Salado Historical Society’s 2019 Tour of Homes
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 7.
Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25 at the door.
Please present your printed ticket at each home.
Day of tickets purchased at Salado Public Library
from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Stucky Home - 409 Home Place
This two-story home was built by Drees Custom Homes. The owners are Mike and Marti Stuckey. It features primitive barn doors, light fixtures, shiplap, decorated in a Ranch style decor. Located on a cul-de-sac with only 7 other homes, the backyard features a very large tree with a deck, walkway and scenic view of the 19 acres behind the house.
The Allen Home - 2107 Bluff Circle
Danny and Penne Allen moved to Salado in June of 2018 after spending 34 years in the Leander area of North Austin. The style is classic and timeless. You’ll encounter a piano in the front living room, original tile floors throughout, with a color pallet of sea salt green and federal blue. Displayed in the butler’s pantry is part of a collection of dishes and serving pieces that have been handed down from Penne’s mom Mary Koch. Light fixtures are a favorite design touch for Penne, and you’ll see dual chandeliers in the dining room, an orb crystal fixture in the entry, and apothecary jar pendants in the kitchen. A great spot to sit and soak up the beauty of the Mill Creek Golf Course – their yard overlooks the 18th fairway and green.
The Walsh Home - 1001 Mill Creek Drive
This ranch style orange stone home, owned by Michael and Darlene Walsh, is located at the corner of Mill Creek Dr. A huge oak tree is a central feature of the front circular drive while a expansive view of the Mill Creek golf course and the low bridge will take your breath away from both inside the house as well as from the large back deck. The library features an awesome antique fireplace and the custom open floor plan is one of a kind. Christmas decorations throughout the home are sure to inspire and delight.
The Tyson Home - 615 DeGrummond Way
This is the home of Betsy and Knox Tyson and was designed by the architect Darwin Britt. The home is built on old pine piers and beams. A contractor in Waco was demolishing several wooden warehouses. The wood was in excellent condition and was destined to be burned. Mr. Britt convinced the contractor that he would haul off the dissembled wood. The house technically has four floors. There is a small basement under the house that is accessible from the back yard. There is a small cupola on top that can be utilized for summer ventilation in lieu of air conditioning. The original home's master bedroom and bath is to the left upon entering the home. Further is the hall to the kitchen, wash room and the long porch that looks out to the forested back yard. The second floor has two bedrooms and a bath. The living room looks out through large windows to the expansive deck with steps to the back yard. In 1994 the house was expanded by building what is now large wooden deck, the dining room and the new master bedroom and bath. The private deck patio can be accessed by the porch, the living room and the master bedroom. The deck has two levels, shade and accesses the back yard, swings and a tree house.
The Corbin home – 716 Willow Creek
Imagine architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, whose world- famous Mid-Century Modern buildings are usually located in locations, well beyond Salado. This one-of-a-kind home on a hill was curated with an eye for Wright’s Prairie Style, interpreted in local cut limestone. Carefully situated among huge old oaks, it is enhanced by Ms. Corbin’s masterful use of plantings. The almost hidden covered entrance leads to grand rooms and soaring spaces created to capture defused light and views of nature. Ample elegance, fine art, collectibles and sculpture invite guests to experience “Corbin Style Comfort” with over-stuffed couches, marble topped antiques and extraordinary rugs-over-carpet that define the open floor plan. Jonie Corbin has created a wonderful way of being treated to luxury and leisure.
The Newman home - 2221 Chisholm Trail
The Newman home at 2221 Chisholm Trail was inspired by homes and gardens in the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area. It is located overlooking the Mill Creek Golf Course. It is a faithful rendition of the 18th-Century Virginia Georgian style and is furnished with elegant period replicas. The owner was a Salado gift retailer and has decorated with unique and rare pieces throughout the home. Don’t miss the Thomas Jefferson style mirror above the hearth or the garden railroad train under the Christmas tree! Another unique feature of the home is the dual garages enclosing a forecourt inspired by the Colonial Williamsburg Governor’s Palace.
The Baran home - 1818 Club Circle
A white brick home located on the quaint cul-de-sac of Club Circle. The current owners, Allen and Evon Baran, purchased the home in July 2016. Since then, they have been told by many locals that the famous fiddler player, Johnny Gimble, once owned the home. Allegedly, Willie Nelson and Darrell Royal have graced the halls as well. The home boasts a magnificent view of the golf course and the tranquil club pond and fountain. Each room in the home will be graced with a delightful display of multiple themed Christmas trees and decorations.
The Salado Historical Society Cabins
Located behind the Civic Center on the corner of Van Bibber and Main Street. The Aiken-Boles cabin was discovered inside a house that was being torn down on Center Circle during the 1980's. The Cabin served as the post office, home and school room at various times during the late 1800's. It was moved to the present location in 1993.The Denman Cabin was moved from Stillhouse Hollow Lake area by the Denman family. It was built and owned by the family and represents family life on the frontier of Texas. The smallest cabin is the Writer's cabin, relocated from a Main Street lot. This cabin has been rebuilt and represents a local writer who used the little room to write a novel as a means of recovering from PTSD when he served America in World War II.