Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour | Visit Waterfront Homes for a Good Cause

The 2022 Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour will be held Columbus Day weekend, October 7–9. The eight stunning homes on the tour can be visited by car or boat. Tour proceeds will benefit local charities, including Helping Hands of Franklin County, Agape Center, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, Camp Kum-By-Yah, Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy, SML Good Neighbors, Bedford Ride, and Franklin County Family YMCA. Here, enjoy a brief preview of the homes on tour.

The ANDERSON home in Waverly was on the SML Charity Home Tour over 20 years ago, but many changes have been made since then by the new owners, including replacing French-style arches, inside and out, with more Craftsman-style straight lines. Removing walls created a more open floor plan and a kitchen with twice the amount of cabinet space. “Before” photos will enlighten visitors to what one can do to a house with good bones.

The WILHELM home in Montego Bay has amazing views of Smith Mountain from all of its rooms. Large double entry doors open to a marble foyer that reveals the open floor plan of the family room, dining room and kitchen. This two-level home has four bedrooms and six bathrooms, including the bonus room over the garage with a full bath, separate heating unit and elevator.

The HINCHMAN home on the Gills Creek section of the lake is a two-story cottage-style home with five bedrooms, four-and-half baths and an in-ground pool with a splash pad between the house and the lake. The primary suite is on the main level, and lower-level bedrooms include a shark-themed bunk room and a sports-themed bedroom. Outside are patios and a hot tub.

The GAUGER home in Huddleston is a total renovation. Situated on five acres, the owners took the house down to the studs to create a one-level contemporary. The color scheme is white with black trim accents. The home is open and bright with large windows. There are two primary suites, a bunk room, and a unique triple faucet sink. The whole house and dock are designed for kids’ enjoyment.

The ELMER home, also in Huddleston, has breathtaking, close-up views of Smith Mountain. This eclectic Craftsman-style home features cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, high doorways and wide European oak flooring. The living room has a stacked-stone fireplace. The lower level features a wet bar and family room with a game table, two guest bedrooms, and three baths, one of which is accessed from the lake.

The SETTLE home is a white board-and-batten eclectic contemporary trimmed in black. This home has many sparkly, unique light fixtures and unexpected color choices—a black tile accent wall, a black painted wall area, and dark-stained wood floors—and some distinctive pieces of furniture. This one-level home is very open and pleasing to the eye.

The MACKENZIE home in The Water’s Edge is a complete re-do of the existing house. Walls were moved and parts of the home were bumped out to create the luxurious home that it is today. A blue and white theme runs through the house, with occasional accents of coral and green. “Before” photos show the massive scope of this renovation.

The GRAHAM Italian villa sits on 11 acres with 3,080 feet of shoreline. The 10,430-square-foot home has sweeping lake views plus windows from several rooms overlooking a courtyard to create a bright, airy feel. The Tuscan-inspired architecture and decor seem to transport visitors to the Mediterranean. A 1,000-square-foot guest house by the pool offers an ideal place to relax, and a 3,800-square-foot staff lodge sits midway along the lengthy driveway entrance to the property.

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