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40th Annual Zonta Homewalk

40th Annual Zonta Homewalk

The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio is proud to collaborate with the Zonta Club of Midland to bring you the 40th Annual Zonta Homewalk. For several years now, Zonta incorporates Mid-Century Modern Structures in their wonderful holiday homewalk making this uniquely Midland!

Please join us as we celebrate great architecture, both old and new and support the incredible programs of Zonta.

The Zonta Club of Midland is pleased to announce that the Zonta Homewalk will be held in December with in-person and virtual tour options. One ticket provides access to both!

In person tours December 4th & 5th 1 – 5 P.M.
Virtual tours December 4th – 31st
Tickets $20/$25 the day of the walk

Click here to reserve your Zonta Homewalk tickets. Pickup the day of the event at the Primrose Midland rest stop.

The 40th Homewalk celebration includes five spectacular area homes including one that was featured in the very first tour. The 2021 event has the flexibility of in-person and virtual tours so that everyone can participate. Zonta is partnering with Tridge Media Productions for the home videos which will include home information and history that may not be available during the in-person tours. The virtual tours will be great as a standalone view as well as a supplement for those who visit the homes.

The very popular Holiday Auction will return this year as part of Homewalk weekend. The auction will open in late November and close on December 5th. Many items will be available for viewing at the rest stop of the tour at Primrose Midland.

For in person tours take your email receipt to the Rest Stop at Primrose Midland December 4th & 5th 1 – 5 P.M. to pick up your ticket. The email receipt will provide your link and password for the virtual tours.

For the health of all of our homeowners, volunteers, and guests masks will be required in all homes and at the rest stop when not eating or drinking.

Featured Homes

Folded into the wooded wonderland of Orchard Drive, the Heber Ashmun House is a Mid-Century Modern masterwork by one of Midland’s premier architects, Jackson B. Hallett. A pallet of exceptional building materials; Onaway Stone, Philippine Mahogany, Vertical Grain Fir, and Redwood, highlight the remarkable built-in furniture, detailing and craftmanship throughout the home. The living room, raised a few steps above the main level, anchors the house and is flanked by a flagstoned gallery connecting north and south wings. It’s composition of materials, stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling set stage of beauty and design throughout. The north wing features three bedrooms including a master bedroom with adjoining dressing room and bath. Built-in furniture and large-scale windows create function and beauty in every space. At the south wing, the kitchen is adjacent to both informal and formal dining areas as well as a screened porch for your immersion into the natural surroundings.
Decor by Village Green Flowers and Gifts.
Presented by the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio The MacCallum home is a showcase of Alden B. Dow’s mastery of design, privacy and use of space. A sense of warmth and security is achieved throughout although you are never without a connection to the natural surroundings. The compression of the entry is at once transitioned into the light-filled and angled ceiling of main living space. Exquisitely designed and crafted floor-to-ceiling windows detailed with square red glass at the top, bathe the space in warm, dynamic light. Louisiana Red Cypress detailing cohesively blends spaces together and adds richness throughout. Early use of glass block adds to the natural lighting of spaces while retaining privacy. A staircase leading up to the master suite is deceptively woven into the central fireplace and hearth area complete with beautifully built-in shelving. The suite, perched atop the bedroom wing, takes full advantage of the two-story screen porch that is also accessible on the main level. Decor by Smith’s Flowers & Gifts.
Upon return to his native Midland from dual job transfers, a love for Mid-Century Modern led this homeowner to purchase a second prime example. Designed by architect Glenn (Red) Beach, A.I.A., this three-bedroom, bi-level block home is private from the street, with repeating bands of light-catching windows placed near the roofline. Yet, venturing in, you are immersed in nature by windows that stretch, uninterrupted, across both levels of the park-facing rear of the house. Period-perfect colors and comfortable furnishings create a warm and welcoming environment, with many of Bill’s recent ‘finds’ coming from the Midland Furniture Garage, whose added touches of holiday décor will delight you. A vintage feeling is enhanced by artwork, fabrics and geometric patterns created by the building materials. Designed for entertaining with one space flowing into the next, this home is an oasis away from the world, happy with light and hospitality. Interior Holiday Decor and Outdoor Wreath by Midland Furniture Garage; Exterior Holiday Planters by Kathy Frost, Reder Landscaping.
It Takes A Village! This 2800 sq. ft. rustic contemporary-style home in the perfect rural setting of Woodland Estates, was built in 1980 by the partnership of Russell and Phillips. Its two-story Great Room, with soaring 10 ft. windows, centers around a Tennessee Quarry Stone fireplace — the perfect backdrop for the family’s remarkable Department 56 Dickens’ Village display. Lovingly collected since 1984 when John surprised Kay with the very first building, today you’ll view some 200 buildings (including all but 2 structures manufactured from 1984-2000), 400 figurines and accessories, and over 1000 trees and bushes. It’s a breathtaking sight (and don’t miss the Village Train choo-chooing in and out of its tunnel…a child’s delight!) The remainder of this gracious home is equally enchanting, holiday-perfect with a unique collection of snowmen displayed in the airy (white-washed, grey/green granite counter-topped) kitchen.
Decor by the Homeowners. Florals by Sandy’s Design Studio LLC.
Find yourself transported back in time as you explore this welcoming family home nestled in Midland’s Woodland Estates. An eclectic array of 1960s decorations will have you nostalgic for Christmas of a bygone era. The artfully curated collection boasts silver trees, vintage seasonal advertisements, authentic German Hummel figurines, spirit-filled Nativity scenes and an unusual Santa or two. Take your time enjoying three expansive floors of holiday cheer as you recall Christmas parties filled with colorful jell-o molds and revelers doing the Twist. And before you leave, make sure to walk the sprawling grounds so you can spot the rare Christmas unicorn and other surprises.
Decor by the Homeowners. Poinsettias provided by Smith’s Flowers & Gifts.
Primrose Midland – 5600 Waldo Avenue
Will Call Ticket Pickup Location
Stop in at Primrose Midland for a break during the Homewalk. Executive Chef Gage Graham has created an array of homemade hors d’oeuvres and desserts to tempt your palate. Primrose, Midland’s premier retirement community offers independent Villa townhomes, one and two bedroom apartments in licensed assisted living and spacious private studios with specialized care for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. Add outstanding amenities, a movie theater, pub, fitness center and on site therapy to our beautiful campus, personalized care and an extensive calendar of outings and activities and you’ll discover why our residents say “This is Living!”

View many of the Holiday Auction items donated by our local businesses, artists, florists and decorators and place your bids online at www.zontaclubofmidland.org.

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