By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

The Lilburn Woman's Club is delighted to announce the addition of the Lopez Home on Tom Smith Road to the Christmas Tour of Homes on December 1st. This 7800 square foot home tragically burned to the ground in November 2009, several months after its completion.

The owners rebuilt the home and it, like the Phoenix, has risen from its ashes to become one of the stars of this year's Christmas Home Tour hosted by the Lilburn Woman's Club.

Lopez House After Fire 1 220The fire in the home was attributed to a faulty non-combustible space under the fireplace. Ms. Lopez was awakened by the smell of smoke and discovered smoke around the fireplace. She hurriedly got her family out of the house and 11 minutes after their exit the house imploded destroying all of their belongings. A fireman brought out their family bible which did not burn in the fire. The Bible was opened to scripture referencing being "plucked from the fire." Also a ceramic plaque hanging on a garden wall outside that said: "End of the Rainbow" was blown off the wall and landed on the patio but didn't break. The next morning a photo was taken of the house after the fire of a rainbow over the house with its end on the patio where the plaque was found. The family feels that they were certainly meant to continue to stay in this spot and so they rebuilt and remain there today.

Lopez End of Rainbow220On the tour, guests will be able to tour a good portion of this lovely home decked out in all its holiday finery. The Lopez family has recently purchased the home next door as their guest house and it also will be decorated and open on the Tour along with a summerhouse in between the two houses set and ready for Christmas dinner.

Lopez House RebuiltLopez House RebuiltWe hope you will visit this and the other homes and businesses on our Lilburn Christmas Tour of Homes. For ticket information please visitlilburnwomansclub.org and click on Christmas Tour of Homes. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 per person and the evening of the event for $20 per person.

Published: 2018-10-12 01:40