Tour of Homes held over weekend


By Jeremy Erskine - jerskine@civitasmedia.com



Residents of Preble County tour the Marit house, complete with a bar surrounding the saw, during the Tour of Homes event on Sunday, Dec. 6. The home used to be a saw mill but has since been completely renovated.


Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

Tour-goers look at the upstairs of the Woodworth’s home in Lewisburg during the Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 6. The house used to be a church and the renovator left the beams exposed in the upstairs area.


Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

The living area, completely decked in Christmas decor, of the North Water Street Guest House. This was just one of the six stops during the Tour of Homes event on Sunday, Dec. 6.


Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

PREBLE COUNTY — Eaton and Lewisburg hosted the annual Tour of Homes event, sponsored by both Habitat for Humanity and the Village of Lewisburg TCN Community Association, on Sunday, Dec. 6.

All proceeds went to benefit both organizations.

Tour-goers were treated to six uniquely different locations – two homes in Eaton, three houses in Lewisburg, and the Lewisburg Depot.

All were decorated for the holiday season and each came with an interesting history.

Some highlights included Eric and Tiffany Marit’s home, which included a beautiful open floor plan and a bar surrounded the saw machinery (the home used to be a saw mill). Another home was Chad and Tracy Woodworth’s, which used to serve as a church. The upstairs has exposed beams and two stain glass windows.

Each house had its own unique features – such as a nativity set filling every nook and cranny of the decor (Manfred and Jane Treitmaier’s house); or a house that used to be a wagon and carriage shop (North Water Street Guest House); or even a home that had been restored back to the 1800s (Toll Road House).

The tour allowed participants to learn the history of the homes and historic sites while also admiring their holiday decor. Everyone on the tour was allowed to see both the interior and exterior of the homes.

In all, the tour brought over 100 people to donate to the cause and to explore some of the more unique architecture the county has to offer.

Residents of Preble County tour the Marit house, complete with a bar surrounding the saw, during the Tour of Homes event on Sunday, Dec. 6. The home used to be a saw mill but has since been completely renovated.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2015/12/web1_DSC_0415.jpgResidents of Preble County tour the Marit house, complete with a bar surrounding the saw, during the Tour of Homes event on Sunday, Dec. 6. The home used to be a saw mill but has since been completely renovated. Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

Tour-goers look at the upstairs of the Woodworth’s home in Lewisburg during the Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 6. The house used to be a church and the renovator left the beams exposed in the upstairs area.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2015/12/web1_DSC_0516.jpgTour-goers look at the upstairs of the Woodworth’s home in Lewisburg during the Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 6. The house used to be a church and the renovator left the beams exposed in the upstairs area. Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

The living area, completely decked in Christmas decor, of the North Water Street Guest House. This was just one of the six stops during the Tour of Homes event on Sunday, Dec. 6.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2015/12/web1_DSC_0588.jpgThe living area, completely decked in Christmas decor, of the North Water Street Guest House. This was just one of the six stops during the Tour of Homes event on Sunday, Dec. 6. Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

By Jeremy Erskine

jerskine@civitasmedia.com

Jeremy can be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH.

Jeremy can be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH.