Suffield’s 350 Anniversary Holiday House Tour: A Stroll thru the Centuries
| December 1, 2019
Start your tour in the 18th c. at our town’s two museum houses.
There will be something for everyone to see and enjoy
on the Suffield Garden Club’s Holiday House Tour, Saturday, December 7 from 3 to 7 pm. Museum houses open at 11. Celebrate Suffield’s 350th anniversary, touring historic homes on Main Street spanning all three and a half centuries. Two museum houses and six private homes are decorated for the holidays by Garden Club members. Tour tickets are $30 in advance at Suffield Hardware and Pentimento, or visit SuffieldGardenClub.org. Day of event tickets are $35 at Phelps-Hatheway Visitor Center. Info call 668-2546.
1761. Phelps-Hatheway House shows us a luxurious life style in the 18th century. Holiday dressed mannequins and creatively decorated trees are on display in the house and barn, organized by the 350th Anniversary Committee.
1764. Warm up by the fire in the King House Museum’s Georgian Colonial and take in the Suffield Historical Society’s holiday show, an exhibit of vintage hats, pocketbooks and accessories.
Enter the 19th c. thru these private homes.
1800. In the Federal style Henderson home, a kitchen and family room renovation uncovered a hidden chimney and opened up access to the conservatory sitting room.
Hannukkah and Christmas are both celebrated in this home.
1877. Extensive renovations and preserved details surround a modern kitchen and an
antique mission style mantle in the Dunn/Reale home.
“We enjoy the vitality and vibrancy of the historic district, and the enthusiasm we share with our neighbors for Suffield’s historic homes.” Carlo Reale
Continue to the 20th c.
1860. Walk into an era of gracious living as you enter the Mack House with its Victorian detailing and period furnishings.
Suffield Garden Club members have been busy infusing these historic homes with holiday atmosphere!
1900. Enter the Vandevanter’s Queen Anne style home, and you will first notice the original double pocket doors. A soaring great room is the hub of the house.
1869. A perfect example of Italianate design, the Keane home’s high arched windows, 10’ ceilings and magnificent chandeliers lend a grand feel to every room.
You’ll see many ideas for decorating your own home.
1939. Originally part of the property of the house to the north, this quaint cottage is now home to the Mercadantes. A sunken family room overlooking the rear grounds is part of an imaginative custom addition.
Arrive in the 21st c.
2018. Back to the Keane house. Enjoy the living area of another generation of Keanes who call this 2018 addition home. It’s thoroughly modern, yet authentically detailed.