The Lynchburg Historic Tour of Homes will take place this year during the Holiday Kick-Off on Nov. 17. The Tour takes place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. will feature four local homes, plus a cabin and the Moore County Old Jail Museum .
Home of David & Marie Parks • 231 Ridgecrest Lane
This 2800 sq. ft. home was designed and built in 2003 by David and Marie Parks. The Parks’ say they wanted their new home to feel comfortable, so they spent many hours researching floor plans and going to open houses until they found the perfect fit.
The home features three bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths, an office, sunroom and many porches with beautiful views. As you enter, the marble foyer floor and coffered ceiling create a grand entrance.
Besides granite counter tops and hardwood flooring, visitors will also see different types of unique moldings made on the job by local crafters with wood from the area. In the living room, a hand carved wooden face by James Wright – a local craftsman who is now deceased – hangs. The dining room features beautiful cherry furniture and a fireplace built with stones from a nearby fence that were hand-placed.
Special family treasures throughout include a hand-painted oil lamp belonging to Marie’s grandmother, and a hand-carved walking stick made by her father from one piece of cedar.
The Gordon/Moore Home • 35 Emerald Lane
Built in 2011 by Sandy Gordon and Ken Moore on a 33-acre farm, the house offers 2900 sq. ft., three bedrooms, three baths, a full basement and attached three-car garage. There are hardwood floors throughout with marble in the baths and a granite fireplace in the living area. Built-in appliances and granite counters are featured in the functional kitchen. A marble entrance, Corinthian columns and crystal chandeliers highlight the dining/living area. Views of the surrounding hills and valleys are visible from the bedrooms and the master suite overlooks the pool. There are crystal chandeliers in all the bedrooms. The basement contains a den, bedroom, office and bath. There are also ample storage rooms.
Sandy and Ken say they enjoy taking care of their goats, chickens, cows, five dogs and one part time cat. Work is continuing on the landscaping and maintaining the farm. A favorite late afternoon pastime is watching the deer feed and play in the fields. The morning sun floods the front and the setting sun highlights the back of the house.
Tickets to the Tour are $15 each and may be purchased at the Moore County Jail Museum, Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. till 3 p.m., and at the Moore County Bank. Directions to each home will be provided. Proceeds benefit the Old Jail Museum .
For more information contact: (931) 993-1791 or www.lynchburgtn.com.•