Houses

These beautiful homes are to be part of the 2017 Vankleek Hill Christmas Home Tour!

86 Higginson Street, Vankleek Hill.
This is a beautiful makeover which remains true to the home’s heritage feeling. You will especially love the original woodwork, beautiful floors and a big swath of original gingerbread which separates the living room from the dining area. Upstairs, note the beautiful bathroom makeover, which includes an East-lake-style dresser, with an antique washbasin re-purposed as a pretty sink.

Taste: From 1 to 3 p.m.:

Decorator:  Donna Doucette. [infopopup tag=DonnaDoucette]

Specialty Vendors:
1 –
Decorator Donna Doucette will have some of her beautiful hand-made holiday decor items for sale in the homeowners garage (around at the side of the house, on Home Avenue).
2 –
Near the front door, look for Black Tulip Vintage selling vintage jewellery, hats, gloves, scarves, antique linens, vintage home decor, unique china pieces and “smalls” (we’re talking small).

Click here for the history of 86 Higginson Street.


58 High Street, Vankleek Hill.

A heritage home with many interesting features inside. This homeowner loves antiques and decorates with a country flair.

Taste: From 1 p.m. to to 3 p.m.: Coming soon.

Decorator: Vankleek Cottage.

Specialty Vendor:
1 –
Garden Path Homemade Soap will have a wide array of fragrant soaps and skin care products all-natural and made with a focus on you. Garden Path Homemade Soaps has more than 100 different products available! There is always something fresh and new. Find out more: www.gardenpathsoap.com

Click here for the history of 58 High Street.


89 Grout Street, Vankleek Hill. 
One of Vankleek Hill’s gems, refreshed with a creative flair and a love
of preserving the best of this old house! Many cute features by these
homeowners, so much to see in this cosy family home.

Decorator: Cottage Blue. [infopopup tag=CottageBlue]

Specialty Vendor:
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May Belle all-natural soy candles, hand-made by Danielle Mac Rae.

While you wait: Enjoy a taste of hot apple cider outdoors!

Click here for the history of 89 Grout Street.


2745 Cassburn Road, Vankleek Hill.
A rural beauty in a lovely setting along this country road! A gorgeous kitchen is the latest change to this home, which includes many other beautiful changes made while paying respect to the home’s heritage. You will love the woodwork, the elegant dining room, and lovely master bedroom on the second floor. So much to love about this family home!

Decorator: Auld Kirktown, of Lancaster.

Specialty Vendor:
1 –
Home-made jams, jellies and Christmas fruitcake by Sandra Daigle! Back by popular demand!

2 – Steeped Tea. A great something to tuck into your bag as you do some Christmas shopping.

Click here for the history of 2745 Cassburn Road.


1361 Borris Road, Vankleek Hill.
We are very excited to bring you this country home, beautifully restored and tastefully decorated by someone who loves local history and our many historic buildings. Exposed beams, original doors, a lovely interior layout and creative architectural details await you in this home. But there is a special treat in store for you; view a beautifully-framed collection of Vankleek Hill postcards, many of which were originally sent from this very home to far-away places like . . . Hawkesbury, in years gone by. The owner has been vigilant for decades, carefully expanding his collection. And oh, yes, we should mention he is a skilled hand at framing art. Enjoy the peaceful colours in this home and how the owner has harmoniously added two new spaces to enlarge this home. Come enjoy this home, which seems to be a window to the past, in some ways.

Taste: Royal Lepage Performance Realty will be set up outside to serve coffee and treats!

Decorator: Lise St-André (retired).
With thanks to Vankleek Cottage for providing furniture and decor items.

Specialty Vendor:
AnnsaDarna SeaGlass Jewellery, made by two women who love creating beautiful pieces with sea glass.

Click here for the history of 1361 Borris Road.


170 Main Street East, Vankleek Hill.

Taste: From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Coming soon!

Decorator: Lorel Crawford, Belle Design.

Specialty Vendor:

Carole Aubin from Home Hardware will have an array of holiday decorating ideas.

Click here for the history of 170 Main Street East.


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR EVENT!

This year, funds from the Vankleek Hill Christmas Home Tour will be shared among six not-for-profit organizations.

PLEASE NOTE:
1. You will be asked to remove your shoes before touring each home.
A bag will be provided for your shoes. Feel free to bring spare slippers or other soft footwear if you need to wear some foot covering. To respect homes and floors, we ask for your cooperation.
2. No photographs are permitted inside the homes during the tour. Please respect homeowners’ privacy.
3. Washrooms are available at The Review, at local restaurants, at the church halls and at the Vankleek Hill Community Centre. Washrooms inside the homes are not for public use on tour day.
Thank you for your cooperation! Our homeowners appreciate it!