First Posted: 11/26/2009
This isnt the first time for Jim and Teresa Lewis to be chosen to be on the Christmas tour of homes, and it most likely wont be the last after visitors get to see her expansive 6,500 square-foot home that features an indoor pool and four fireplaces.
As guests enter the home located at 538 Montclaire Drive, they will be greeted by a life-like Santa Claus that features a beautiful pocket watch. From the foyer guests can see into the living room that is decorated with a Christmas tree and one of the four mantels with a Christmas design created by Sandra Culler of Pilot Mountain.
The pool area will be decorated with a Tar Heel Christmas tree. Lewis said she enjoys swimming in the heated pool year-round.
The study features custom built walnut paneling and shelves by Scott Rigney of Mount Airy. The mantel, walls and ceiling-to-floor paneling and shelves are also walnut. The room has a marble hearth and antique crystal and the silver chandelier is a family heirloom from Charleston, S.C.
The butlers pantry also has a similar chandelier.
The three-bedroom, six-bathroom house has something to see around every corner.
The front guest bedroom is all decked out with custom bedding and drapes by The Drapery House and Angie Hooker and Shirley Meredith.
Lewis said the dining room is the favorite room for family and friends to share holiday meals.
Parking attendants will be available the day of the tour on Dec. 5 and 6. Lewis said she wants to leave the circular drive open for elderly visitors, others can park in the lot adjacent to the home.
Tickets for the event are $10 and the tour is self-guided. Tickets are available at the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce, at the Gertrude Smith House, by calling Betty Wright at 786-4512, or at the individuals homes on the days of the tours.
Contact Mondee Tilley at [email protected] or at 719-1930.