Holiday House Tour features local Christmas splendor

First Posted: 11/24/2014

On Sunday, Nov. 23, four local houses were decorated with Christmas decorations for the holiday house tour, which benefited the Waverly Community House (Comm). People walked inside these houses to see the decorations made by professional designers.

Tara Cesare of Design Gathering decorated a Victorian home, which is owned by Tom Curra and his wife Marcy Antinnes Curra. Cesare decorated this home with two, tall toy soldiers on each side of the porch and a Christmas tree inside the house.

Cesare enjoyed the holiday house tour.

“It’s great for the community,” she said. “And that they open the house for people to tour what was and what is now.”

Originally called Beechwood, the Curras’ home was constructed in 1865 and had many facelifts for nearly 150 years. The Curras have been living on Waverly Road in Dalton since 2002.

Susie Sugerman of Vintage Lily, who will soon own a shop on State Street in Clarks Summit, designed the Houck House with poinsettas and a long wreath on the banister. This house was originally built as a Presbyterian Church in 1859. Since Lou and Sue Houck bought it in 2010, they added a family room, a master bedroom closet, and an upstairs laundry room to the home on Beech Street in Waverly.

The Durbin home, located on 1417 North Abington Road in Dalton, was designed by John Mackey. It was built by R.G. Petty & Sons in 2003 on a 29-acre parcel with access to Countryside Conservancy. The Sanders home, located on 1625 N. Abington Road in North Abington Twp, was decorated by Central park Flowers and Lavish Body & Home. It was completed in September 2014, and it’s situated on a 38-acre portion of the old Ridgeway farm.

All proceeds from both the marketplace and the house tour benefited the Waverly Community House. The Comm is grateful to the homeowners who their homes to benefit the Comm and the decorators for donating their time and talents for the tour.

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