Christmas with the Williams family

Published 12:53 am Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sitting atop a lush beautiful hilltop in McNeill is the lovely home of Ted and Cindy Williams. The Williams built the house in 2001, after spending a lot of time in Georgia visiting various historic and grand Southern homes. They took the basic designs of these homes and, adding their own ideas, made it uniquely their own plan.

Spectacular Scamozzi composite columns holding up the massive peak pediment which graces the front of the house, immediately capture your attention as you drive up the long and winding driveway. A large, three tiered fountain, flanked by Jingle Bell poinsettias, is the focal point of the circular drive.

As you approach the front porch, you can’t help but notice the beautiful leaded glass double doors that were designed by Cindy Williams. Entering the home you will see the winding, maple staircase which is decorated with teardrop shaped greenery and ruby red berries. The distinctive heart pine wood floors are found throughout the house, with old nail marks in the refinished wood showing their original use in the 1860s.

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The dining room to the left is decorated with a sparkling lime green Christmas tree sitting in a decorative brushed silver urn. Accenting the table arrangement are antique collectible silver mint julep and Jefferson cups with assorted red and lime green Christmas balls.

In the study, lined with walls of mahogany, you will find a Scottish pine tree decorated with pheasant feathers and deer antlers. Also, you will find TedWilliams’ collections of mounted whitetail deer and red fox.

The stamped metal ceiling and black textured walls of the game room are the backdrop for the grandchildren’s favorite decoration, the fire engine-red Christmas tree. The red lights and Christopher Radko Christmas glass ornaments that Cindy Williams has collected over the years cover the festive tree.

The Williams are delighted to have you visit their home during the Christmas holidays and wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.