The Daviess County Magic of Christmas Home Tour is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Five beautiful homes decorated for Christmas will be available for tour.

Tickets are $8 and will be available until 8 p.m. today and Sunday at Backporch Treasures and Cato or at the door Sunday. Proceeds benefit Daviess County Habitat for Humanity.

Phil and Marilyn Knepp Home, 261 Eagle Dr., Montgomery

Decorated by Backporch Treasures

A beautifully landscaped lawn is the first thing you notice as you walk up to the Knepp home. Phil and Marilyn both take pride in the landscaping of the front and back lawns which have floral design, lighting and water features.

When walking into the foyer you see the formal dining room off to the right that has a beautiful dining room table that the Knepps use for family gatherings.

The master bedroom and bath are tastefully decorated as a large suite. It includes a walk-in tiled shower trimmed in Corian. There is also a relaxing garden tub surrounded by greenery and a double sink with Corian countertops.

An eye-catcher in the living room is the huge 7 x 11 picture window. The trim was designed by Marilyn and custom built by Phil. Two-foot corbels give the trim an elaborate touch. The tray ceiling and doorway have the same matching panels. The custom-designed fireplace has a granite hearth and inlay with cherry trim and mantle.

Walking through the breakfast nook, you get a glimpse of the backyard garden. The office has leather-look walls with stud trim. The desk is cherry with black granite tops. The cherry panels appear again in this room under all the windows.

Be sure to notice the beautiful custom painting in all the room. Dena Harmon of Custom Painting by Harmon Interiors did different techniques in each room with gorgeous results.

The kitchen is the showstopper with cherry cabinets with black granite countertops. It has crown molding with a metal grate inlay that surrounds the kitchen. The island gives Marilyn ample storage room and also provides her with a vegetable sink. Extra in the kitchen are pull-out spice racks on both sides of the stove, custom range hood, 40-inch pantry and stainless steel appliances.

Past the kitchen is a laundry room with granite counter and pull-out laundry baskets. Also on this floor is the walk-in pantry and lavender bath.

Downstairs is a great room, guest bedroom, Marilyn’s baking kitchen and a canning room. Their son Travis’ bedroom is downstairs also. His room and bathroom are both decorated with a tropical theme.

Leaving the downstairs, you go up to the backyard garden complete with a fish pond, a stream with a bridge across and seating areas for entertaining while enjoying the view of Country Oaks.

The last hour of the tour, the Knepps will be selling the decorative pieces from their home.

2007 Habitat home of Tim and Tracy Emmonsm 1331 E. VanTrees St.

Decorated by Main St. Pharmacy

The home of Tim and Tracy Emmons is the 2007 Habitat for Humanity home. It was built by volunteers for Habitat along with Tim and Tracy and their family and friends.

The living room is rag painted with red and gray and has beautiful hardwood floors that extend into the kitchen, which is also painted red. It has beautiful Aristocraft cabinets and countertops by Paul Bean. It is a streamlined kitchen built for preparing efficient and good meals for three growing boys.

The oldest son, Payton, has a two-toned room with a sports border and blue carpeting. The two younger boys, Aidan and Devin, share a Spiderman room which will appeal to every youngster on the tour. The master bedroom is bright and sunny with the yellow walls and navy blue carpeting. The bathroom is pretty and low maintenance at the same time with blue walls and hardwood floors.

The house was blessed when Paul Miller, a dedicated Habitat volunteer, brought a group of students to help with the house and they all wrote scripture on boards in each room.

The Emmons are very proud of their home and want visitors to know that they are very thankful for all the hard work that went into making a house a place they can call home.

Dan and Laura Lannan Home, 9 Green Acres

Decorated by Rudy’s

The Lannan’s home is in one of Washington’s oldest and most prominent districts. This home is loaded with character from the past with hardwood floors, beautiful trim and ambience.

The tour will take you from the foyer to the formal living room which Laura calls hers, the den, the formal dining room, the dining room and kitchen and the family room. Each room has family pieces that give the home a warm, cozy feeling. Laura has tastefully decorated each room with her style (which she says has no name, just what she likes). The color scheme on the main floor is burnt orange and sage green. She carries that out through each room with Roman shades.

The kitchen is beautifully clean and neat with white cabinets and a black granite bar that seats four. Huge columns separate the kitchen from the great room. Four large French doors lend a gorgeous view of their front lawn and the golf course. The fireplace helps keep everything cozy and comfortable while watching TV or entertaining.

Upstairs is a four bedrooms, a toy room and a TV/game room complete with massage chair. Be sure to check out the huge walk-in closet with a window on your way to the master bedroom.

The master bedroom is decorated in dark seafoam green. It give you the feeling of serenity when you walk into it. You can almost picture yourself sleeping for days in this bedroom with the antique fan gently blowing.

Luke’s room is done in red and blue and is the typical little boy’s room with toys and books galore. Abby’s room is done in dark blue. She has a black rod iron bed that looks like a princess should sleep in it.

Two things to notice as you tour this beautiful home is that all the trim in the house is painted Graham cream, and the antique light fixtures are still intact and working. This house was truly a masterpiece when it was built in 1930 and still is today.

Kelly Williams Home, 1416N SR 57

Decorated by Myers Floral and Bridal

The beauty of Kelly Williams’s home stands out from the moment you walk in the front door. The 18-foot tall ceiling with an oversized alabaster light is the first thing that catches your eye. The light fixture can be raised and lowered to the desired level Kelly wants for that day.

As you walk up the curved stairway you come to a cozy sitting area that gives you a view of the lights in town.

To the left is Alexis’ room which is every little girl’s dream room in pink, turquoise and green flowers. It has a walk-in closet and her own personal bath. To the right is Tyler’s room which is all teenage boy done in blue and black with electronic equipment everywhere and a mirage of trophies. He also has a walk-in closet and bath.

Downstairs, the master bedroom is a tranquil, tropical room with a huge four poster bed. The room has an extra deep tray ceiling and a large picture window that gives a view of the pond and woods. Kelly’s bathroom has a walk-in shower with double shower head and a beautiful garden tub with a circular window above it.

The office is a turret with six windows surrounded by triple crown molding. It also has a dodecagon tray ceiling. Music is played in each room through a sound system connected to their computer.

The quartz countertops and beautiful tile floor give the kitchen a Spanish feel. It has Amish custom built maple cabinets with glazing and hand-carved corbels. The kitchen holds an island with tier lights, stainless steel appliances and a bar for informal meals. Connected to the kitchen is a dining room with a unique chandelier made of oxidized metal. It has French doors that lead to the patio. The hot tub and Tahiti fans set the mood for relaxing evenings outside.

This beautiful home was planned and decorated by the homeowner. She collected pictures and prints of details of everything she wanted in her house before construction began. The tour of her home will leave you amazed at how beautiful a house can be through careful planning and decorating.

Ralph and Mary Smith Home, 103 E. Nat'l Hwy.

Decorated by Shannon’s Touch of Country

The home of Ralph and Mary Smith is an elaborate and well-preserved example of late 19th century Queen Anne architecture. The two and a half story house was built in 1893 and features an irregular silhouette, decorative eave brackets, ornamental fan-like brackets, whole and half wheel ornaments, rich fret work and tall paneled chimneys which exemplify the taste and ideals of the times.

When you walk in the front doors you are greeted by an impressive staircase that makes a 90-degree curve to the upstairs landing. In this foyer is the signature of the home’s first wallpaper hanger from when he papered the home in 1893. Be sure to look around and see if you can find it.

The interior of the home contains three parlor rooms, a dining room, bathroom and kitchen along with two fireplaces on the first floor. The second floor contains three bedrooms, a laundry room and bath. The extra attic space provided by the hip roof provides enough space for a small room complete with skylight. The Smiths have converted this into an upstairs laundry room.

All the rooms have the carved ornamental Eastlake style oak door, window and baseboard trim. This is the original architectural design which is still intact after 114 years.

Mary Smith has kept her decorations true to the period with antique furniture, lamps, pictures and dolls. The rugs, wallpaper and light fixtures are also true to the time. It is truly a masterpiece home and your tour of it will take you back in time.

This home has been reviewed once and is being reviewed a second time for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

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