CRAFTSMAN STYLE ARCHITECTURE TOUR WILL FEATURE 10 HOMES AND BEAUFORT TRAIN DEPOT
BEAUFORT, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2019) – Enjoy the cooler weather and spice up your fall season on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Craftsman Style Architecture Tour featuring 10 beautiful Beaufort homes and the historic Train Depot.
The tour, a first of its kind event from the Beaufort Woman’s Club, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the historic downtown area and nearby Highland Park neighborhood. Tickets are $20 for adults ($25 after Oct. 19) and $10 for students. Ticketholders can visit eight home interiors and two additional front porches to learn about the history of the homes and what makes them uniquely Craftsman:
701 Ann Street – This circa 1935 brick bungalow has many of the original features from its 1930s construction. See how the owners’ renovations blend with the original Craftsman features for today’s modern living.
708 Ann Street – This circa 1936 home was built based on Standard Home Company plan #148, “The Glendale.” From its sweeping front porch to the architectural features inside, see what makes this bungalow a true Craftsman gem.
715 Ann Street – This circa 1923 bungalow has a wide porch, overhanging eaves and many other Craftsman features. It’s been stunningly renovated in keeping with 1920s charm.
210 Marsh Street – This Craftsman style home has features similar to the Sears “Sunlight” bungalow. It was built in 1920, moved to its current location in the 1950s, and lovingly restored and updated in keeping with Craftsman charm.
105 Live Oak Street – This Craftsman home was known as the “The Sunshine” bungalow. A longtime resident once told the homeowner that she remembered the home’s components, including cedar siding, bricks and mortar, being delivered by flatbed truck in 1927.
907 Ann Street – The Sears “Avondale” was built in 1915. It is exquisitely Craftsman with an expansive front porch, built-ins and stained glass windows. Ticketholders can enjoy cider and home-baked cookies on the porch while learning about the special Craftsman features of this mail order home.
109 Gordon Street – Ticketholders can also enjoy cider and cookies on the sweeping front porch of this 1923 American Foursquare while learning why this boxy style became so popular in the early part of the 20th century.
817 Front Street – Enjoy seeing gorgeous Craftsman style furniture made from reclaimed wood at this tour stop. The circa 1777 home at this location has a modern Craftsman style addition filled with furniture and stained glass that the homeowner made in his workshop.
105 3rd Street – While the “Coho Cottage” was only built in 2014, there is everything Craftsman about this cozy home – from the architectural details and exterior paint color to its interior furnishings.
1108 Live Oak Street – Built between 1924 and 1926 in the emerging Highland Park neighborhood, this colorful bungalow has been carefully brought back to life conserving its original features and bringing it into the 21st century.
614 Broad Street – The 1907 Train Depot is a historic reminder of when the trains came to Beaufort bringing visitors and delivering goods. In fact, the kits for many of Beaufort’s early Craftsman homes arrived here by train. The tour ticket price includes a free tour of the depot and its exhibits. Also at the depot, preservation enthusiast and Craftsman homeowner, Dr. Dan Krautheim, will present at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the architecture and history of Beaufort’s Craftsman style homes.
Craftsman Style Architecture Tour tickets are on sale now at www.BeaufortWomansClub.com and at Beaufort Ace Home Center and The MirIAM Treasures in Morehead City.
About the Beaufort Woman’s Club
The Beaufort Woman’s Club raised more than $16,000 for the community last year through calendar sales, flag sales, advertising sales, membership dues, and special events. Founded in 1921, the mission of the club is to make a positive difference in the community by supporting preservation, revitalization, education and the economically depressed. The club has more than 100 active members and is open to all without discrimination, encouraging relationships, fellowship, growth, leadership and a commitment to community.