You can buy tickets at the Center or at each individual house on Saturday, June 30th. Please use cash or check at the houses only.
Tickets $30 including gourmet box lunch
Our 4th House & Garden Tour offers perhaps the most eclectic group of homes we’ve presented so far.
The Bell House, oldest on the tour, is closest to Floyd Center for the Arts, off Rte. 8, east of downtown. Dating from about 1820, original building materials can be seen in several rooms. Antiques and work from many of the area’s artists and craftspeople are seen throughout the house, as are the works of both Bill and Joanne Bell.
Five Pines, on Bethlehem Church Road, is a new house built specifically as a retirement duplex and is full of ideas for universal design and sustainable living. Its concrete and foam reinforced brick make the house energy efficient. Windows on the back look across meadows toward Buffalo Mountain. Flowers and vegetables are planted in terraced areas behind the house.
Fiddlesticks Farmhouse, on Huckleberry Ridge Road, is a totally rebuilt home, dating from 1890. Beautiful grounds offer wildflowers, walking trails, and a gazebo for gazing toward Buffalo Mountain. An enormous second-floor library is often the scene of English teas and features splendid stained glass windows.
Sugar Hill Farm is reached down a long drive from Rte. 615 (Christiansburg Pike). At the end, a vision of Victorian splendor emerges: a house of many levels and materials, stained glass window transoms, balconies, quirky windows, and roofs that defy description. The interior features elaborately carved wood decorations, antique and vintage furniture, and views of the Little River.
The Flynt home, some 20 miles south of Floyd, is a modern version of an Arts and Crafts house, standing on a rise overlooking Buffalo Mountain. Many kinds of antiques, tribal rugs, rare gardening books, timber framing and mantels, blend with custom furniture, lighting and accessories. There is a beautiful view over an orchard of vintage cider apples. Many gardens surround the house.
The tour is underwritten by Union Bank and will be held, rain or shine, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, June 30, 2018. Tickets are $30 each and include a gourmet box lunch from a local caterer. For more information, please call the Center for the Arts at (540)745-2784, email email@example.com or visit www.floydartcenter.org
Brochures for the tour will be available at The Floyd Center for the Arts mid-May.