Delta-Cardiff-Whiteford Holiday House tour moved to Sunday, Dec. 15
By Special to The Aegis
Dec 10, 2013 | 1:45 PM
The 2013 Delta-Cardiff-Whiteford Holiday House Tour, which has been rescheduled to Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1-5 p.m., will offer visitors four area houses and a historic Welsh cottage, all decorated for the holidays.
In Peach Bottom Township, Pa., the Delta Ridge dwellings of Kim and John Grubb at 92 Split Rock Drive and of the Bob Ward "Chesapeake" model at 208 Misty Hill Drive may be visited, as well as the homes of Cindy and Ben Hushon at 1122 Hollow Road and of Barbara and David Stewart at 719 Slateville Road.
Cost of the house tour is $10 per person, and profits will benefit Mason-Dixon Community Services fuel fund, as well as the restoration efforts for the Welsh cottages.
The Welsh cottage at 34 Green Road in Peach Bottom Township's Coulsontown Village represents the area's history since it was built to house an immigrant family who came to work in the Delta-area quarries in the 1800s. It has architectural features found in the industrial workers' housing of North Wales.
Located not far from the Welsh cottage is the one-story contemporary Stewart home, where tour visitors will see the couple's antique and traditional furnishings in the living room, dining room, greatroom, sunroom and kitchen.
Decorations include a formal Christmas tree, another decorated with ornaments made by Stewart children and grandchildren and a third silver tree with bubble lights. In various rooms will be villages—a Dickens one, a Santa one and an 1800s display of homes and shops.
Built in 2006 on land that was part of the original 1912 family farm, the two-story Hushon house is a country-style structure, with exterior details of the area's slate at the entrance and in landscaping.
Both floors of the home will be viewed, with Cindy Hushon's collections of snowmen, Santas and Nativity sets seen in various areas. A tall tree in the sunroom will bear ornaments collected on vacations or representing family memories, and one in the upstairs loft will be decorated with snowmen and snowflakes.
In Delta Ridge, adjacent to Delta and Cardiff, the Grubb home is a new two-story Colonial, and tour visitors will see the first-floor living room, dining room, family room, sunroom and kitchen, all of which have traditional furnishings.
Holiday decorations include a white tree with blue and green ornaments in the foyer, the family room tree in white and silver and the sunroom tree festooned all in Santas. Smaller trees are located in various areas, too.
"The Chesapeake," the development's current model, is a ranch-style structure with a second-floor option built by Bob Ward Homes of Harford County. The four-bedroom home has an open floorplan, and its location provides sweeping views of historic Delta and the valley.
The house will be decorated for the weekend tour with wreaths, garland, snowmen and angels.
For the overall tour, children younger than 12 years of age will not be admitted, and people are discouraged from wearing high-heeled or other shoes that could damage floors.