Karen and Bernie Gill's home in Port Elgin was specifically designed
for their lifestyle and built three years ago by Snyder Construction.
The larger foyer opens through sliding glass doors into the open concept
main floor living, dining and kitchen area of 1,694 square feet with a
three-sided fireplace in the centre and ash hardwood flooring.
Also, on the main floor is a bath, den, master bedroom with ensuite and
a small laundry room that exits into a two-car garage. An extra feature,
is the large covered deck off the dining room and hall, while the master
bedroom opens out to the uncovered part of the same deck. The deck
itself overlooks the backyard that includes a kidney-shaped swimming
Looking forward to the future, the Gill's also had the halls and
doorways made extra wide to accommodate the possible contingency of a
On the lower level [basement] is a finished spacious entertainment area
complete with fireplace, bar, pool table and exercise area in addition
to two more bedrooms, bathroom, storage room and cold cellar. Both
fireplaces also feature custom-made maple mantles.
Featured on the Christmas Home Tour 2009, the Gill's home will be
decorated by Bayberry's on High Street in Southampton.
The Tour, a fundraiser hosted by the Saugeen Shores Chambettes and the
Tara Curling Club, will feature 11 homes throughout the area, each
uniquely decorated for the holiday season.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the tour and are available
at the following local merchants:
Mills Home Hardware-Tara
Nicholson Design-Owen Sound
Denomy's TV and Appliance-Chesley
Cathy's Flowers 'n' Treasures-Port Elgin
Bayberry's of High St-Southampton
Becker Shoes-Port Elgin
Square Deal Neil's TV & Appliance Centre-Southampton
The proceeds from the tour will go toward the Regional
Integrated-Accessible Playground to built at Jubilee Park in
Southampton, the "Let's Play Campaign" and the Tara Curling Club.
& Garden Home Tour Number
Five - Westenberg House
& Garden Home Tour House Number Four - George House
& Garden Home Tour House Number Three - Fatherby Home
& Garden Home Tour House Number Two - Ashdown House
Home & Garden Home Tour House Number
One - Watch Hill