The Abilene Philharmonic Hol­i­day Home Tour is this Saturday, Novem­ber 10th. This  tour takes you through some very beau­ti­ful homes that have been fes­tively dec­o­rated for holiday season. The homes are in the Steam­boat Moun­tain Estates area, just south of Abi­lene. Tour attendees will get to enjoy festive holiday Phil­har­monic music and everyone is invited to cel­e­brate the 62nd holiday sea­son of the Abilene Philharmonic.

The tour is scheduled for this Saturday from 11 AM until 5 PM and each ticket comes with a detailed map that includes all the for­ma­tion about each of the home owners and the homes on the tour. The beautifully decorated homes, the music and the impending cooler weather is sure to put you into the holiday spirit.

Homes fea­tured on the Home Tour:

Stephen and Jean­nie Sorgen
197 Camino Norte

The lot on Steam­boat Moun­tain was pur­chased, by the Sor­gens, in 2006. In 2009, an addi­tional par­cel was pur­chased to pro­tect the habi­tat in the ravine below. In March, 2008, Jean­nie and Steve began work­ing with their Archi­tect, Ken Schaum­burg of Fort Worth, Texas, who spe­cial­izes in Mediter­ranean Homes. Antique doors pre­vi­ously pur­chased from Seret and Sons in Santa Fe served as a start­ing point for the design and feel of the house.

James and Martha Webb
901 County Road 650

This Mediter­ranean style home on top of Steam­boat Moun­tain offers spec­tac­u­lar scenic views. The four bed­room, five bath home was designed, con­tracted, and built by the own­ers over the last three years from research and ideas they had col­lected for many years. Some of the archi­tec­tural fea­tures include high ceil­ings, arches, dec­o­ra­tive iron and win­dows galore! From the front of the home, friends and fam­ily can see the West Texas sun­sets while vis­it­ing in the court­yard.

Richard and Patri­cia Trifilo
174 Lake Trail

This 5300 square foot Leud­ers lime­stone home was designed by Bul­verde archi­tect and fam­ily friend Jim Kissling. After 15 mil­i­tary moves the fam­ily had spe­cific ideas for the house, 2.3 beau­ti­ful secluded acres, and breath­tak­ing views. Built by Akens Broth­ers in 2007 this open con­cept house includes cus­tom alder cab­i­netry and doors, mesquite floors, traver­tine tile, gran­ite coun­ter­tops, and blue ceil­ings through­out the house. The stairs are made from mesquite end cuts. A “key­hole” book­case opens the sec­ond floor to the first floor liv­ing room.

Leroy and Deb­o­rah Bell
217 Steam­boat Drive

A chance after­noon walk up Steam­boat Moun­tain led to the dis­cov­ery of our home’s prop­erty. The Bells were soon own­ers of a piece of prop­erty which they felt offered a unique build­ing oppor­tu­nity but also many chal­lenges. Their archi­tect sur­veyed the prop­erty and sug­gested a loca­tion as close to the edge of the cliff, which offered a view from every room — Potosi to Tus­cola. The Bells have always enjoyed Santa Fe and Sedona and deter­mined the site deserved a look of the region they had admired dur­ing our vis­its.

Phil and Kathy Morehead
1326 County Road 650

Built in 2009 by Jeff Luther Con­struc­tion and designed by Bob Road­cap, this tran­si­tional style home is sit­u­ated on 15 acres at the south end of Steam­boat Moun­tain. Designed to take full advan­tage of the 10 mile view down the Jim Ned Val­ley, the design fea­tures easy view­ing and access to the out­side deck. An open floor plan with gourmet kitchen makes for an ele­gant but infor­mal lifestyle.


Ed and Roberta Brandecker
133 Camino Norte

Ed and Roberta Bran­decker have always had a love for Italy and the Tus­can coun­try­side. So when look­ing for land in which to build their home, Steam­boat Moun­tain with the views over­look­ing val­leys, reminded them of Tus­cany. They sought out an archi­tect that could cap­ture the feel­ing of being in a hill­top Tus­can coun­try home, and found Charles Travis of Austin, Texas. Over the next 13 months, they worked closely with him in the design of the home. The builder was Perry Stockard, of Stockard Con­struc­tion and along with his wife, worked closely in the fin­ish­ing touches that fit a Tus­can home.

Source: The Abilene Philharmonic's website




The Abilene Philharmonic "Hol­i­day Home Tour"

Date and Time

Saturday, Novem­ber 10th., from 11AM till 5PM



Home Tour Tick­ets $20 per person

More Info:

Tick­ets are on sale now and may be pur­chased by click­ing here, or at these select ticket locations: Michael Joseph’s Salon, Casa Authen­tique, Avanti Salon or pur­chase tickets at the homes on the tour. This is an annual fundraiser for the Philharmonic, for more information or to mail your gift, go to 401 Cypress Street Suite 520, Abi­lene, TX 79601 or call The Abilene Philharmonic at (325)677‑6710.