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Kick off the holiday season with the annual Rock Lake Activity Center's Holiday Tour of Homes. Enjoy a walk through of 4 beautiful homes from different eras that have been eloquently decorated by local professional designers.
Advanced Tickets are $12
Tickets Purchased the day of is $14
In 1901, Arthur Greenwood acquired a large piece of property on beautiful Rock lake. He commissioned Milwaukee architects Ferry and Clas to design a home like no other in Lake Mills. Today, this early 20th century Tudor Revival is the home of Gregory and Pamela Waters.
It’s stone foundation with stucco and cedar shingles on the second floor, give this home a commanding and elegant presence. Quarter sawn oak beams, wainscoting, columns, stair case, and pocket doors, all reflect its craftsman style interior. Original hardwood floors flow throughout the first floor. Leaded glass doors mark the entrance to the dining room, and a bank of windows flood the room with light from the other side. Updates on the second floor include generously sized bedrooms, a master bath, and second story laundry. This impressive home is truly one of a kind!
Susan Lang and Bill McDowell are the proud owners of this stately cream city brick home. Built circa 1900, it has been completely restored with tasteful modern upgrades. A large, welcoming front porch invites visitors into this lovely home. Once inside, the architecture, furnishings, and large collection of contemporary and folk art are sure to amaze!
In 1896 the Lake Mills Women’s Club and the newspaper editor began to gather support for a city library. With $500 from the city council and $5000 donated by L.D. (Lorenzo Dow) Fargo, plans for the library moved forward with a building design by architect George Ferry. The Neo-gothic Revival Style building located at 120 East Madison Street opened for service in 1902, and became the tenth freestanding public library in the state. A major renovation in 1966 added 2,800 square feet of space. A fire in 1980 caused heavy damage to the building and destroyed much of the record collection and children’s materials. The library was reopened several months after the fire. It was given a full interior renovation in 2013. Today, it stands as a downtown jewel of the city.
Tour guides will share with you the home of Jon Milles and Abby Porter. This delightful Victorian, built in the mid 1800’s has been recently restored from top to bottom. Precise historically accurate reconstruction of the front porch welcomes visitors to this updated home, with much of its vintage charm in tact. The house retains many of its original features such as stained glass windows, and ornate trim and door knobs. Updates include beautifully refinished floors, a large bright kitchen, and amazing second floor bathroom. Tour takers will love the blend of 20th century mid-century modern furniture in the this 19th century gem. This house sits on a large treed lot and is walking distance to downtown.
Contact us if you would like to be on the tour or have a house in mind!
The home of JoAnne and Mike Russot is a Folk Style house from 1929. Built as the farm manager’s house for the expansive Ferry farm, the supporting structure is made from old barn beams and peeled logs. Restoring this beautiful home has been a labor of love, as current owners have done much of the work themselves. This home is a must-see home for those inspired by the do-it-yourself movement!