Six distinctive homes, each with unique designs, styles and architectures, will be featured in the 38th Annual Lakewood Home Festival.
Hosted by the LECPTA, the Lakewood Home Festival is a community-wide event that raises funds for Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. The funds directly benefit students through the purchase of school materials, computers and enrichment programs.
The event also includes a Holiday Market & Café at Lakewood Elementary, where visitors can shop items from local artists and vendors, and get a bite to eat at the food truck café, serving selections from around the world. There will also be kids’ activities such as bounce houses, cookie/cupcake decorating and photos with Santa.
For the first time this year, the candlelight tour of homes will take place on Saturday evening, 6-8pm, instead of Friday evening. The candlelight tour offers a more intimate setting, where guests can socialize with the homeowners.
This year’s featured homes are:
- 6702 Anita - This modern version of the classic American family home, a 2012 rebuild lovingly designed by the homeowners, was inspired by New England cottage architecture and the charm of low country southern style. Sponsored by: Juliette Fowler Communities and Regent Custom Homes
- 6820 Avalon - Since purchasing this 1937 Charles Dilbeck house of dreams, christened Crabapple Cottage, the family has lovingly repaired, upgraded and expanded upon Dilbeck’s trademark French farmhouse design ideas. Sponsored by: Jackson Sells and Chicago Title Company
- 6838 Avalon - This one-of-a-kind home, a modern take on a classic 1930s Spanish Colonial Revival, will carry guests on a journey across the globe, from one homeowner’s original artwork to dazzling finishes, fixtures, and antiquities collected by generations of this talented and worldly family. Sponsored by: Nancy Johnson Real Estate Group of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates and W2 Studio
- 6903 Merrilee - This 1950s ranch-style home, one of the first of its kind to be built in Lakewood, was wholly re-imagined in a 2009 renovation by its homeowner, an interior designer, as a soft contemporary family home with an eye toward entertaining and indoor-outdoor living. Sponsored by: David Bush Homes and Republic Title
- 6957 Tokalon - This stately and inviting Colonial Revival limestone home, built in 1948, is perched atop a hill on a sprawling acre lot, and features opulent interiors that marry significant family heirlooms with striking classic and transitional pieces. Sponsored by: Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
- 6906 Wildgrove - This magnificent Texas regional modern home, built in 2012, harmoniously integrates clean modern design with functional family-friendly spaces, and is enhanced by eye-catching artwork, sleek furnishings, and family treasures from generations past. Sponsored by: Coldwell Banker and Mast Sturgeon