Tour of Homes

From inspiring home design and décor, to delicious desserts, to unique holiday shopping, Yankton Area Arts offers great variety and splendor each holiday season. Partnering with area home and business owners, YAA hosts a Tour of Homes each December to fund arts education and community arts programming. Included in the tour is a stop at the G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery for a festive dessert reception and discount shopping at the Crimson Door Holiday Boutique, Yankton's longest running PopUp shop.

Tickets are $25 and will be available for purchase at GAR Hall, Yankton Rexall, and Yankton Hy-Vee starting November 1.

This year four beautiful homes and the historic Walnut Village will be featured on the YAA Tour of Homes held Sunday, December 3, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

2016 Homes

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Steve & Tracy Huff

Steve & Tracy Huff live in a split level home, designed by Roger and Ann Smith and built by Tramp Construction in 1976. Besides the love of their kitchen, TV room, built in shelving and closet spaces, the Huffs enjoy their extensive toy, video and liquor collections. Their home will feature homemade, simple and rustic decorations that truly give the Huff family a cozy habitat. 

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David & Jozette Knoff

Although David & Jozette Knoff have been on the tour in the past, their Classic Colonial 1974 New England style home has been through some recent remodeling. During the summer of 2016, the kitchen and sunroom were remodeled to add extensive moldings throughout the main floor for architectural interest. Art lovers will enjoy a bold, colorful mural in the kitchen. Those looking for decorating ideas will see the focus of this home on the kids’ favorites with “Mom’s traditional greenery and crafts where allowed.” 

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Dr. John & Sally Schroeder

Follow the glow of the copper colored tin roof to the location of the Sassy Cat Quilting Company! Completed in 2009, the 29,000 square foot barn was intended to be a horse boarding facility. Dr. John and Sally Schroeder purchased the property in 2012 and have converted the barn into a quilt shop which  recently hosted a weekend long quilt show. Featured in the tour will be Dr. John’s man cave, or “Gathering Room” complete with a rock fireplace, ten foot ceiling, and card playing areas for his cribbage friends. Also on display will be several Christmas Quilts provided by members of the Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild.

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Pamela Simonsen

Pam Simonsen feels right at home in her quaint 1920 farm house located in the middle of town. Special features of the tour will include the home decorated with five themed Christmas trees as well as a table display in a remodeled lean-to attached to the garage. Additionally, a large cow head in the dining room is an especially unique feature.

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Keith & Linda Wing

Keith & Linda Wing’s 1956 Mid Century Modern home was built by photographer Robert Janousek who used and designed the basement specifically to be used as his studio. Favorite features of the home include a French Door oven from 1956 and a flat top ceramic cooktop with a down vent. Patrons will see a beautiful, antique grandfather clock in the dining area as well as several paintings throughout the home.