Myrtle Beach Art Museum Home Tour Features Historic to Ultramodern

Six unique Myrtle Beach homes in styles ranging from traditional, even historic, to ultramodern will open their doors on Saturday, March 8, 2014, for the 14th Annual Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Spring Tour of Homes. Tour hours are from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tickets for the event are $40 in advance, $45 the day of the tour. A buffet luncheon at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club accompanies the tour. Tickets for the luncheon, served from 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. are $17 per person (for Tour ticketholders only.) Reservations, suggested but not required, can be made through the Art Museum, 843-238-2510.unnamed Besides displaying lots of eye-popping design details - some of which are sure to provide inspiration for visitors' own homes - the tour serves as the Art Museum's major fundraiser. This year's tour includes: The Belk Home, North Ocean Boulevard: This newly remodeled 1960s beach house boasts a spacious, open kitchen/eating room done in cheery Delft blue and white, pecky cypress walls and ceilings restored to their glossy original condition and a screened porch and deck with ocean views that go on forever. Don't miss the unique free-form outdoor pool and the two teen-friendly guestrooms below the main level. The Gantt Home, Cipriana Park: One of the special features of this home is its location: right next door to the owner's twin sister! (See Trio Home, below.) Just over a year old, this compact, contemporary home is light and airy, decorated in mostly white and gold tones and accented with an eclectic assortment of mirrors. Don't miss the homeowner's collection of black-and-white art prints, taken from a 1948 artist's portfolio, scattered throughout the home. The King Home, Pine Lakes: Originally a 1920s guest cottage for VIP visitors to the nearby Pine Lakes Golf Club, the home was expanded and remodeled in the late 1990s and is now a comfy mix of modern and traditional styles. Interesting nooks and crannies are everywhere - like its six bathrooms - along with whimsical decorating touches, like the two pumpkin-shaped light sconces suspended from bronze alligators' jaws in the masculine den. We know you won't miss the inviting rear courtyard with fountain and lots of lush plantings. The Lee Home, Grande Dunes: This spacious (over 3,000 square feet) Italian Mediterranean home is loaded with opulent touches, from the Carrera marble and hardwood floors to the custom coffered ceilings. A recent addition created the spacious master suite and screened porch; but don't miss the delightful sunset-hued guest room with sunny yellow and green hand-painted bamboo furnishings. The Skelley Home, North Ocean Boulevard: Space, high-tech style and luxury abound in this four-bedroom, newly-built custom home at the ocean's edge. Note the oversized custom windows, warm-toned walnut floors, aluminum-cable stair railings, commercial kitchen appliances and chrome and stainless-steel fixtures. A spacious first-floor master suite features twin walk-in closets, a man-sized walk-in shower and free-standing tub. Upstairs are three more bedrooms plus a huge entertainment room with full-size pool table. A large outdoor deck features an infinity pool and spa. The Trio Home, Cipriana Park: You'll think you've been transported to Florida as you're surrounded by tropical colors and prints - particularly in the sunny, turquoise-hued "Florida room." A custom frosted-glass front door helps bring in the sunshine throughout. A fun, eclectic collection of furnishings - many of them salvaged from "junk stores" and refinished by the owner - adds to the feeling of a year-round vacation home.unnamed (2) Presenting Sponsor for the event is Sparks Toyota; Patron Sponsors are State Farm/Bobby Kelly, Agent, and B. Graham Interiors; Supporting Sponsors are House Parts, Hucks & Washington Furniture, Starwood Landscaping and Swift Services Heating & Cooling; and Media Sponsors are EASY 105.9, The Sun News and WBTW News 13.unnamed (1) Tickets are available by calling the Art Museum, 843-238-2510, and at locations around the Grand Strand. When: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sat., March 8; luncheon, 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. person (for Tour ticketholders only) How Much: Tour, $40 in advance, $45 day of tour; luncheon, $17 per person Ticket Locations: From the Art Museum, 843-238-2510, and at these locations: Myrtle Beach: Four Seasons Interiors, 7730 N. Kings Highway Knotting Hill Interiors, 7753 N. Kings Highway Pink Cabana, 5900 N. Kings Highway Studio 77, 5001 N. Kings Highway Calabash: Sunset River Market Place, 10283 Beach Dr. Carolina Forest: Sparks Toyota, 4855 Highway 501 West Conway: Bodega, 301 Main St. Hucks & Washington Furniture, 1506 Main St. North Myrtle Beach: Hope Taylor & Company, 312 Main St. Pawleys Island: Cheryl Newby Gallery, The Shops at Oak Lea

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