Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Lake Petit Dream Was A Big Canoe “Tour Of Homes” Hit

Every year the Big Canoe community is a flurry of activity in preparation the much-anticipated “Tour of Homes” held every spring since 1989. Four or five private homes are chosen from a long list by a selection committee, and the brave owners open their homes on May 1 and 2 to over a thousand eager residents and visitors.

Each home is staffed with a cadre’ of volunteer hostesses who welcome guests, describe special features of the home and generally direct booty-footed traffic from room to room. In past years I have happily volunteered as a hostess, and this year I was asked to be a captain in charge of recruiting 66 hostesses for the exquisitely beautiful lakefront home of Phil and Linda Yeakel at 1241 Indigo Bunting Trail. 

The Yeakel's 7,000 sq.ft Home

The Yeakel's 7,000 sq.ft Home

After searching three states for mountain waterfront property, in 2001 the Yeakels found their enchanting lot on one of Lake Petit’s most picturesque inlets. They spent several years planning and designing their dream home, contracted with accomplished Big Canoe builder David Hall, and they finally moved in last year.

Lakefront Serenity Is Viewed From Every Room

Lakefront Serenity Is Viewed From Every Room

Despite scattered showers on both days, the  crowds continued to arrive by car on Friday (Big Canoe resident day), and in scheduled shuttle buses on Saturday. Our unflappable hostesses met umbrella-carrying guests at the front door, and while they were touring the home, the soaked hostesses carried bundles of ‘brellies from the front entrance to the garage where guests could retrieve them before reboarding the bus.

Stunning Great Room Sets The "Casual Elegance" Tone Of The Home

Stunning Great Room Sets The "Casual Elegance" Tone Of The Home

Seven stone or marble fireplaces grace this spectacular home, and hostesses had fun asking guests to try to find all seven of them during the tour.  

A Kitchen Any Cook Would Die For!

A Kitchen Any Cook Would Die For!

From the adulatory comments, every house captain and hostess felt “their”  home was the favorite of tour attendees, and their assessments were correct because each of the four homes was jaw-dropping spectacular in its own unique way. But there is no question that the beauty and tranquility of gorgeous lake Petit views from every room of 1241 Indigo Bunting Trail capture the idyllic magic of Big Canoe mountain living at its best.

The Epitome' Of A Room With A View

The Epitome' Of A Room With A View

If you missed this year’s Big Canoe Tour of Homes, not to worry, we’ll escort you on a full tour of the community at any time and we’ll give you a personal guided tour of all the Big Canoe homes for sale you care to see.  Give us a call.

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  1. Margo,
    It was so much fun hosting in that home. You did a faubulous job as Captain and that’s NO small feat! Congratulations! Great post and great pictures too!

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