Come tour an exceptional array of beautiful homes each uniquely decorated for the holiday season. This home tour celebrates not only the interior design and architecture of the houses but the individual styles of holiday decor of the homeowners.
Tickets $15 available at the Arts Council, 704-484-2787 and online.
A delicious lunch will be available for $5 at the Arts Center from 11:30-1pm during the Home Tour.
*The tour begins at 10am at the home of your choice.
Home Tour ticket $15
Holiday Happy Hour/Holiday Home Tour Combo Ticket $20
2018 Homes


1. Cline & Kathryn Hamrick

2504 Rockford Road, Shelby (Boiling Springs for GPS)

In 2000, we visited and fell in love with the Brookgreen Cottage, a Southern Living home, and built it on our farm. The appeal of the 2-story brick home is its unique and beautiful architectural design – with a steeply pitched roof and gabled peaks, board-and-batten siding, and a matching garage linked to the house by a covered breezeway. Inside, Kathryn copied the work of the home’s designer, so the home is almost a replica of the original Brookgreen Cottage…With one significant exception: We turned the screened back porch into a den that overlooks the woods and pasture and provides significant space for living and entertaining. Our home is colorfully decorated for Christmas with treasured decorations of a lifetime. We welcome you to our home!


2. Lynn & Mark Carter

1335 E. Marion Street, Shelby

Although our home was completed in 1991, the family who built the home insisted that it be built in the old style. In keeping with this area’s textile heritage, the heart pine floors throughout were planed from beams salvaged from old mills in South Carolina. The 10-foot ceilings are accented by custom moldings, each comprised of multiple pieces of wood. Butcher block countertops and a rocking chair front porch add to the traditional feel. Trees, greenery, nativity scenes and our collection of Santa's will fill our home for the holidays. Please join us as we celebrate our first Christmas in our new home.




3. Laura & Donald Eslick

1351 E. Marion Street, Shelby

The Anthony/Eslick home is an Elizabethan style built in the

1920s by Laura’s great, great aunt and uncle- Everett

and Elizabeth Houser. Our home has a lot of interesting

details that you do not find in homes these days. This iconic

home is one that most people living in Cleveland county

have driven by every day. Come see it all dressed and ready

for Christmas!

For homes #2 & #3 please park across the street at Cleveland

Country Club. A shuttle will take you to home #2.




4. Kendalyn & Newton Craver

156 Appian Way, Shelby

Season's Greetings! We are excited to welcome you to our home built in the mid 1990’s in the beautiful, wooded Fairview Farms community. As the third homeowners we spent the past year making the home our own. Renovations were completed throughout the home including all the upstairs baths and the back yard pool was reconfigured. A playroom was added over the garage and landscaping was completely redone this fall. We were blessed that the house had a beautiful kitchen and master bathroom that had been remodeled by the previous homeowners, Sheila and Byron Hendrick, featuring custom work by Chuck Bryson. Many furnishing were chosen specifically to complement our style and we were able to incorporate some family antiques from the home of Minnie Eddins and George Carpenter, Newton’s great aunt and uncle. Mary Mac Lawrence oversaw the entire interior design project. Elaine Falls dressed it all up with festive holiday décor. We have fallen in love with our home and hope you will as well.


5. Kendra & Steve Brooks

111 E. Debbie Drive, Shelby

Built in 1978, The Brooks cottage on the cove is one of Moss Lake's unassuming original properties. The features and ambiance of our home have grown and changed along with our family over our almost 20 years of ownership. Two generations of children and our countless friends, family, and neighbors have created a cherished sense of tradition that we celebrate with particular enthusiasm during the Holiday Season. From the curtains made by Mamaw, to Mom's carefully curated Christopher Radko ornament collection, we hope that you will enjoy sharing in our family Christmas and home.


111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150   -   Phone: 704-484-2787   -   Email: