Holiday House Tour

Independent Presbyterian Church

67th Annual IPC Holiday House Tour

For 67 years a Moveable Feast with a Mission

Saturday, December 10, 2016     
10:00 am - 4:00 pm    

Sunday, December 11, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online, at each house, or at  Independent Presbyterian Church during tour hours.

Christmas Greetings and a warm welcome to the 67th Annual Holiday House tour. It is an honor to have you as we celebrate the season and its message of hope. We hope you enjoy this year's tour! Thank you for participating in this long-tradition of Christmas joy and support of IPC missions.

Christmas Tea will be served in the Great Hall at the church during tour hours.

Directions to Independent Presbyterian Church

This year's tour will feature:


Independent Presbyterian Church
3100 Highland Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama  35205

Tea will be served in the Great Hall throughout the tour hours.
Tour IPC, including the Sanctuary and Parlor, with its special holiday decorations and its rich history,
along with the following featured homes. 

(NOTE:  Click on the homeowners' names to see a Google map to their homes.)

Architect James Carter's signature attention to detail can be found throughout this 2013 Georgian home. The outside features soft whitewashed brick and a reclaimed slate roof. There are 27 Italian gouaches inside the home. His extensive book collection fills cases throughout the home. You'll also find carefully place personal heirlooms, like an iron kettle in the garden used as a child to water his Shetland pony. 

For decorator Heather Chadduck Hillegas and her husband, photographer David Hillegas, it was love at first sight of the hilltop clapboard Colonial known as Pineapple House in historic Forest Park. Since purchasing it in 2012, the couple has renovated it to enhance and preserve its classic farmhouse feel. Heather has decorated the home using family heirlooms, flea market finds and David's photographs from travels around the world. Original bookcases in an upstairs hallway showcases a collection of taxidermy, hunted on safari by David's late grandmother. Heather, a longtime magazine photo stylist and former Style Director for Southern Living, just completed her transformation of the garaged into her design studio. The couple's careful renovations will continue in the garden.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spotswood                                                                                                             2749 Abingdon Road                                                                                                                         Mountain Brook, AL 35243                                
This Shingle-style home was built in 1928 by the Dunn family who were avid gardeners. In the late 1990's, the family room was converted into a kitchen. In 2013, a new studio was built after a fire destroyed the art studio and garage. Today, this home beautifully blends the old with the new. The beautiful gardens and landscaping is still maintained at what remains a magical and happy home.

This 1987 house was made to entertain. It's now home to a family of seven. The Vogtles purchased it in 2015 and gave it a more modern look with black stained hardwood floors on the main level and painted flowers in the girls' area upstairs. All of the walls are white to serve as a backdrop for the extensive artwork collected by Laura who owns Gallery 1930 in English Village and SCENE at Pepper Place.

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online, at each house, or at  Independent Presbyterian Church during tour hours.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Please Note:  Cost of this ticket will be considered a donation if tour is cancelled due to inclement
weather. The Tour benefits the Children’s Fresh Air Farm, STAIR and The Open Door- missions sponsored by IPC Presbyterian Women. We regret there is limited disabled access at the private homes. 

Questions? Contact

Betsy Middlebrooks

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