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With an “abundance of caution” and at the recommendation of health officials, the decision was made to postpone the NSB Residents’ Coalition 2020 Charming Home Tour scheduled for Thursday March 19.  Plans are underway to reschedule the event when the health and safely of all can be assured.

We appreciate the support and understanding from our ticket holders, the host home providers, the docent volunteers,  the golf cart drivers, and the business community who serve as ticket sellers or donate their services.  We will post updates on our website, OURNSB.ORG, and Facebook as planning progresses.

Please retain your ticket and/or ticket receipt!  You will be able to use it for the rescheduled event.  At this point, our hope is that we can reschedule for October of this year, but we will all have to wait and see what the future holds.  We appreciate your understanding and urge you all to follow health authority guidelines to stay healthy.

The tour is a fundraiser supporting the mission of the New Smyrna Beach Residents’ Coalition, Inc. showcasing six unique homes & home businesses through the years that celebrate New Smyrna Beach’s special CHARM! The properties planned for the tour follow. We know you will appreciate them as much as their owners and we do!


Free parking available available in designated areas of the First NSB – A Family Church and United Church of Christ located at the corner of Washington and Faulkner Street with golf cart loop shuttle to all home locations. Public parking is also available in downtown NSB. Thank you for joining us!

A. Exum Home -622 Faulkner Street

Gorgeously restored & furnished with elegant period pieces, this 1920 home appears grand while retaining a comfortable ambiance. Original doors & windows remain, some now stained glass augmented. Where heart pine floors needed replacement they’ve been exactingly matched. Expansive double-decker porches boast cedar plank floors. Newly configured & period styled master suite included enhanced closet space and an inviting lady slipper claw-foot tub!

B. Strahman – Fennema Home – 647 Faulkner Street

Built in the 1920s as the north wing of El Real Retiro, this absolutely unique home offers a glimpse of art deco glamour gone Florida rustic. Much of original decor remains. Period murals depict scenes from New Smyrna history while other walls are hand embellished with Florida flora & fauna. Both approaches join the brick flooring to compliment paneling built-in shelving and doors, all of old growth pecky cypress. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1987.

C. Hodges Home – 620 S. Riverside Dr (at Smith St)

Built around 1914 as the Ferry Tender’s home & gloriously revived in 2018, 620 originally offered 4 ground floor rooms & a dormered attic. Later bed and bath additions extended toward a separated kitchen at property’s rear. With original windows cleverly retained & colorfully augmented, abundant recent transformations include: exterior tabby walls, unifying metal roof, & on-site cypress tree milled into aromatic walls for the former kitchen-turned-guest suite.

D. Gillen-Dowman Home – 1000 S. Riverside Drive (at 2nd St)

Locals have watched this elegant 1938 home change color & yard treatment several times over the past decade. Here’s your chance to see beyond its now classically-nautical exterior & enjoy a subtly colored interior gracefully replete with antique & period furnishings, gilt-framed mirrors & art objects galore! An upper-story deck off master suite, & unique full circle room-flow around second floor just initiate the architectural textures found here.

E. Lloyd Home – 1109 Live Oak Street (between 3rd & 4th St)

NSB’s Sunny South Hospital & Sanitarium (circa 1938) converted to a single family home years ago, but recent renovations impressively re-imagine it. Front porches return to open air. Altered interior walls create bright, flowing public space along with 4 varied bedroom suites. Original sash windows, built-in bookcase and heart pine flooring remain. Some original doors move from hinges to barn-sliders, & the remains of a heart pine joist become mantle & bar shelving.

F. Smyrna Yacht Club – 1201 S. Riverside Drive (at 5th St)

Organized by 36 charter families, the initial SYC building (by H M Griffin) opened in 1930. Its first international sailing regatta began 2 years later & the tradition continues as one of only 12 Lipton Cup competitions, attracting sailors and enthusiasts from around the world. The compound grew to include indoor and outdoor dining, a swimming pool & tennis courts. SYC remains a private club, so here’s a rare opportunity to view its lovely interior and learn its history.