2018 Spring Homes Tour and Luncheon

From the stunning new backyard project and architectural delight of the Kishimoto home to the continuing massive restoration project of the Brooks’ 1905 Victorian home, the 2018 Spring Homes Tour promises an illuminating and fun-filled day for its guests!

This biennial CCDC fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 from 11:00 to 4:30. Once again lunch is included in the $25 ticket price and will be served from 11:00-2:00 at Occasions at Wedgefield.

We are thrilled to feature five distinctive residences and are grateful to these owners for sharing their homes with us:

Gerry Dukes especially enjoys the screened porch and patio in her charming “Classic Charleston” frame home in the cozy neighborhood of Village Walk. Equally charming, but with a totally different feel, is Gerrie and Leroy Adams’ spacious “English Country style” home in Clarendon Hall. Visit Nancy Gordon’s beautifully appointed single-story “Village Home” to get a feel for the close-knit, multi-generational community of Patrick Square. On a strikingly different note is Toshiko and Yuji Kishimotos’ home designed by owner/architect, Yuji, in Creekside at Clemson. (Be sure to walk at least part way down to the lake on the recently completed backyard wooden walkway!) In total contrast is the astonishing, on-going renovation of the huge 1905 Victorian home of Katherine and Tripp Brooks in Central. (Owners will share some “before and after” stories and photos.)

We know that many people have been curious, so as a bonus, tour guests have been invited to visit the newly completed Professor J.J. Porter Bed & Breakfast on Issaqueena Trail. Part of Regina Porter’s mission is to foster community involvement by welcoming musicians and artists of all types into her B & B home.

So spread the word, save the date, gather a carload of friends, and get your tickets! Carpooling is encouraged and the homeowners especially appreciate having tour guests park as efficiently and considerately as they can.

Because every dollar goes into the CCDC scholarship fund to provide a top-notch, affordable pre-school education for those who need it, we tremendously appreciate the support of all our amazing sponsors—individuals, area businesses, and local organizations who have come forward with financial sponsorships. Many thanks to the homeowners who so graciously open their homes and to the legion of volunteers who plan and organize the event and who help on the day of the tour.

Remember, it’s all about the children…and contributing to the CCDC scholarship fund. The overwhelming research on the lifelong benefits of a positive pre-school experience brings us right back around to “a good beginning never ends.” See you May 6!

Ticket Information

Tickets $25.00 (includes lunch)

Tickets available April 1 by mail from the CCDC.  Call us at 864.654.3345 or email us at ccdc1@bellsouth.net

Tickets will be sold beginning April 1 by these area supporters:

  • Hubbard/Young Pharmacy – 402 College Avenue, Clemson, and
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Tickets will be on sale at individual homes (exact change or checks only).

All proceeds support the scholarship program at the Clemson Child Development Center.