Holiday House Tour Spotlight: 209 North Washington Street

209 N. Washington St. 209 North Washington Street
Home of Mr. and Mrs. Rich Rizzetta
Mark Lore, House Chair
MaryDale Jackson and Sandy Lore, Decorators

One of Winchester’s delightful vernacular Italianate style homes welcomes all visitors to its Tuscan columned wrap-around porch and beckons all to enter through its front paneled door lit by sidelights and a three-pane transom. This two and a half story, eaves-front structure built c.1875 and covered in shiplap siding, has its seam metal gable roof supported by the characteristic bracketed cornice of the Italianate style. Two-over-two sash windows on the second story also exhibit the decorative woodwork of this style with carved lintels. A two-story ell extends the house into the well manicured backyard.

Holiday House Tour Spotlight: 101 North Washington Street

101 N. Washington St.101 North Washington Street
The Long House

Home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rockwood
Mary Scully Riley, House Chair

Built around 1785 by Robert Long I, this frame house occupies the corner lot at North Washington and Amherst Streets. Sheathed in clapboards, many neighbors recall when it was covered in a 1920s pebbledash stucco. The Rockwoods received a PHW Award of Merit in 2007 after they removed the stucco to expose the original façade. A library has been added to the two-story ell on the north side. This vernacular Federal style home welcomes visitors through its multi-paned front door to the main hallway graced with a carved newel post, delicate stairway and carved plaster ceiling medallion. The Rockwoods’ home is furnished with art and collectibles from both sides of the family. The furnishings include several 1800s pieces.

Holiday House Tour 2010: Homes for the Holiday

HHT WreathPHW is pleased to announce the 34th annual Holiday House Tour, which will be held December 4 and 5 in the North Washington and Fairmont Avenue neighborhood.

The tour kicks off on Saturday with the Preview Party and Candlelight Tour from 6-9 p.m. The party will be held in the home of Mrs. Joseph Manuel, 303 Fairmont Avenue. The home will be open only for the Saturday event.

Four additional homes will be open for the Candlelight Tour. These homes will also open for the Daylight Tour on Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rockwood, 101 North Washington Street
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rich Rizzetta, 209 North Washington Street
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Helm, 311 Fairmont Avenue
  • Rev. and Mrs. Dan McCoig, 35 West Piccadilly Street

The Bough & Dough Shop returns this year with a wide array of local talent providing baked goods, handcrafts, greenery and floral arrangements and much more! The Shop, located at the Centre Friends Meeting House, 201 N. Washington St., will be open on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tickets will be available after the 15th of November at the following locations:

More information on the houses and the tour will be released over the next week. Check back soon for more information!

Holiday House Tour Snow Plan

The Holiday House Tour Preview Party will proceed tonight 6-9 PM, regardless of the snow. Please remember to dress for the weather and watch your step! As a reminder, ticket holders for the Preview Party may also use their tickets to visit the houses on Sunday during the Daylight Tour.

If you need Preview Party tickets, a limited number are available at the Bough and Dough Shop at 124 W. Boscawen Street and the other ticket sale locations.

Holiday House Tour Brochure

PHW is pleased to announce the houses for the 2009 Holiday House Tour, Clifford Street: Aglow for the Holidays.

309 South Stewart Street, home of George and Margie Sheppard
309 West Clifford Street, home of Richard and Melanie Lewis
403 West Clifford Street, home of Bob and Lynne Caldwell
415 West Clifford Street, home of John and Elizabeth Quinn
419 West Clifford Street, home of Gregory and Steffany Plotts
124 West Boscawen Street, the Frances Barton Event Center, owned by Tom and Christina Chasler

Much like the 2008 tour on Amherst Street, the majority of the homes are within easy walking distance. As an added perk, it has been many years since PHW visited West Clifford Street, and several homes have never been included on a Holiday House Tour before.

Click to view or download the Holiday House Tour brochure in PDF format. The Preview Party and Advance Ticket order form on the brochure may be printed out and mailed to the PHW office, 530 Amherst St., Winchester, VA 22601.

Holiday House Tour Ticket Sale Locations

Advance tickets are on sale now at the following locations:
Kimberly’s (135 N. Braddock St.)
Celebrate! (1 S. Cameron St.)
Winchester Book Gallery (185 N. Loudoun St.)
The Country Store (1488 Senseny Road)
The Final Yard (33 E. Gerrard St.)
PHW Office (Hexagon House, 530 Amherst St.)

Preview Party tickets are $35 for current PHW members, $50 for individuals, and $80 for couples. Please visit the PHW Office to receive the discount for PHW members.

Daylight Tour adult tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 and under $6. Children under 6 are free.

The PHW Office will have special hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, November 23 to December 4 for Holiday House Tour ticket sales.

Holiday House Tour Reminder

PHW’s 33rd annual Holiday House Tour is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for December 5 for the Preview Party and Candlelight Tour and December 6 for the Daylight tour. It’s a neighborhood celebration on West Clifford Street. We’d love to see you there!

Tickets for the event will be available the week of November 16. Check back for more information on ticket sale locations and the tour houses soon.