The Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Holiday Home Tour’ is this Saturday, November 10th.
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.
The Abilene Philharmonic “Holiday Home Tour”
Date and Time
Saturday, November 10th., from 11AM till 5PM
Steamboat Mountain Estates in Tuscola, just south of Abilene.
Home Tour Tickets $20 per person
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.