The Cranford Junior Woman's Club proudly announces its 22nd Annual Home for the Holidays House Tour. This event will be held on Sunday December 4, 2011 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
"The House Tour is a wonderful way to start the holiday season. We are delighted with all the beautiful homes," says Kris Farley, who is co-chairing this year's tour with Meredith Russo. Club president, Gerilyn Rodgers is hoping for a good turnout, noting that "the funds we raise support several of Cranford's charitable organizations, which directly benefit the residents of our community, especially those impacted by the flooding as a result of Hurricane Irene."
Through the generosity of five Cranford homeowners and local businesses, organizations, and individuals, the club is showcasing four of the finest homes in Cranford plus the Hospitality House, all outfitted for the holidays.
House Tour Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the door. Advance-purchase tickets are available on-line at the Junior Woman's Club website: www.cranfordjwc.com and may be purchased through Friday December 2, 2011. Tickets may also be purchased from our local merchants, Periwinkle's, Back to Nature, The UPS Store and Cranford Library from November 15, 2011 - December 2, 2011. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the House Tour at the Hanson House, the Hospitality House, or any of the houses on the House Tour. Tickets purchased on-line, may be picked up at the Hanson House on the day of the House Tour.
No one under 12 admitted, No photography, No refunds.
It will be necessary for all guests to don slip-on, over-shoe booties to enter the houses. Booties will be available at all houses. In case of inclement weather information will be available on this website on TV35
House 1: 1900 Victorian Step back in time and marvel at the floor-to-ceiling stained glass window. Imagine life in another era in the butler's pantry with its original sink and floors. Warm yourself by the gas stove in the spacious eat-in kitchen, and steal away to the second floor through a back staircase.
House 2: 1929 Colonial A blend of the old and the new awaits you. A major, eleven-month renovation held true to the house, retaining the beauty of the original chestnut trim and hardwood floors. Sneak a peek at an autographed poster from Lucille Ball, and a personal note from former President and Mrs. Clinton.
House 3: 1908 Victorian Colonial Perch yourself on one of the highest properties in Cranford – this home doesn’t even have a sump pump! Try to figure out what’s ‘in the air’ of this house, as two separate owners were elected Township officials. Admire the beautiful walnut woodwork, restored by the owners to its original finish.
House 4: 1910 Stucco Allow this home to start your holiday season off right, with decorations in every room and a tree covered in hand-blown Waterford ornaments. See the hallmark of the home’s original, devout Christian Scientist owners; be sure to glimpse the koi pond in the backyard and an original Central Park street lamp.
Hospitality House: Cape Cod Cottage Whisk yourself away to a wilderness cottage in Cranford! Find out what really goes on in the magical office of a Disney travel agent and see some renovations inspired by Hurricane Irene.