Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Home Tour Too Good to Miss!

June Home Tour Benefits Chambersburg Libraries

Tour Books are available now for the annual Home Tour that benefits the Coyle Free and Grove Family Library Building Funds.  The tour date is Sunday, June 3, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Visit historic homes on Philadelphia Ave., new construction in Maple Run, an in-town garden, a classic farm-style house in the city and a home with a panoramic view of the countryside.  Get your booklets now at Coyle or Grove Libraries for just $20 each.  Thanks to our printing sponsor Graphics Universal, all proceeds go to the libraries!

House #1) The Sheep Home                                                       862 Philadelphia Avenue
This Queen Anne style home in the north end of Chambersburg was built in 1880’s  by Dr. George Hull.  Presently owned by Dr. Robert and Diane Sheep, some of the home highlights include a circular turret, a stained glass window and a wrap-around porch.

House #2) The Schiwek Home                                                   662 Philadelphia Avenue
This home was built prior to 1930 for William Hoerner, a widower.  It has also housed two prior Deans of Wilson College.  Of special note in this two story brick home with a slate roof is a significant art collection and over 2000 books.

House #3) Bowers Home                                                                             169 Tobin Drive
This Maple Run duplex, owned by the Bowers sits on a large lot and has a sunroom.  Home highlights include international d├ęcor and a basement with a surprise: a magic show!

House #4) The Smith Home                                                                        1055 Lincoln Way East
The home of Rick and Joan Smith also houses two businesses:  the Inside Out salon and the Hot Java coffee shop.  Since purchasing the home in 2002, much remodeling and landscaping has transformed the property.   The home’s garden offers a delightful atmosphere to enjoy outdoor live music offered over the summer.   

House #5) The O’Connor Home                                                                523 Guilford Avenue
The O’Connor Home is over 100 years old and was originally built by George Geyer Sr., who owned Geyer Lumber.  He and his wife lived in the house for 70 years.  The home has also been previously owned by Chambersburg mayor Pete and his wife Kay Lagiovane.  This classic Americana “farm” style house has a large country kitchen, a winter garden, and an extensive collection of art and books.

House #6) The Diller Home                                                                       3674 Pampas Circle
The Diller home, off Falling Spring Road, was built on 3.5 acres.  Views from the home capture a panoramic view of the countryside.  Of special interest is the home’s large foyer and cozy family room.

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