2016 Montford Holiday Tour of Homes

December 10, 1-5pm


  • Date & time: Saturday, Dec 10, 1-5pm
  • Tickets: $25 (brochure/ticket required for entry into homes) Available starting December 1 at the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor’s Center Gift Shop, 36 Montford Ave.


46 Cumberland Circle, Abbington Green B&B

Stop by for an amazing refreshment stop and Christmas décor like you’ve never seen. Nick and Steve have welcomed Tour guests before and there is always something new to see.

71-starnes-25071 Starnes Avenue

The Schieren’s bought the newly renovated cottage six years ago. After many years of neglect, a resident Montford interior designer did a wonderful job updating the home while keeping its historic integrity. Also being an interior designer, Amy Schieren admired the unique tile work throughout the kitchen and baths. Walking through their home after months of house hunting, both Amy and Charlie fell in love with its character and curb appeal.

20-sylvan-25020 Sylvan AveBuilt in 1926 as a colonial design. This home has been totally remodeled, finished in 2015. A beautiful home to view.

23-courtland-25023 Courtland Avenue

You might have noticed this construction project kitty-corner from Tod’s Tasties. Built in 1909 as a single-family home, this property has been renovated from top to bottom. Repainted with a subtle, tasteful palette, 23 Courtland also shows attitude, witnessed in the light fixtures and playful house numbers. Its recent exterior renovation has wiped away years of tiredness and given this home a cool new vibe yet still in keeping with the District’s history. Interior chandeliers promise to be of great interest.

249-cumberland-250249 Cumberland Ave, Pinecrest B&B

This 1905 English Tudor style B&B inn designed by Richard Sharp Smith, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, overlooks an acre of lush grounds and woods and has been restored.

In 2016 Dan and Diane Rogers purchased Pinecrest and became the resident innkeepers. After their two children were grown, they decided to reinvent themselves and turn their passion for hospitality and entertaining into a rewarding experience for guests at the inn.

315-montford-ave-250315 Montford Avenue

This beautiful colonial, built in 1926, was completely remodeled with all electrical, plumbing, zoned heating and cooling, new high-end kitchen and all-new baths, custom closets and built-ins throughout. A new house in an historic shell.

Mason (Gene) Miller and Rita Yerby moved from Birmingham, Alabama, purchased the home in July 2014, and just completed renovations.

46-short-25046 Short Street

Affectionately known as Le Maison Fleurie, which is lousy French for Flower House, was constructed by Jade Mountain Builders and completed in December, 2015. While the exterior is classic arts-and-crafts style, the interior is more open and airy and decidedly modern.

The owners are fond of bright colors and eclectic decor, reflecting their love of travel and exotic locales, with occasional whimsical touches like the tree in their living room.

55-chestnut-25055 W Chestnut Street

Built circa 1915. A two-story asymmetrical shingle over stucco dwelling. Clipped dormer. Altered. Includes an art studio.

Heather will have her studio open during the tour, with fiber art, handspun yarn, and finished products for viewing and for sale.

104-flint-250104 Flint Street

Built in 1920 as a gabled Tudor with wood exterior, this is a half-timbered, stucco gable end dwelling. Apparently, the scale of the new structure was a surprise and created a long-standing feud between the families living at 104 and 116 Flint Streets. 104 Flint street also operated as a boarding house soon after it was built. The current family purchased it in 2010 and have been working hard on the home with renovations and landscaping projects. They are raising their young family here.

2-arborvale-2502 Arborvale Road

Originally 2 Pisgah Avenue; the street name changed in 1932.

Built 1910. An early 20th century two-story vernacular shingle style dwelling with multiple gables and a wide porch with rounded end, square porch posts with molded trim, multiple gables, brick foundation. Pam’s subtle taste will lend itself to natural holiday décor. Anyone who appreciates landscaping will want to visit this beautiful corner property that Dean has transformed into a plant and hardscape-lover’s oasis.

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