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 p.m. until 5 p.m. 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.
Many families have graced the walls of 245 S. Main Street over the last 92 years. Built in 1930, the bungalow-style ranch home features three bedrooms on the main floor over a full basement. Sometimes referred to as Casa Blanca on Main Street for its brick white exterior, the home was acquired by the Wilson family in March 2022 and will be on display for the Tour of Homes showcasing various Christmas decorations throughout the main level, including exterior porch areas, weather permitting.
While various aspects of the home have been renovated since it was originally built nearly 100 years ago, some of the most inspiring aspects of the home are the elements that have lasted through the ages, such as the built-in phone nook in the hall, crown molding with picture rail trim over the plaster walls, and antique doorknobs throughout.
The home extends a welcoming feel to visitors with its sun-filled double-hung pulley iron weighted windows, flowing floorplan and a warm hardwood floor. Connecting the kitchen and the dining room is the butler’s pantry from years gone by that is repurposed as a coffee nook.
On the main level an exterior side porch and full-length back porch allow for outdoor living on pleasant weather days.
It is said that the basement was partially hand dug by a previous owner to expand the home’s basement footprint. While we cannot confirm the accuracy of the claim, the legend allows for plenty of allure for visitors to experience when they visit this intriguing historic home.
Tickets are available for sale at Community Bank of Pickens County, Jasper Drug Store, Designs on Main and Rooster’s Market. Tickets may also be purchased online at 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 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.