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April 10, 2013

2013 Share Club of Homes Tour

Annual fundraiser for Hospice of Cullman County


Cullman Regional Medical Center and Share Club of Cullman

CULLMAN — The spring tour will be from 1 to 5 p.m. April 28, and will feature homes with a variety of architectural styles and interior designs. Tickets may be purchased for $15/advance from Share Club Members, The Added Touch at Cullman Cabinet, From the Heart, J Drake Salon, Finders Keepers and Hospice of Cullman County. 

The non-refundable tickets will be available at each tour home the day of the tour. Proceeds from the tour benefit Hospice of Cullman County. For more information, contact Hospice of Cullman County at 256-739-5185.

The home of Ronnie and Nikki Carter: 214 Hoeppner Lane, Cullman 35055. Built in 1978, the 1,100 square-foot front duplex has been completely renovated and is a beautiful example of downsizing while still living in luxury. The Carters bought this property after their home was damaged in the tornado of 2011. The peaceful and serene colors used in decorating this space offer unique simplicity with an emphasis on great comfort. In the near future, the Carters plan to renovate the other side of the duplex.

Home of Lee and Ginger Powell: 413 2nd Ave. SE, Cullman 35055. Originally built around the turn of the century, the Powell loft was destroyed April 27, 2011, and rebuilt during 2012. Though not verified, it is believed to have been a hotel at one time. In the 1920s, it was the bottling company for Royal Crown/Nehi. Several signs and a substantial amount of brick from the original building were saved. During the reconstruction, a back deck, front balcony, and garage were added, but in appreciation of the history of the structure, the rest of the area and the majority of the upstairs design is similar to the original.

Home of Richard and Melissa Robinson: 686 County Road 1174, Cullman 35057. The Robinsons designed and built their 4,950 square foot home on four acres in 2012. The eat-in kitchen looks onto a wrap-around porch with a built-in grill. This space is great for entertaining. On the main floor is the living room, master bedroom suite, laundry, additional bath, and three-car garage. The second floor has two bedrooms with a jack-n-jill bath. In the basement is a bedroom, two baths, and the media/game room opening to an outside porch. Though located close to town and major highways, this home is quiet and peaceful.

Home of Keith and Connie Sandlin: 181 County Road 1539, Cullman 35058. The house that became home to the Sandlins in July 2012 was built in the French Provincial style in 2004 on four acres in the Magic Farms neighborhood. The Sandlins have done all the painting in their home. They used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to showcase the cabinetry, doors, trim and furniture. Many designer treatments are throughout the home: Window, personal artwork, barn doors, and an eclectic mix of furnishings. Great for summer and early fall entertaining is a pool with a covered area.

Home of Jimmy and Jackie Walker: 20 County Road 1451, Cullman 35058. The home built in 2000, and occupied by the Walkers in 2002, is evidence of their love of family, friends and Cullman. The Southern home is decorated with an electic mix of new and vintage pieces collected from local estates. Artwork throughout the home is from many area artists and family: Dot Graf, Verla Muse, Pam Willingham, Jimmy and Jackie, the kids and grandkids, and Jean Wood. Special collections are everywhere ranging from boyhood arrowheads to rolling pins to yellow ware bowls. Jackie, whose German heritage causes her to save, repurpose, and reuse, does all the decorating. She even has her own recipe for chalk paint.

Home of Jimmy and Amy Drake: 135 County Road 1469, Cullman 35058. This striking home was found in the Pattillo Subdivision. This 7,500 square foot Stephen Fuller design was built in 1994 by Dr. and Mrs. Mike Patton. Be sure to look for the beautiful chandelier from the estate of Evelyn Burrow found in the formal dining room. The spacious rooms and floor plans are perfect for entertaining, enjoying the family, and giving the children plenty of room to learn and play. Tornado damage from 2011 has been repaired. You will enjoy viewing all the rooms in this Southern jewel of a home.