Holiday Tour of Homes to Feature The DeMaio House
The Aces Youth Home (ACES) will hold its third annual Holiday Tour of Homes in Jasper. Presented by Piedmont Mountainside, this year’s tour will take place on Sunday, December 4th from 1:00 until 5:00 pm and will feature decorated homes on South Main Street in Jasper, a historic commercial business on North Main Street and a home in the Hunter’s Ridge subdivision.
Our featured home for this week will include the home of Chris and Cindy DeMaio located at 475 South Main Street in Jasper. The home at 475 South Main Street was part of an original tract of 22 acres of land owned by the McLain family.
The brick ranch was built in 1957 by local developer, Mark Moore. Much of the original framing was from oak harvested on the property. Previous owners include E.R. “Red” and Leva Pitman; 1980, Bill and Joan Worthington; 1993, and Sonny and Karen Proctor; 1999.
In 2019, Chris and Cindy DeMaio purchased the property with the intent of renovating the ranch into their forever home. Many of the vintage architectural features were salvaged to pay homage to the original home. The renovation was built on the original foundation except for the garage which was added during construction.
The DeMaio’s saved some of the original cast iron porch columns and created a trellis in the front porch garden with the help of local artisan, Jacque LeBlanc. The original fireplace still stands in the living room which was built with local blue stone. The walnut paneling that was in the living room was saved and used as paneling for the bench in the mudroom. The kitchen cabinets were walnut, and the cabinet doors were salvaged to build a new door for the kitchen pantry. The hall bathroom was designed to mimic the original mid-century black and white design, with a modern twist on the black and white tiles. The brick patio in the back yard is original to the home and the front porch brick patio was designed with the same pattern to create an authentic flow from the front of the home to the back.
This home has been loved by countless people in Pickens County and Cindy and Chris are so grateful for the opportunity to continue the tradition of caring for this home and property.
OTHERS FEATURED ON TOUR
The Leuenberger House
The Marger Stuart Law Firm
Casa Blanca on Main Street
Tickets may be purchased online at www.acesyouthhome.org for $20 or on the day of the event for $25.
We have two options for Registration and starting points this year. One option will be at The Conservancy located at 80 South Main Street. Another option for registration will be at the home of Mark and Levonne Leuenberger located at 900 Hunter’s Ridge Road in Jasper which is one of our featured homes this year. You can begin your tour and register at either location.
Free shuttle service will be available for the South Main Street portion of the tour. Individual and business sponsorships are also available. For more information about becoming involved with ACES, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-253-2375.
The mission of ACES Youth Home is to provide temporary and long-term residential placement and care for both boys and girls ages 11-18. We provide a safe, secure and nurturing home for youths who have been victims of abuse or neglect. We help children discover their strengths and learn to cope with the crises in their lives. We strive to recognize the value and dignity of each individual we serve.
Donations can be mailed to ACES Youth Home, 133 Cares Drive, Jasper, GA 30143.