Christmas Home Tour – Modern Living in a 100 year Old Home

Can you believe that it is Christmas week?  I can’t!  It seems like it was just Thanksgiving and now we are just days away from Christmas.  I’ve got a real treat for you today.  Last week I shared four homes that were part of the Waynesboro, VA Christmas Homes Tour and today I’m sharing the fifth home.

Get a cup of coffee, hot tea, or hot chocolate and be prepared to enjoy this 100 year old home.

 

Christmas Home Tour  Modern Living in a 100 Year Old Home  This home retains its charm while being completely livable for a family with two young boys.

This home was built in 1915 and is just a few streets down from Mama’s 1912 Walnut Avenue home.  Kenneth and Keri Wilfong have lived in the home since 2008 but it has been in Keri’s family since the 1960’s.

 

 

Christmas Home Tour  Modern Living in a 100 Year Old Home  This home retains its charm while being completely livable for a family with two young boys.

The Wilfongs have worked hard to modernize the home while being careful to preserve its historic charm.  The home has beautiful millwork, original pine flooring, operating pocket doors, and a tin roof.

 

 

Waynesboro Virginia Christmas Home Tour 2015 - Wilfong House I toured the home with my friend Megan, my cousin, aunt, and my mother.  We loved the house the second that we entered it.  Keri, the home owner, was in her kitchen to chat with guests and to answer questions.  When Megan and I left the house, we both commented, almost at the same time, that Keri should be a blogger because her house is so well done.  We went back inside to tell her how much we enjoyed seeing her house and to suggest that she start a blog.  During that conversation we learned that my mom was Keri’s 9th grade math teacher which led to another trip inside the house so that Mama and Keri could chat.

Keri graciously allowed me to use her pictures to write this blog post.

 

 

Christmas Home Tour  Modern Living in a 100 Year Old Home  This home retains its charm while being completely livable for a family with two young boys.

A wreath on the gate welcomes visitors.

 

 

Fresh greenery looks pretty in a watering can as Christmas decor on a porch.The porch is decorated for Christmas as well as the house.  Christmas greens look festive in an antique watering can.

 

 

 

A chippy table and chairs on a porch looks festive for Christmas with a wreath and lantern. A chippy table and chairs are on the porch corner.  I can picture this family enjoying meals out here in warm weather.

 

Inviting Christmas Wreath I love the half glass front door.

 

 

Christmas Home Tour  Modern Living in a 100 Year Old Home  This home retains its charm while being completely livable for a family with two young boys. The foyer is large enough for a tree.  Don’t you love the train around the tree base?  My dad used to do that with his boyhood train.

 

Christmas Home Tour  Modern Living in a 100 Year Old Home  This home retains its charm while being completely livable for a family with two young boys. A backpack and key drop are conveniently located on the bottom of the stairs.

 

Christmas Home Tour  Modern Living in a 100 Year Old Home  This home retains its charm while being completely livable for a family with two young boys. This view of the foyer shows you just how large it is.

 

Christmas Home Tour  Modern Living in a 100 Year Old Home  This home retains its charm while being completely livable for a family with two young boys.

To the left of the foyer is the family room.  Doesn’t this look like a comfortable space to spend time with family?

 

Store children's games in a vintage cabinet.  I loved this attractive way to store games and puzzles.

 

Farmhouse style dining room decorated for Christmas. In the rear of the house is the dining room and kitchen.  Would you look at those pretty floors?

 

Farmhouse Style Dining Room Decorated for Christmas.

This piece looks old but it is new,  purchased it at Greenfront in Farmville, VA.

 

 

Farmhouse Style Dining Room Decorated for Christmas.

It looks like the tree is hiding a doorway that leads to the family room.  Mama’s house is also a four over four and is set up similarly.

 

Ironstone and Vintage Santas

Ironstone, vintage Santas, and a Frosty the Snowman adorn one of the shelves in the red cabinet.

 

 

Farmhouse Style Dining Room Decorated for Christmas

I loved the iron wheel on the wall in the dining room.  After seeing it, I’ve asked Mama for a wooden one that she has so that I can display it at the lake.

 

Farmhouse Style Dining Room Decorated for Christmas Farmhouse Style Dining Room Decorated for Christmas

I looked and looked at all of the detail Keri added to her decor.

 

 

Farmhouse Kitchen in a 100 Year Old Home

While small, the kitchen has a very efficient lay out.  I’ll bet that Keri’s boys spend a lot of time sitting at the bar while their mom cooks.

 

New York Yankees Themed Child's Bedroom

A New York Yankees themed bedroom is perfect for a young boy.  Do you see the stars on the ceiling?

 

 

Dr. Seuss Themed Child's Room

Dr. Seuss Themed Child's Room

The other son has a Dr. Seuss themed room.

 

 

Bathroom Makeover in a 100 Year Old Home A completely modern bathroom is between the two boys’ rooms.  You’d never know that the home is 100 years old to see this room, would you?

 

Elegant Master Bedroom in a 100 Year old Home Elegant Master BedroomIsn’t this a pretty master bedroom?  Sigh!

 

Christmas Home Tour  Modern Living in a 100 Year Old Home  This home retains its charm while being completely livable for a family with two young boys. Thanks so much to the Wilfongs for allowing me to share your home.  It’s lovely and I truly enjoyed touring it.

Comments

  1. What a beautiful home! She has great style! Thanks so much for the tour!

    ~Abby =)

  2. I’m in love! What a fabulous home on the outside and inside. I love those windows and the home decor are breathtaking

  3. What a gorgeous home! I especially love the foyer. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. What a fabulous, festive home! Thanks for the tour Paula! Merry Christmas
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  5. A magical Christmas home! Love all the wreaths! Thanks for sharing a peek inside Paula. Have a wonderful holiday.
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  6. Such a beautiful home! Filled with so many wonderful ideas and inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing.
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  7. Yay! I am so glad you did a whole post on this house! I noticed it was missing from your earlier post about the tour. It is definitely my favorite for sure!! That dining room…..:)
    Megan recently posted…My Empowering Power WalksMy Profile

  8. Wow! What a beautiful home! It’s so full of charm and character and I love how it has been decorated for the holiday season! Thanks so much for sharing!
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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful home. It is stylish and trendy without being over the top.
    Keri has exquisite taste.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Meegan recently posted…Christmas Home TourMy Profile

  10. The home was renovated beautifully! The holiday decorations take it over the top! She has such an eye for design!
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  11. What a dreamy home! I love all of the character in the moldings and details that come in older homes. And the way she has it decorated is perfect. Just my style!
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  12. Beautiful home! Thanks for sharing.
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  13. Wow what an absolutely charming home! Beautiful inside and out, and so nice of the owner to let us all in to take a peek! XO
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  14. Just gorgeous! I agree that Keri should start a blog, and I would be one of her first fans! 🙂 I think the master bedroom is my favorite, but I love it all.
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  15. Oh, wow! What a beautiful home!! Jack and I bought an American Foursquare many years ago. . . but we were too young and too broke to fix it up, so we ended up having to sell it. Seeing this home restored to such loveliness makes me glad that people do in fact restore homes like this–they’re worth restoring! Absolutely lovely. Thank you so much to your new friend for allowing us to peek inside her gorgeous home!
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  16. Gorgeous home and so warm and inviting. I can see why you went in three times. My favorite room in the house is the dining room, hands down. I could see it being a room where guests linger for hours after breaking bread. Very nice!
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas Paula!
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  17. Oh my gosh, it’s stunning!! I love every single inch of it!!!
    Beautiful decorating, beautiful home, I’m so glad you shared!
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  18. What a gorgeous home and so welcoming in every way! Thank you for sharing with us, Paula. 🙂
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  19. Such a pretty home and I love the family history! Just beautiful!!
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  20. Beautiful home I love that wheel on the wall too. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party, we loved seeing it. Merry Christmas!
    Christine recently posted…Dining Room Decorated for ChristmasMy Profile

  21. Wow, I don’t know what I loved the most. The greenery, the wagon wheel with the greenery or the floors. Great post. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
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  22. You’re making me homesick (I’m temporarily living overseas)! I love southern homes

  23. Thank you for stoping by last week to share your blog and this great post.
    This week your post is being featured and has been Pinned!!! Congratulations!!!
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  24. Beautiful house! It doesn’t look like a 100 year old house. It’s so modern. I love the rooms too. Thanks for sharing this!

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