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Sneak peak: 41st annual Preservation Resource Center holiday tour

Beautiful home galore on December 10 to 11

The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans is celebrating its 41st annual Holiday Home Tour. This year’s tour will feature eight Garden District homes dressed up for the holidays.

The home tour will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on December 10 to 11. To purchase tickets for the tour, and to find out more information, visit the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans’ website.

The holiday tour of the Garden District tour is self-guided. The Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 1329 Jackson Avenue, will serve as headquarters during touring hours.

Here is a sneak peak of six of the snazzy homes on the tour

1424 Pleasant Street - Beatriz and Warren Ball, Homeowners

1424 Pleasant Street
Photo courtesy of Sara Essex Bradley, Preservation Resource Center

The first house on the tour has beautiful parlor. Check out the room’s tall ceilings, complimented by it classy chandelier. The creme color scheme works in its favor.

1312 First Street - Lynn and Scott Brown, Homeowners

1312 First Street
Photo courtesy of Sara Essex Bradley, Preservation Resource Center

Just in time for the cool weather is a elegant sunroom. The room has a beautiful view of the private garden, and is designed to maximize natural lighting.

2520 Prytania Street - Mary Lou Christovich, Homeowners

2520 Prytania Street
Photo courtesy of Sara Essex Bradley, Preservation Resource Center

This house has a classy foyer, with a soaring ceiling and beautiful flooring. The red-and-white stairs add a pleasant holiday feel to the room’s atmosphere.

1236 First Street - Erin and Lawrence Hjersted, Homeowners

1236 First Street
Photo courtesy of Sara Essex Bradley, Preservation Resource Center

This house has a beautiful kitchen, with a simple but nicely-finished Island. The consistent white color throughout the kitchen, coupled with its dark wooden floors, creates an eye-pleasing contrast.

2912 Prytania Street - Michael W. Murphy II and Brent J. Becnel, Homeowners

2912 Prytania Street
Photo courtesy of Sara Essex Bradley, Preservation Resource Center

This home has a beautiful sitting area, with amazing contrast between its blue walls and brown, high ceiling.

1435 Second Street - Catherine Burns Tremaine

1435 Second Street
Photo courtesy of Sara Essex Bradley, Preservation Resource Center

Sometimes, the holidays can never be complete until everyone can gather for a meal. In this house, during meal time, presentation is everything. Check out the beautifully finished dining room table, which contrasts well with the yellow interior color.

About the PRC

The proceeds from the annual self-guided tour are used to to fund the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans initiative to restore, rebuild and revitalize New Orleans architecture.

Since the organizations founding in 1974, it has restored almost 1,500 properties throughout New Orleans.