We continue our look inside some of the houses featured in this weekend’s historic home tour. When Matthew Tenhuisen and Christopher Gore bought their home in 1996, it was a dilapidated structure that had been destroyed by fire.
After years of work, it’s their labor of love. “It’s a historic house, it’s old, but its live-able. It’s not one of those houses that you go in and you feel like it’s a museum, you can’t sit in a seat or anything, our house you can just sit anywhere you want to,” Gore said.
Home tour visitors are in for a treat when they walk through this house, which was built in the 1880s. Bright colors and creative designs are everywhere you look, even high above on the 12 foot ceilings.
“It’s always funny to me to walk into a house and the ceilings always have to be white for whatever reason and I’m thinking that’s the biggest blank space you’ve got to do something and people are afraid to do anything with it,” said Matthew Tenhuisen.
Beautiful woodwork and refinished floors are found throughout the house. Tenhuisen said he’s most proud of the creative touch he and Gore have put on their home, and is excited to share it as part of the historic home tour.
The historic home tour is Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available by clicking on the Azalea Festival link.
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