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Geneva's Annual Christmas House Tour on December 7 & 8

Oct 26, 2018 01:18PM ● By Hannah Ott

Geneva, IL - Tour Geneva homes decorated exquisitely for the holidays at the Annual Christmas House Tour on December 7 & 8. From 10am-8pm on Friday or 10am-5pm on Saturday, take part in the tradition while you view diverse homes and creative decor from local designers. This year, the homes will be filled with unexpected treats thanks to participators. December 7 visitors are also welcome to the Christmas Walk in downtown Geneva. From 5:45-9:30pm, there are plenty of events for family and friends. Learn more about the cheerful, Christmastime tradition.

Tickets for the House Walk are available for $35 and include holiday tea. Purchase at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 South Third St., online at or pay with cash or check at any of the locations listed below. Call 630-232-6060 to pre-order over the phone. Proceeds are used to decorate Geneva for the holiday season.       

Ticket Locations

bb Interiors, 600 S. First St. – 630-262-9400

City of Geneva, 22 S. First St. – 630-232-7494

Cocoon, 212 S. Third St.  – 630-232-8340

Country Naturals, 316 Campbell St. – 630-232-1172

Heinz Brothers Greenhouse, 2010 E Main St., St. Charles – 630-377-6288

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 1308 Commons Dr. – 630-208-1484

SG Geneva/Scentimental Gardens, 428 W. State St. – 630-232-1303

The Little Traveler (gift gallery), 404 S Third St. – 630-232-4200 

Participating Homes

Recent Remodel:  Relaxing and welcoming describes this brick and cedar home built in 1988.  With the assistance of Havlicek Builders, the second owners have made it their own by opening walls and creating spaces beneficial to this large family. Decorators have created a wintery white wedding at this house. 

French Cottage Charmer: Double doors open to the surprisingly spacious French cottage style home located on a quiet cul-de-sac.  Built in 2000, the current family chose SG Geneva to decorate the interior and beautify the exterior.  The outside gardens reflect an Italian scene, while the inside combines furnishings from multiple European countries. 

Comfortable Ranch: Built in 1958, this lovely home is found on a friendly neighborhood street and just minutes from a picture postcard downtown.  The homeowners have pleasantly blended the updated additions with the original architecture, creating their own eclectic style.  Fresh windows were added, keeping with the 50s design, as well as replacing wood trim and crown molding throughout most of the house.  This three bedroom, three bath home is part of the Cherie Sansone subdivision.  Now referred to as simply Sansone, it was annexed by the city in 1946 and is one of the oldest subdivisions in Geneva.

Architectural Beauty: Built in 2017 by Havlicek Builders, this home is not only the newest home on the house tour, but the first home in Cooper Woods.  Overlooking the 3rd hole, this 2600 square foot beauty feels as if it is situated in the middle of a small village.  The views from the expansive windows are of a winter wonderland while the interior brims with fresh greens and abundance of holiday spirit.

Historic Gem: Settled amid towering trees, this 1912 Historic National Register home was built by well-known local artisan Oscar Wilson for his family of eight.  While over 100 years old, only four families have lived in this home.  In 2007, extensive renovations were done to return the Craftsman bungalow to its original grandeur.

Decorators and Contributors

Recent Remodel: Gatherings By Design (630-880-8792) and Plandscape, Inc. (630-365-2558) with contributors Cocoon (630-232-8340) and Midwest Fun Factory (630-443-6878).

French Cottage Charmer: SG Geneva/ Scentimental Gardens (630-232-1303) and Plandscape, Inc. (630-365-2558) with contributor All Chocolate Kitchen (630-232-2395).

Comfortable Ranch: bb Interiors (630-262-9400), Avant Gardenia (630-999-3030) and Neri Landscape (630-443-4722).

Architectural Beauty:  Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center (630-377-6288).

Historic Gem: The Little Traveler (630-232-4200).


Source: Laura Rush