Joy Home Tour – November 17-18, 2023
The Joy Home Tour in Guelph is a cherished annual event that combines the festive spirit of the holidays with a commitment to community support. Now in its 19th year, the Christmas Joy Home Tour is a self-guided journey through some of Guelph’s most unique and beautifully decorated homes for the holiday season. This event not only offers a glimpse into the creative and festive decorations of local homeowners but also serves as a significant fundraiser for Hope House, an organization dedicated to helping vulnerable adults, youth, and children in the community.
Participants of the Joy Home Tour have the opportunity to explore a variety of homes that showcase the talents of professional decorators, each bringing their own flair and style to the seasonal decor. From traditional to modern, each home on the tour presents a different theme and atmosphere, providing inspiration and delight to those looking to enhance their own holiday decorations.
For the first time, the Joy Home Tour will include a decor auction, allowing attendees to bid on their favorite items and displays seen within the homes. This auction adds an exciting new dimension to the tour, as it not only allows participants to take a piece of the holiday magic home with them but also contributes further to the fundraising efforts for Hope House.
Tickets for the tour can be purchased online or at select locations, with all proceeds going directly to support the services provided by Hope House. This event is made possible by the generous support of donors, sponsors, and volunteers who believe in making a real difference in the lives of those in need within the Guelph community.
The Joy Home Tour is more than just a showcase of holiday decor; it’s a celebration of community spirit, generosity, and the joy of giving back during the season of goodwill. It’s an event that has become a holiday tradition for many in Guelph, offering a festive outing that warms the heart as much as it sparks the imagination.
Stull Avenue Home
Jide Atilola at Atilola Real Estate is proud of offer up this charming home, dating back a century, which has been given a modern update thanks to a comprehensive recent renovation. On the ground floor, structural beams blend the dining space and kitchen—truly the home’s epicenter—creating an expansive and flowing area ideal for social events and lively interaction.
The essence of the home’s historic allure is maintained with sophisticated finishes. The elegance of hardwood and marble flooring is evident throughout, enhanced by the detailed and grand trim work. The transformation of the traditional front porch into a welcoming foyer is marked by the rustic beauty of white-washed poplar and the grandeur of a high vaulted ceiling.
Despite its compact footprint, the home is a peaceful haven in the heart of the city, with every detail meticulously planned. The charming wooden back porch provides a view of the enclosed garden, a lush space with mature perennials, offering a slice of tranquility in the urban environment.
This home is a celebration of the perfect fusion between the home’s storied past, artisanal detail, and contemporary amenities, creating an unparalleled living experience downtown.
Support a wonderful cause this year and purchase your tour tickets today.