2016 Tour of Homes



 October 7th-9th
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 4:00pm


The theme, Mansions to Modern, epitomized the diversity of home styles represented on the Guild’s 38th annual Tour of Homes on October 7-9.   Last year there was rain all weekend.  This year Hurricane Matthew brought dark skies, a little rain and some gusty winds, but it did not deter visitors who wanted to enjoy the beautiful homes on the Tour.

The Patron Party was held on Tuesday evening, October 4, at the elegant home of Debra and Randy Fisher.  Luminaries lighted the stairs and patio adding a glow to their French chateau style home.  Saffon’s catering provided a bounteous array of sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and Keith Davis played his keyboard.  It was a memorable evening.

For the Tour, the crown jewel was White Oaks, the museum-like home of the President of Furman University, inspired by the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg.  Making a different visual statement was a  newer home with custom-designed stained glass.  Other new homes featured open floor plans and energy efficient components.  It was a look at the past and a peek into the future.

More than 300 volunteers working in various capacities were necessary to ensure that Tour visitors were able to enjoy the even.  Besides the loyal Guild volunteers, some volunteers were recruited from Bob Jones University, Newcomers, and the Fine Arts School.

The Guild would like to express its appreciation for the sponsors, volunteers and generous hosts who offered their homes as part of the Tour and, of course, to the many visitors!

Everyone involved had a part in supporting the wonderful Greenville Symphony Orchestra.