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Cup O’Cheer Homes Tour 2014

Take the Cup O’Cheer Homes Tour for your chance to glimpse inside local houses beautifully decorated for Christmas, all while supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks.

By Erin Gregory | Photos by Steve Pearcy, Brandon Alms, courtesy Ronald McDonald House, by Architectural Imageworks, LLC

Nov 2014

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The Cup O’Cheer Homes Tour, always held the Friday before Thanksgiving, is a holiday homes tour that peeks inside five beautiful and unique homes decorated for the holidays. In its 19th year now, the tour features an open house format, and proceeds from the event benefit our local Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks. A recommended route is provided, but guests can choose when to visit each house according to their personal schedule. Not only can guests enjoy the creativity and ideas of each homeowner, they can take part in a holiday tea and an auction at the Ronald McDonald House near Cox South, which also features elegant desserts. 

The first 1,200 to purchase tickets for this year’s home tour receive a commemorative teacup and saucer designed by BridgeBlue Sourcing Partners and Obelisk Home.

â–²Misty River

Owner
Greg & Tori Kubik

Home décor by
Greg & Tori Kubik and Brandi Bailey, Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative

Christmas décor by
Tori Kubik and Mears Floral Products, designers Judy Mears and Kim Hardin

This prairie-style home is located in the Misty River gated community overlooking the James River. Also referred to as mission style, the 6,000-square-foot interior features an open floor plan, hand-scraped floors, clean lines and many distinct characteristics.

 

Hvmboldt Mansion 

Owners
Rick & Robin Gilmore

Home décor by
Robin Gilmore

Christmas décor by
Robin Gilmore

Built in 1904, the historic Hvmboldt Mansion was acquired by Rick and Robin Gilmore in 2007. The couple has since worked to restore the home to its original grandeur. Using one-of-a-kind ornaments and vintage pieces, Robin spends a full month decorating the home for the holidays.

 

Hickory Hills Estates

Owner
Kathy Pozniak

Home décor by
Blaine Johnson, Chicago

Christmas décor by
Ron Johnson, The Thicket

This contemporary home rests in the Hickory Hills Estates development. Dark walnut floors and cabinetry, stainless steel railings and a vast collection of art pieces from faraway places like Austria, Thailand, Mexico and India define the Pozniak home’s interior.

 

Ronald McDonald House near Cox South

Christmas décor by
Dillard’s Department Store, Obelisk Home, Gamble’s Gift Gallery, the Flower Merchant, Ellecor Designs & Gifts, Interior Fashions, Jellybeans and Mears Floral Products

The Ronald McDonald House near Cox South celebrates 26 years of providing a home away from home for families of seriously ill and injured children and recently welcomed its 8,800th family. Guests can tour the common areas and three of the 14 bedrooms.

 

Hickory Hills Estates

Owner: Anonymous Ronald McDonald House Supporter

Home décor by
Kim Wood, Fleur Interior Architecture and Heather Cotter, Ashley Furniture Homestore

Christmas décor by
Kim Wood, Fleur Interior Architecture

Recently completed, this 10,000-square-foot modern Tuscan home features an expansive great room that opens up to an amazing outdoor living space featuring a pool, hot tub and waterfall. The home is controlled by an Apple Savant automation system, which allows the owners to easily manage the lighting, climate, audio, home theatre and other systems. The home features artwork by Peter Lik, a fine art photographer from Australia, and Vladamir Kush, a painter and sculptor from Russia.