Crofton’s 50th Anniversary Holiday House Tour Photos

UPDATE 1/31/14:  All photos taken by Sapphire Studios in Annapolis for the house tour have now been added to our 2013-2014 photo album. Be sure to click on PHOTOS to view them.

The community of Crofton, Maryland, welcomed its first home owners in 1964, and the holiday house tour sponsored by Crofton Village Garden Club on December 15 celebrated the fifty years that have passed since then.  (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)

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1691 Crofton Parkway

Crofton Country Club served as the social hub for early residents, and the clubhouse has expanded with various additions and renovations throughout the years to meet the club’s changing needs. Today’s clubhouse is the site of member events, private parties, and community activities.

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The living and dining area at 1539 Eton Way

1. This “Ridgely” model rancher was built by Crofton developer Hamilton Crawford in 1966.  Since then, a family room and kitchen bump-out has expanded the original living space, and a two-level patio has enhanced the owners’ enjoyment of the golf course view.  Look for an upside-down tree among their holiday decorations.

The expanded kitchen at 1736 Dryden Way

The expanded kitchen at 1736 Dryden Way

2. You’ll immediately forget you’re in a townhouse when you step inside this center-foyer home in the Crofton Georgetown Houses. The original dining room and kitchen of this “Warburton” model have been combined to set the stage for a unique blend of old and new throughout the three levels of this home.

An arrangement of clove-decorated oranges was created by garden club members for each home

The aroma of clove-decorated oranges welcomed visitors to each home on the tour

3. Chapter Two of Crofton’s history began in 1968 when Levitt & Sons built over 300 homes in Crofton before their sale to ITT. This “Wicomico” model has enjoyed significant expansion since its construction in 1973 by ITT. It now includes an expanded kitchen, a 3-season room, and a finished upstairs where the family can enjoy their view of the golf course from a deck.

1303 Pecantree Court

The elegant foyer at 1303 Pecantree Court

4. Welcome to Crofton Orchards, a community of just 4 custom-designed homes built in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. The owners have decorated this colonial style home for the holidays with Santas and angels, touches of nostalgia, Christmas boxes, handmade ornaments, and lots of whimsical fun.

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The fabulous train layout at 1703 Urby Drive

5. Welcome to a holiday wonderland featuring six uniquely decorated Christmas trees throughout the home and a winter-themed display of Lionel trains and Department 56 Snow Village buildings in the lower level. This Ryland-built “Shenandoah” model home is located in Crofton Woods, a community of 170 houses built during the 1990’s.

1750 Crofton Parkway

The European decor at 1750 Crofton Parkway

6.There was interest, excitement, and some curiosity in the neighborhood when this home was built in 2011. Now you can see for yourself its beautiful interior, featuring memorabilia from abroad. This custom-built colonial home is decorated for the holidays in simple European style with white lights and traditional ornaments.

Chapman Farm Clubhouse

Chapman Farm Clubhouse

For most people, the tour ended at Chapman Farm Clubhouse, where club members had decked the halls for the holidays with decorations made by members. Visitors enjoyed refreshments and the opportunity to take home some decorations of their own from the holiday greens sale.

Proceeds from the greens sale and house tour will support Crofton Village Garden Club’s beautification projects throughout the community.

THANK YOU!

  • Vivian Smith, owner of Sapphire Style in Annapolis, for photos of the featured homes.
  • General Manager Heather Levow and her staff at Crofton Country Club.
  • Home owners Phil and Sue Hoge, Robert and Cindy Silver, James and Tammy Keatts, David and JoAnn Cook, Ray and Mary Neall, and Michael and Michelle Lasichak for sharing their beautiful homes with the community.
  • Chapman Farm Community Association for the use of Chapman Farm Clubhouse for refreshments and Holiday Greens Sale.
  • Co-chairs Shirley Levendoski and Lorraine Gordon and the many committee members who worked for months to make this event possible.

Click on PHOTOS to see additional house tour photos in the
2013-2014 Crofton Village Garden Club photo album.

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