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Hudson A special supplement to the

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by LAURA FREEMAN | REPORTER Hudson — Since 1947, the Hudson Home and Garden Tour has allowed thousands of guests to visit some of Hudson’s most notable and historic homes and gardens. This year is no different. The 68th annual Hudson Home & Garden Tour will offer tours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 11 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 12. Through June 10, presale tickets for $20 will be sold at Acme Fresh Market Hudson and The

Learned Owl Bookstore in Hudson. Regular priced tickets will be available on the days of the Tour for $25 at either the Garden Shop at the Hudson Middle School or at the ticket tent on the Hudson Green near state routes 91 and 303. The 2015 Tour will feature eight Hudson properties offering visitors a blend of architectural history, modern day renovations and original decor as well as spectacular gardens full of ideas for everyone’s backyard. Tour stops this year include a 1900 barn re-envi-

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sioned as a residence, utilizing the structure’s 40foot ceilings to transform the working barn into a one-of-a-kind Hudson home. The foundation is rough-cut stone with post and beam construction visible throughout. Another tour stop features a condo home built in 1989 which has been transformed into a memorable study in contemporary interior design and décor. On the farm/garden visit, guests will see chickens and ducks that produce all the eggs for the house, as well as those for family and friends. The Versailles-inspired kitchen raised beds allow for rotation of fruits and vegetables – most started early by seed in the greenhouse attached to the barn. At another special home, visitors will see an unique blend of coveted family heirlooms and collected antiques from various family trips across the United States. The propSEE TOUR, PAGE 4

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Above, perennials like peonies provide a base for a flower garden, but by mixing annuals, color blooms all season long. At right, this comfortable outdoor living area complements the modern condo featured on Hudson Common Drive.

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Hudson — Some people become angry when their name is mispronounced but James and English Tuttle at 7335 Marblehead Road have embraced the turtle moniker in their garden with turtle sculptures and a turtle frame for a hosta plant aptly named Humphrie the Hosta Turtle. Transforming this space was a labor of love for the transplanted southern owners who obtained plants from family, friends neighbors or purchased them and at bargain prices, rescuing the end-of-year plants and giving them a home. The children have added a personal touch with a directional sign, hopscotch stones and whimsical names for the creatures inhabiting the garden like Marcus the Elf Wizard, who guards the lily bed, or Armando the Armadillo, who watches over the front yard. The tour begins in front where a bed contains Japanese iris, sedum, daisies, clematis, magnolia, bee balm, daylily, buttercups and coneflowers. Many of the flowers will have identifying markers.

Purple alliums and 50 variety of iris are blooming in the gardens that wrap around the house. Iris plant types include antique, tall bearded, intermediate and miniature irises in a variety of colors. The Giant Chicken Bed contains star magnolias, irises and butterfly bushes. Although the metal rooster was made by James, most of the metal art sculptures and glass flowers were purchased at the Art on the Green Shows in Hudson by English Tuttle. The Flower garden arbor has glass flowers mixed among clematis, hostas, forest grass, knockout roses, lupine, daylily and filopia. The brick patio and stone walls provide a backdrop for a magical entertainment space which includes a fireplace and seating designed for good company and southern hospitality. The back of the property is wooded with hostas, ferns, bleeding hearts, hydrangeas, coral bells, wood thrift, service berry and daylilies that thrive in the shade. A fairy garden is tucked in at the wood line. Perennials and annuals, bulbs, pots and baskets, heirloom and "rescued" plantings co-mingle for a composition that is integrated and artful. An antique tea rose climber is from her great-grandmother’s house in Hopkins, South Carolina, and carries on a tradition of gardening through generations in the family. On the north side of the property, azaleas and ferns are planted among a wine bottle forest, which adds a Bohemian style and promises good luck. The love of gardening and all things growing meshes with art and personalization, resulting in whimsical, fairy tale like spaces and niches throughout this garden. Email: lfreeman@recordpub.com

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The Tuttle’s name is often confused with turtles, which have become the guardian of their garden, as seen top left. The Tuttle’s garden has more than 50 varieties of iris like the one above.

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erty upon which this modern era home rests is steeped in historic lore about abolitionist John Brown’s family and the Underground Railroad. Oliver Brown, brother of the abolitionist leader and Civil War firebrand, had his “camp” for fugitive slaves on the property and reminders of this notable past remain to this day. In addition to visiting the homes and gardens, Tour ticket holders can visit the Club’s Garden Shop open the same hours as the Tour at Hudson Middle School on Oviatt Street. Plant lovers can purchase plants, gardening tools and accessories.

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Back by popular demand are faux concrete planters —- some planted and others ready for the purchaser’s creativity. Handmade china plate flowers and premier hand painted cards by Gina Originals will be for sale. Local plein air artist Michelle Darvis, who is receiving national recognition for her exhibit, “A Year of Plein Air,” will paint on location throughout the Home and Garden Tour. Hudson Fine Art and Framing will display her paintings from the Tour with an opening reception Saturday, June 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. The Tea Room at Hudson Middle school will serve complimentary iced tea and cookies from 2 to 5 p.m. each day of the Tour. Following the Home and

Garden Tour, the annual Ice Cream Social will be from 6 to 9 p.m. June 12 on the Clock Tower Green with traditional favorites for all ages. Enjoy Donato’s pizza, hot dogs, wings and, of course, ice cream sundaes, along with music, games and fun for all ages. Tickets are on sale at the Learned Owl Book Shop. Screen on the Green, a project of Leadership Hudson, will show the movie “Big Hero 6” at dusk on the First and Main Green June 12. Proceeds from the Home & Garden Tour help fund the club’s scholarship program, grants program to support worthwhile horticultural and education projects throughout Northeast Ohio, donations for trees in the City of Hudson,

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Hudson City Schools and Parks, planting and maintenance of community gardens in Hudson, and gifts of gardening books to the Hudson Library and school libraries. For more information, visit www.hudsongardenclub.org and follow The Hudson Garden Club Home & Garden Tour on Facebook. Email: lfreeman@ recordpub.com

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Janet said. “There is so much to see and when our grandchildren come over, they really love it.” The town, “Hamilton,” is not based on any one town, Janet said. Ron has added a variety of personal touches, including a hand-made sculpture for the lay-out, Janet said. “It’s a jaw dropper and a lot of personal care went into it,” Janet said of the town. “Everybody who sees it, loves it. It’s like looking at a miniature city and there is so much to see. ” The tour will feature eight properties including a 1900 barn re-envisioned as a residence that still displays hand-hewn beams and 40foot ceilings and a condo home that has been transformed into a memorable study in contemporary interior design and décor. Proceeds from the tour fund tree planting in Hudson, the Garden Club’s annual scholarships and other grants and community gardening projects. For more information visit www.hudsongardenclub.org and follow the event on Facebook. Email: ttroglen@recordpub.com

Hudson —Visitors to the home of Ron and Janet Stolle, 6625 Hollis Boulevard, will be treated to a variety of art, both original and collected, an array of miniature model ships from around the world and a special adventure to a city existing within the confines of the home’s basement. Much of the artwork on display will be original paintings by Janet, who has lived in the 1991 antebellum style Canterbury home since 1993 with husband, Ron. Janet’s studio will be among the rooms on tour which include the first floor master bedroom and bath, along with a jaunt through the spacious living room and family areas. Sitting quietly along a window guests will see a classic waterfowl created by artist Robert “Bob” and purchased years ago at the local antique fair. “It was one of his last pieces,” Janet said. The Stolle’s home was designed based on a historic Natchez, Mississippi antebellum mansion, called “the Briars.” In the basement guests will find a town, “Hamilton,” designed and built by Ron, all to scale, complete with fully operational trains. The train layout is about 17-feet-by-10 feet, according to Janet. “My husband has b e e n working on it for A portion of the Stolle home which will greet years,” visitors on the 2015 Home and Garden tour.

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The city of Hamilton, which few may know exists, will be one of the highlights at the Stolle home during the Home and Garden tour.

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This home was designed based on a historic Natchez, Mississippi, ante-bellum mansion, called “the Briars."

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Wow! There’s no better way to describe a visit to the condo at 20 Hudson Common Drive. The residence, owned by Carmen Garcia and Kent Houser, is a stop on the Hudson Garden Club’s 68th annual Home and Garden Tour June 11 and 12. Majestic high ceilings, bright contrasting colors and modern design furniture join together to make a visual feast for the eyes. Slate gray Italian Emil Ceramica fashion floors create the perfect base for pristine white rooms decorated with bright pops of color, with lavish use of red and black. The 1,890-square-foot condo, built in 1989, features two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a state of the art media room, a loft area office / den and an open concept living room and formal dining room. The ultra modern kitchen, just big enough for two, is done in stainless steel with woodgrain cupboards. A granite topped counter provides bar seating for two. The combination stainless range hood and light fixture provides a futuristic touch. The dining area features a round white leather-topped table with a 71inch diameter offers gracious, comfortable dining for eight. A wall-mounted black glass hanging cupboard doubles as a bar and the sideboard beneath it features objets d’art that do doubleduty as serving dishes. Sliding glass doors lead to an outside living area — an outdoor chef’s haven, completely enclosed. The formal living room features a luxurious fireplace and an 80-inch television that blends into its black and white surroundings. The master bedroom uses gray, white and black in the bedding and black and white prints decorate the walls. The master bathroom is a masterpiece of form and function. The large wall mirror facing the bathtub

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magically transforms into yet another television set with the flick of a switch. The home combines form with function and throws in a bit of whimsy just for fun — like a 1960s working jukebox in an ultra modern loft area. T h e modern office area located in the loft is counter balanced w i t h an antique LC Smith Corona typewriter. Over the office area is a unique wall hanging made up of giant paper clips, a red popcorn machine graces the desk beneath it. An antique camera collection adds to the eclectic decor. The modern media room is secured with etched sliding glass doors in the loft area. Sports memorabilia, belonging to the lady of the house, is sprinkled throughout. Email: dmarkulis@ recordpub.com

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Top left, a shot of the condo's living room with a complete modern look. Top right, a working jukebox can be found in the condo. Above, the condo of Carmen Garcia and Kent Houser.

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Kratzer garden and yard are perfect for by LAURA FREEMAN | REPORTER Hudson — The backyard had a raised embankment and no trees until the owners began transforming the plain landscape into an entertainment paradise. Teresa and Deryl Kratzer of 2707 Hawksbury Blvd. developed the landscape in stages beginning five years ago. The double waterfall flanked by a willow tree, Japanese maple, river birch and evergreens is the focal point in the backyard. Elevated seating next to the waterfall offers an overview of the sweeping lawn space and a peaceful retreat near the water. The large yard is divided into smaller gathering spots to encourage interaction. Open spaces, tree clusters, stone structures and wood pergolas provide family and friends an entertaining oasis for games, dining and relaxation. Flagstone patios and multi-

leveled design provide comfortable sitting areas and include an outdoor fireplace designed by Teresa Kratzer. The side yard offers a fire feature ring and decorative gate. Columns are repeated in the fireplace structure as well as the outdoor bar. The built-in outdoor cooking area lends itself to seamless food prep. The yard is lit at night with more than 100 LED lights for entertaining after dark. The walks are flanked in boxwood, providing an inviting backdrop to the sound of water from the multiple water features strategically placed in the yard. Decorative pots, planters and window boxes are filled with colorful annuals to add bursts of color around the yard. The variety of trees and plantings reflect the elegance and beauty of the property and provide multi-seasonal interest in this garden design. Email: lfreeman@recordpub.com

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Above, a variety of trees are planted in the Kratzer garden like this river oak. At right, an outdoor bar offers an overlook of the backyard waterfall and trees.

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Above, the stone fireplace offers a gathering area for guests and a view of the waterfall.

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Visitors to the Don and Linda Miller home on the Hudson Garden Club’s Home and Garden Tour June 11 and 12 will quickly learn the importance of family. “Home is the happiest place on earth for us,” explains Linda Miller. The home, built by the Millers in 1986 at 1906 Ashley Drive when they first came to Hudson, is a blend of treasured family heirlooms and antique finds, liberally sprinkled with family pictures. Most notable is a family portrait over the fireplace in the guestfriendly family room, appropriately in the center of the spacious, inviting home. Each room in the 3,000-squarefoot home is a testament to love of family, fun and fellowship. And the land has its own unique history. According to historical records, the family built their home on property once owned by the family of abolitionist John Brown and the underground railroad which assisted slaves escaping from the south. Brown’s brother, used the property as a camp for fugitive slaves. Some, reportedly, still call the area home, and from time to time, visit the family in one form or another.

“There is a presence,” Miller said, “but never anything bad.” Visitors to the home will feel a welcoming vibe. The entry is graced by a French chandelier from the late 1800s, but the larger chandelier in the formal dining room is a “favorite find” of the homeowner. It is a 1910 gaslit chandelier that was converted to electric and was rescued from a century home in Chagrin Falls. The formal living room is spacious and welcoming with whimsical touches including an antique Flow Blue child’s tea set, estimated at 150 years old. The homeowners’ love of family and family history is evident in each room. The large, bright, airy kitchen, features a table made from barnboard, and a child’s high chair dating back to the Civil War. The home’s antiques are not just for admiring, they are functional. The homeowners’ children and now grandchildren call the antique chair their own. The home’s layout lends itself to the homeowners’ love of entertaining and hospitality with an open concept kitchen and dining area, leading to a large family room. A collection of Red Transfer-

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ware is sprinkled throughout the kitchen and home. A collection of antique maple syrup also graces a kitchen cupboard. Each item in the Miller home comes with a story and each piece lovingly selected to grace the spacious home. An antique clock from the late 1800s, has its own unique story. Miller discovered it in an antique store in Lewes, Delaware, and fell in love with it. The only problem was the family car was filled to the roof with family and baggage and there was no place to put the purchase. “I carried it on my lap for 11 hours as we rode home,” Miller said. The cherry on top of the sundae that is the Miller home is the sun-room; each piece housed there has a story of its own. Email: dmarkulis@recordpub.com

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1. The outside of the Miller home. 2. This family portrait is at the heart of the home. 3. This cheerful sun-room contains many heirlooms and antiques of the family. 4. This charming gazebo is in the backyard of the Miller residence.

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anterbury Drive homeowner pays close attention to detail by STEPHANIE FELLENSTEIN | HUDSON MONTHLY EDITOR Visitors to Jack and Karen with raised Fleur de Lis elements. Karen also loves Fleur de Lis. Fish’s home in Canterbury on The master bedroom looks out the Lakes will be treated to views of beautiful woodwork, soaring on the pool in the back yard. Colceilings and one-of-a-kind paint- lections of giraffes stand guard by the window. ing techniques. One of the larger giraffes was Part of the 2015 Hudson Home and Garden Tour, the 6242 Can- purchased in Kenya. “The mouth is open and that is terbury Drive home was built in rare,” Karen said. 2010. One of the smaller ones was The finer details of the home are thanks to Karen who com- purchased in Jamaica. “We were heading back to the piled a book of ideas and plans during the family’s 10 moves over boat when I saw it, but didn’t have time to buy it,” Karen said. the years. The tour begins in the foyer “Jack then said he had to do where Allison Perley-Harter, of something and my daughter and Perley Gates Art & Design, did I said we’d meet him at the boat. He ended up buying the giraffe.” the striped, faux painting. Visitors also will peek into the Karen admits she loves arches and tried to put as many in the master bathroom with its chanhouse as possible including the delier hanging above the bathtub. The great room and dining ones that lead to and from Jack’s study. The custom-made wood- room are next on the tour. Karwork in the study was all done by en has an extensive collection of Wendt & Kühn German figurines, the builder’s brother. The master bedroom is next a testament to her German heron the tour after a quick peek in itage, that are featured throughthe powder room again paint- out the house. Personal touches are seen everywhere, like the pored by Pertraits of ley-Harter

Karen’s grandmother, father and uncle hanging in the dining room. It is the butler’s pantry, next to the dining room, that is one of Karen’s favorite rooms. With an unusual barrel ceiling, she once again asked Perley-Harter to texturize the paint. The result is exquisite. Karen’s love of entertaining is evident in the extra-large kitchen. “The kitchen has been designed the way I work,” she said. Cooking is done on one side, while baking is taken care of on the opposite side. A curved breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the hearth room, creating a warm, welcoming space. The final stop inside is the basement. A massive bar welcomes visitors who may want to play a game of pool or watch a movie in the home theater. The tour will conclude in the backyard at the cabana next to the pool. Email: sfellenstein@recordpub.com

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Top left, The Fish’s master bedroom includes a sitting area that looks out on the in-ground pool and waterfall. Top right, Karen Fish designed her kitchen to accommodate her love of cooking, baking and entertaining. Above, Jack and Karen Fish's home on Canterbury Drive.

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Above, a perennial with colorful foliage maintains interest in the flower bed, and stone walls provide contrast for the plants. Top inset, vegetables like lettuce can be grown in raised beds like this one and can go from garden to table. Bottom inset, a hen watches over her eggs.

Hudson — The Baughman garden at 2566 Hudson Aurora Road offers examples of living off the land. Inspired by the desire to convert all spaces on the property to organic, the owners of this property use utility and function as the governing principles of the property. No synthetic chemicals are applied to the lawn or gardens. “We used chemicals [in the past] but had animals and children and four years ago went chemical free,” Jen Baughman said. By using corn gluten meal in the pre-emergent season and turkey manure during the summer, the weeds are controlled without chemicals. Chickens and ducks produce all the eggs for the house, as well as those for family and friends. The barnyard animals, as a whole, provide the manure that maintains the gardens and beds. The Versailles-inspired kitchen raised beds made of white oak allow for rotation of fruits and vegetables. Some of the vegetables include tomatoes, lettuce, snap peas, cucumbers, kale, spinach and carrots. In addition red raspberries, strawberries and blueberries provide fresh fruit. Fruit trees were planted along the edge of the raised beds but will need time to mature. Most of the vegetables and fruit plants were started early by seed in the greenhouse attached to the barn. It was originally located on College Street and moved to its new location for the Baughmans. A white birch tree sits on the corner of the greenhouse

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and barn. In the pen beside the 1850s barn are rescued farm animals, including donkeys, goats, alpacas, chickens and ducks. The landscape is integrated into the style of the 1910 house, an arts & crafts design, The Asian-inspired garden is located at the side of the house flanked by the porch. It features a water feature that is common in Japanese gardens, a deer scarer made of bamboo. The banging noise of the bamboo as the water lowers and raises the bamboo shaft scares away deer. The stone water trough is original to the property. The garden is designed for all seasons with blooms and textures to provide color. Annuals fill in the gaps when perennials lose their flowers. Email: lfreeman@recordpub.com Phone: 330-541-9434 Twitter: @LauraFreeman_RP

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by STEPHANIE FELLENSTEIN Once inside, hand-hewn beams and 40-foot ceilings | HUDSON MONTHLY EDITOR create a warm, inviting space. The open floor plan on the first floor includes the great room and kitchThough not originally en with plenty of room for a baby grand piano to be part of the 2015 Hudson tucked into a corner. The barn’s foundation is roughHome and Garden Tour, Dr. cut stone and the post-and-beam construction can Jeff Lamkin’s unique home sur- be seen clearly while wandering around the first floor. New, energy-efficient windows run almost from rounded by lush landscaping is a welfloor to ceiling in the main room. Two other rooms come addition. The first floor of the red barn home at 2963 Hudson are located on the first floor for tour visitors to exAurora Road, plus the outdoor gardens, were add- plore — a spare bedroom and an office. The office ed to the tour after originally-planned tour stops fell features floor-to-ceiling bookcases with a library through, said Lamkin’s friend Jennifer Baughman. ladder that runs across the front. Contemporary paintings help to blend elements The two-story barn, built in 1900 and originally part of a working farm, was later used to stable of the original barn with all the comforts of today. horses. It wasn’t until 1974, though, that the barn was transformed into a home. Garden Tour visitors will first climb up stairs made of reclaimed street curbs to the gardens located behind the house. A waterfall and Koi pond is the centerpiece of the yard. Enormous planters are filled with colorful flowers and Don Drumm sculptures can be found throughout the backyard. After touring the yard, visitors will enter the home through the screened-in back porch.


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