2018 IODE Christ­mas House Tour Homes

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Our homes for the 2018 IODE Christ­mas House Tour on Novem­ber 10th and 11th are in town and all are west of Hwy 21, mak­ing a gen­tly curv­ing route to the South Cove Club­house at 300 Bethune Cres­cent, our re­fresh­ment venue this year.

Our five homes are all very dif­fer­ent, each one of­fer­ing a unique and beau­ti­ful tour­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

92 St. Ge­orge’s Cres­cent, MacDer­mitt’s Cas­tle, is a beau­ti­fully main­tained his­tor­i­cal home over­look­ing the lake, and now a beau­ti­ful Bed and Break­fast. This home is rich with his­tory in­clud­ing large beau­ti­ful rooms and a grace­ful stair­case.

At 90 St. Pa­trick’s Street, the home is ripe with unique an­tique ac­cents that em­bel­lish this beau­ti­ful his­tor­i­cal land­mark. The in­te­rior wood is orig­i­nal, and the cur­rent own­ers have re­cently re­painted the ex­te­rior in ex­actly the same colours as it was when owned by the Videan fam­ily. 20 Welling­ton Street, Stra­chan House is a QueenAnne/Ital­ianate home, re­mark­ably un­al­tered and beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated. This home as been in the Hughes fam­ily since 1948 and fea­tures a Mansard roof of pat­terned slate, Ital­ian mar­ble fire­places and in­tri­cately moulded win­dow head­ings through­out. Just across the cor­ner, 34 Welling­ton Street is a beau­ti­ful one and a half storey, On­tario Cot­tage style home, circa 1850 and in­cludes beau­ti­fully re­stored orig­i­nal plank floor­ing and a bright open warm feel­ing through­out. Shrub­bery, green­ery, gar­den and trees fully nes­tle the build­ing and lend it a quiet pres­ence.

The fi­nal home on the list is 177 Bethune Cres­cent. It is of the new­est ad­di­tions to the town of Goderich. This strik­ing grey brick home is less than 1 year old and was com­pletely cus­tom de­signed by the home­own­ers. Light, bright and airy, this open con­cept home has a mod­ern farm­house feel with clean lines and a ca­sual Cal­i­for­nia vibe.

Our house tour would not be pos­si­ble with­out the gen­er­ous sup­port of our dec­o­ra­tors, in­clud­ing All Around the House, The Culi­nary Poet, Wat­son’s Home Hard­ware, Fincher’s and our two new dec­o­ra­tors fea­tured this year, Janay’s Home Dé­cor and In­te­ri­ors by Sarah Langtry. Grey­haven Gar­dens, Arts Land­scap­ing and David Scott will pro­vide ex­te­rior dec­o­ra­tions; flo­ral cen­ter­pieces are from Luann’s Flow­ers & Gifts and Zehrs pro­vides Poin­set­tias.

There will be art by Michele Miller at 92 St. Ge­orge’s Cres­cent. Tick­ets are $20.00 each and are ob­tain­able from the Tourism Of­fice, the Li­brary, IODE mem­bers or any one of the dec­o­ra­tors men­tioned above.

Your ticket will en­ti­tle you to dis­counts at some of the stores — re­fer to your ticket for de­tails.

All pro­ceeds from the tour are spent in the com­mu­nity to ben­e­fit women, chil­dren and those in need. Last year’s house tour was a sold-out suc­cess and as­sisted many char­i­ties and or­ga­ni­za­tions.

177 Bethune Cres­cent.

20 Welling­ton Street, Stra­chan House.

34 Welling­ton Street.


92 St. Ge­orge’s Cres­cent, MacDer­mitt’s Cas­tle.

90 St. Pa­trick’s Street.

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