Five distinctive homes will be on display during Flossmoor Service League’s annual Spring Housewalk on Wednesday, May 20.
The Spring Housewalk, now in its 60th year, is held each year on the third Wednesday in May and features Flossmoor residences that reflect different architectural and decorating styles. A buffet luncheon will also be offered at Idlewild Country Club.
The Housewalk takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon will feature several salad selections, fresh fruit, grilled vegetables, rolls, dessert, coffee, iced tea and soda.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit south suburban charities.
House No. 1 on the tour features an addition built in 2008 with the help of local architect John Kraai and builder Tom Jankowski. The addition included two new bedrooms, full bath, kitchen renovation and outdoor kitchen.
The second house underwent an extensive renovation in 2010 when a second level was added, increasing its size from 2,000 to 4,500 square feet. The updated design highlights an exterior courtyard and rooms with transitional arches resembling a New Orleans/French Quarter style.
House No. 3 was completely remodeled in 2010 before its owners moved in. They were attracted to the floor to ceiling limestone fireplace and updated the home to reflect a more open and modern style.
House No. 4 is a Spanish-style villa was originally owned by John Carroll, founder of the Flossmoor Bank, in 1928. The current owners restored this vintage home while keeping much of the original integrity
intact, including original wooden doors and windows, chandeliers and flooring.
House No. 5 was recently built with eco-friendly materials including Thermacore panels, high efficiency windows, all LED lighting and recycled building materials. It was crafted for the current and future needs of a multi-generational family, with a suite featuring bedroom, accessible bathroom and den.
Raffle tickets for five gift baskets, each valued at more than $100, are also available. Themes for the raffle baskets are Dine Around Town, Ice Cream Social, Pampering You, Romantic Evening and American Girl Bitty Baby.
Tickets for the Housewalk and luncheon are $25 each and can be purchased at service league’s website. Interested persons can also download a form at the website and return it to Flossmoor Service League for Housewalk or luncheon tickets. Raffle tickets are $5 each. They will be available the day of the Housewalk and can also be pre-purchased with the form.
Raffle winners need not be present to win.
Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations starting May 4: Art4Soul, 18135 Harwood Ave., Homewood; Angelo’s Fresh Market, 1044 Ssterling Ave., Flossmoor; and UpsaDaisy Boutique, 18100 Martin Ave., Homewood.
Flossmoor Service League, established in 1955, is dedicated to community improvement through fundraising and distribution of funds and services to local charitable organizations. The focus is on charities that serve the basic human needs and quality of life in the south suburban communities surrounding Flossmoor.
Flossmoor Service League Houswalk
Contact Tom Houlihan at [email protected]