MILTON Ga. – For the second year, the Milton Tour of Homes has had a sell-out for its tour to benefit the Friends of Milton Library.
Dubbed Harvest of Homes, this year’s tour came in October and was a beautiful time to see the homes in their fall colors.
This year the tour doubled the number of tickets (and tour buses) for 700 lucky people. Last year the inaugural tour took less than an hour to sell out.
This year with twice the tickets to sell it took all of 2 hours.
The Friends of the Milton Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Milton Library bring more programs and better service to the community.
This year’s Tour featured five incredibly and delightfully designed homes. Urban Farmhouse and Scottsdale Farms were two of the title sponsors and responsible for the interior designs for some of the houses.
Six Hills Community – Industrial Farmhouse:
With acreage, farmhouse style, designed by Tim Bryan, built by Capstone Building Group. Design team: Urban Farmhouse. Large open living, dining and kitchen area. Built to entertain large and lavishly. Original art by local artist Brooke Lowe.
Neese Road – Equestrian Chic:
8 bedrooms, 6,500 s.f. of space. Scottsdale Farms design. Amazing outdoor living area (including kitchen). Enchanting children’s “fairy house” would make a Hobbit blush. A home built for living large.
Freemanville Road – Historic 1859:
They don’t build them like this anymore. Joel and Kay Felner keep the 158-year-old home much like it has always been. Kay Felner cooks on appliances that date between 1908 and 1929. The cabin in back is made from materials of the first cabin on the property. The barn/garage houses the bar room. No man cave, both sexes are welcome.
Providence Road – Modern Farmhouse:
This award-winning contemporary farmhouse was given the American Institute of Architects (Atlanta Chapter) 2016 Residential Award of Honor. It is often seen in print ads for Home Depot and others. Eye-catching is the roll-up glass wall (think clear garage door) uniting kitchen, veranda and pool.
Hopewell Plantation – Renewed and repurposed:
Owner-builder Steve Powell took the ground where the original 1864 farmhouse stood and used its beams as accents in this large home on 2.5 acres. With high ceilings and large rooms it is spacious as well as gracious. Its convertible indoor-outdoor eating area makes entertaining a year-round opportunity.