Hannibal Regional Auxiliary Presents Holiday Tour of Homes
Whether you are looking for an enjoyable Saturday afternoon outing, inspiration for your own holiday decorating, or an opportunity to do good in the community, the Hannibal Regional Auxiliary’s Holiday Home Tour will fit the bill.
Four Hannibal locations will be on display on December 1, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Spirit of Christmas and welcome you into the warmth and beauty of the season. Proceeds from this event will help the Auxiliary fulfill its pledge to the James E. Cary Cancer Center.
Tickets for the tour are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the event. Tickets can be purchased at Judy’s Boutique located inside Hannibal Regional Hospital or at the Mark Twain Book and Gift Shop.
DeStefane Home - 4 Orchard Point
Situated on 6.77 acres in the Orchard Point subdivision, the three-story DeStefane home is located on the second highest point in Hannibal overlooking the Mississippi River. This home was custom built by Matt Matousek with 220th Builders, and the house decor was completed by Angie Chilibiana. An undisturbed Indian burial ground is in the middle of the front circle drive. The Mississippi River is the main focal point upon entering the foyer, kitchen, great room and master suite. The infinity pool and hot tub also overlook the river. The house features thirteen and a half bathrooms, a two-story gymnasium, and five treehouse pods adjoined by bridges custom made by Disney World Bridges. One of the treehouse pods contains a theater room.
Upon approaching the home, a life size Nativity scene graces the front drive. The 15’ main tree, along with Santa’s sleigh, are on display in the great room. The grand staircase is decked with lighted garland, and there are themed Christmas trees in every room of the house. The entire home is decorated for Christmas by Debbie Walden.
Shuttle service is required to reach the DeStefane Home. Shuttle service pick up and drop off is located at the Hannibal Country Club. While you are at the Hannibal Country Club be sure to go inside to see their wonderful holiday decoration and grab a snack for $5.00.
Bass Home - 286 Gala
Located in the Fette Orchard subdivision, this home was just completed in June of 2018. It has elements of Arts & Crafts style, especially visible in the windows, columns and outlines of the roof. The architect, engaged by the Basses to assist them in realizing their vision for their home, also designed a house on Lover’s Leap. Furniture seen in the great room includes a George III period secretary and a recently refurbished sideboard the Basses brought back from England, where they lived for three years. Future plans for the downstairs include an outdoor kitchen, a stone fire pit and a terraced garden.
The living room tree includes ornaments collected through travels, their time in England and other reminders of time spent with their four children. The dining room tree reflects the two girls’ involvement in and love of ballet. Most of the decorations were collected on season trips to the Atlanta Ballet. The tree also contains Victorian decorations, mostly found on annual trips to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. In the guest bedroom there is a tree that goes with the beach theme of the room and bath. Downstairs, there is a sports-themed tree, reflecting the family’s love of sports. Santas and nutcrackers are found throughout the home.
Shuttle service is required to reach the Bass Home. Shuttle service pick up and drop off is located at the Hannibal Country Club. While you are at the Hannibal Country Club be sure to go inside to see their wonderful holiday decoration and grab a snack for $5.00.
Trinity Episcopal Church - 213 North 4th Street
Trinity Episcopal Church is located on the corner of Fourth and Bird, just one block north of Central Park. The church was constructed in 1860. The signature large red doors open to reveal an arched wood beamed ceiling, beautiful lanterns adorning the sanctuary and a large pipe organ. The organ was recently dedicated after intense renovation.
Eyes are immediately drawn to the 18 beautiful stained glass windows located high above on the outer walls. The windows were commissioned by church members and date back to 1887. They chronicle many of the changes in the early history of the community. The windows are diverse and represent the skills and styles of Englishmen Charles Booth (b.1184/d.1893), Emi Fret Jr. (b.1896/d.1967) and Louis Comfort Tiffany (b.1848/d.1933).
Although it is a very old, historic church, Trinity is a vibrant and active parish as they participate in many community outreach programs. They also partner with the Hannibal Arts community by inviting local artists to display their works during monthly shows in their Guild Hall Art Gallery.
Belvedere Inn/Lamb-Munger House - 521 Bird Street
Located in the historic district, the inn has hosted tourists, bridal parties and area residents who simply want a short get-away. The house was originally built in 1859.
You will immediately feel at home as you enter and feel the warmth of the parlor. There are sitting areas large and small for conversation or playing one of the many games. The pool table is also a popular area. Mark Twain did not sleep here but he did play pool here, so shouldn’t you? Four large rooms, each with a private bath, are uniquely decorated. Each room is named after a previous owner of the house. The east porch is great for relaxing on hot evenings and a balcony on the second floor makes a picturesque place for coffee in the morning, weather permitting.
Owners Bob and Pat Berg Yapp moved to Hannibal 10 years ago and immediately started the search for a large historic house to make into a Bed & Breakfast. In addition to working on the Belvedere, Bob is well known for his historic preservation school and Pat serves as the innkeeper. They have recently been working on the house next door. Future plans include a private courtyard and small vegetable garden. Belvedere Inn is a must see to appreciate the historic preservation and the level of comfort afforded to its guests.
For more information about Hannibal Regional Auxiliary call (573) 248-5272.