House tour raises funds for Lakeside Hospital equipment

By on May 27, 2012

by Kristina Gabalski

This year’s Lakeside Hospital Twig Association Tour of Homes is set for Sunday, June 3 from noon to 5 p.m. It features three unique homes in the Brockport/Sweden community as well as a loft apartment on Main Street and the Sweden Farmers Museum on Route 19.

Vivian May, who organizes the event, says this year’s homes offer a mix of architectural styles and interiors. “One year we featured lake homes, one year it was strictly older homes… many people like a variety,” she says. Homes featured this year include the Duane Beckett home at 45 State Street. The historic Victorian/Italianate house built in the 1860s has undergone extensive interior renovation. It now features rich, saturated colors, faux finishes and contemporary artwork and furnishings. The kitchen features a “water wall” with changing light patterns and the master suite on the upper floor includes an open rain shower and steam shower.

The 3,000 sq. ft. home of Bill and Nancy Plews at 235 Hollybrook Road was completed in 2002 and features an open floor plan with a cathedral ceiling in the living room and a 14 ft. ceiling in the family room. Furnishings include many mission-style pieces.

The Ryerse home at 61 Monroe Avenue in the village is designated as a historic landmark. The kitchen has been remodeled and a master bath added. New landscaping includes perennial gardens and planters.

The Farmers Museum at 4988 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19) is circa 1820s. The farmhouse is being restored to its original condition and serves as a museum of the town’s agricultural history, a place for educational programs and to celebrate the importance of local farming to the community. The restored barn features displays of agricultural artifacts and will also be open during the home tour.

Kurt’s loft apartment at 67 Main St. in the historic downtown business district is located on the third floor of the old Masonic Lodge building. The loft includes 2,000 sq. ft. of living space, 16-ft. tin ceilings, a new kitchen, tile and hardwood floors and hardwood moldings and doors.

“Money raised goes towards equipment for Lakeside Hospital,” May says. Funds from this year’s home tour will be used towards the purchase of a digital mammography machine, she says.

Tickets are $12 each and are available at Dunn’s Furniture, the Sweden, Clarkson and Hamlin Town Halls, Danielle Windus-Cook Properties, Country Treasures and the gift shop at Lakeside Hospital.

Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at the homes on the tour, May says.