For the fifth year my buddy, the social planner, and I got to go on our annual snoop visit of beautiful homes located in San Jacinto county. The home tour is a scholarship fundraiser for students in San Jacinto county.
Three years ago, our Farkle group started going with us. Each year is a different group of homes, usually geographically grouped. San Jacinto county is the smallest county in the great state of Texas so the location is never more than 30 minutes from our home, Star Hill. The first unofficial stop this year was a trip to the social planner’s house. We met up, toured her home and loaded up for the tour after yummy chili and chicken noodle soup.
We have such a tiny speck of a home in San Jacinto County that I tend to forget there are million dollar homes around us. I really enjoyed the tour this year. All the homes were in Cape Royale, a gated neighborhood about four miles from our near the lake house.
Stop number one- I was so excited to get started I did not get a photo of the outside. This is the only one I missed.
There were four trees in this house. I have pictures of two of them. I liked this one because it was so different.
I really liked how they used the cabinet doors in the laundry room for Christmas card display.
Even the dog got into the act.
The home owners are weekenders, like us… well not exactly like us… their home is huge. The owner has her own scrapbooking room at the house. She had some of her scrapbooks out for us to see.
I liked how they took all the dishes out of the china cabinet and put in a village.
The second home on the tour was huge. We were greeted by a gigantic flagpole turned into a light tree. Oh, and four bronze life-sized horses.
Here is the front of the house.
I really liked the burlap wreaths in all the windows. I have the pictures from inside too.
I wasn’t the only one taking photos.
What a great idea to wrap burlap around the bottom of vase.
I love the dining room here.
There is a saying up at the lake that if you are lucky enough to live by the lake, you are lucky enough. I agree.
My Christmas cactus is blooming too. I love how they decorated around their cactus.
On our way to house three we spotted these deer.
The front of house three.
I really liked this house.
The front door was beautiful.
The owners are not even weekenders. They come when the kids and grandkids can hang out. They traveled all over the world with Exxon before retiring. The owner was a CPA with the oil company. I had no idea a CPA could make this kind of money.
The owners have a view of Pine Island out their back. One day I will have to take you all there.
This JOY sign is the perfect mix of rustic and modern.
Above the kitchen vent.
I would love to have this kitchen sink. In my real-life, every day home.
I love the pool looking out on the lake.
This was the sink in the workout room bath. wow.
This fire pit looks like fun. I hope it gets used.
This was my favorite home.
Here is our group. The owner took our photo.
What a peaceful room.
I loved this vintage bedspread.
I liked the dining room. House five
You finally made it to house five. Almost done.
I really liked this home owner. They are getting ready to retire here, but still weekenders.
What a pretty table setting.
This wagon was her father’s. He used it to take the grandkids on rides. What a special way to honor him.
This is a real vintage aluminum tree. Did you grow up with this type tree?
This house is designed to hold a ton of folks.
The owner even made a gingerbread house.
Thanks for coming on the tour with us. The houses were beautiful.