room and witting room that opens to a cozy covered porch which also opens from kitchen. The large kitchen has an eat-in bar and café style seating with dining area. The living room and TV room both have fireplaces and the TV room has its own wet bar. Upper level includes two large bedrooms with each having its own private bath and walk-in closet, computer/study room, and playroom. Other special features of this home are a game room and home theatre room. The backyard is designed for total outside living which includes swimming pool/hot tub, pool bar and covered cabana with fireplace, and private basketball court.
• The home of Richard and Shannon Friend located at 1008 Redbud. “Home is where your story begins,” and the Friend family is happy to share their story with you. Nestled in the trees on Redbud Lane in southern Farmington, this home is filled with little touches and photos throughout that show faith, family and friends are the most precious of gifts! Designed by Richard Friend and built in 2005, this home features an open floor plan with custom wood work throughout. The main floor hosts four bedrooms, a family room with a wood and iron staircase, fireplace room with floor to ceiling windows, and an open kitchen featuring Italian tile. The lower floor is set up for entertainment with a wet bar, fireplace, and several game areas. The home sits on 13 sprawling acres with two ponds and an outdoor fire pit.
The annual home tour will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 6.