2016 Holiday Home Tour
Friday, December 2nd, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 4th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tickets: $15 advance; $20 at the door. Tickets
Or tickets will be on sale by November 1 at D & H Drugstore , all Columbia Hy-Vee locations, McAdams Ltd, Songbird Station, and the Missouri Theatre. Tickets are also available at any of the homes for $20 each. Tickets for groups of 10 or more can be purchased for $10 each by contacting 573.875.0600.
If you want to review the fabulous holiday decorations from the 2015 Home Tour, view here.
We are pleased to announce the following home for our 2016 Holiday Home Tour
Home of Melissa and Josh Holyoak
2709 Chapel Wood View
Columbia, MO 65203
It was love at first sight for Josh and Melissa Holyoak when they found their home located in the Chapel Hill Estates. The stately colonial reminded them of the historic homes in Northern Virginia they admired while living in the Washington, DC area. And for the Holyoak family, the majestic oak tree on the front lawn seemed as if the home was made just for them.
Just before moving in several years ago, the Holyoaks made several renovations including wainscoting, refinishing the hardwood floors, retiling the kitchen backsplash and marble fireplaces, and updating many of the fixtures.
Josh and Melissa often describe their home as “joyful chaos” where it is filled with the laughter and sounds of their four children ages 2 to 10. The Holyoaks have strived to achieve a “livable elegance” that is comfortable for their family. At Christmas time, nearly every corner of their home includes memories and traditions from homemade ornaments to an electric train set.
The Holyoaks wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
Home of Megan and Daniel Hoyt
5307 E Tayside Circle
Columbia, MO 65203
This charming colonial residence located in the well-established Highlands Subdivision will greet you with the warmest of welcomes. One of the many neighborhood lakes is next to this property, allowing for a lovely view from any vantage point within the home.
The Hoyt family, although only having resided in the home a few years, has completed several renovations, providing the home with an elegant southern style. White wainscoting, tumbled brick flooring, and stunningly simple subway tile grace the interior.
Daniel and Megan, along with their children, Kate and Sam, enjoy a traditional, yet playful holiday season with the stockings hung by the chimney, several themed Christmas trees through the home, and green garlands adorning the banisters.
The Hoyts wish everyone a joyous holiday.
University of Missouri President’s Residence
1900 Providence Point
Providence Point – also referred to as the President’s Residence—was built as, and been used for, the home of the President and family of the University of Missouri System for over past 40 years. The residence is used to promote the UM System and its four campuses by entertaining guests from across the state, the nation and the world.
Providence Point offers an elegant, one-of-a-kind setting for hosting a variety of events—breakfasts, lunches, teas, tailgates, formal and buffet dinners, receptions, retreats, meetings and conferences.
During the holidays, Providence Point is decorated in traditional décor with one tree adorned with bulbs to represent each of the 4 UM System campuses in colors of black, red, green, blue, gold and white. Another tree, decorated in all gold, can also been seen.
Each UM System president, whether or not they live in the residence, spends the holidays at Providence Point with their families.
Happy Holidays from the Middleton’s
The Chancellor’s Residence
501 South 9th Street
Columbia, Mo 65201
Parking: on the Street or in Hitt Street Garage
Tucked away in the heart of the University of Missouri, the Chancellor’s Residence is the oldest building on campus. The Italianate villa-style home was built in 1867 as part of the Missouri General Assembly’s first appropriation to the university. Since then, it has been home to university presidents and chancellors and, according to legend, remains home to the ghost of Alice, wife of former University of Missouri President Daniel Read (1866-1867). Next year will mark the Residence’s 150th anniversary.
In addition to the stunning architectural details, the Chancellor’s Residence boasts an exquisite garden. Although this feature isn’t as evident during the winter months, Mizzou Botanic Garden Herbaceous Garden Supervisor Jenna Rozum took inspiration from natural forms as she decorated the home for the holidays. In addition to elements of the outdoors, Rozum made use of the Residence’s collection of ornaments, which complement the home’s traditional décor. And, of course, no Mizzou home would be complete without a black-and-gold themed tree.
Season’s greetings from the Foley’s
Brouder Science Center – Columbia College
705 Range Line Street
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Parking: Banks Parking Lot, Wilkes and 8th Street OR Range Line Lots, south of Wilkes Boulevard on Range Line.
Completed in 2013, the state-of-the-art Brouder Science Center was built as part of a vision Dr. Gerald Brouder, the 16th president, had for strengthening the sciences at the college. The 53,033 square-foot building houses the nursing and forensic science programs and the physical and biological sciences department, which includes biology, chemistry and environmental science. The contemporary yet traditional brick and limestone building features a 126-person lecture hall (Bixby Lecture Hall), specialized laboratories, classrooms and faculty offices. The Brouder Science Center creatively blends a contemporary design into a well-established, historic campus. Light filled interior open spaces interspersed throughout the building create places for students and faculty to interact and provide a connection to the surrounding campus.
Tickets: $15 advance; $20 at the door.
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