As April 16th approaches, another group of Mason County homeowners are readying for the Twenty-Fifth Annual Home Tour. The MCRW thanks in advance the hosts who will be opening their homes between 10 o’clock and 5 o’clock on Saturday, April 16, 2011.The proceeds are for a scholarship to a 2011 Mason County graduate. Applications are available at the counselors’ offices at Mason High School and Grace Christian School.Tickets can be purchased the week of the Tour at Market Square on the west side of the Square, and also on Saturday at the homes on the Tour. Tickets are $10 and will include directions to each home.3527 Behrens School Road is the address of the home of Shain and Michelle Chapman. The outside features a dry stacked stone tower through which entry is made. The fireplaces in both the great room and the outdoor family room are both dry stacked stone as well.Both designed and decorated by Michelle, this beautiful and unique home incorporates the use of over one hundred year old doors that were once in the Art Methodist Church. Striking in decorating details and color choices make this three year old home a must see on the Home Tour.Joe and Carolyn Hiza recently purchased two houses at 6694 Black Jack Road and have graciously allowed them to be our works-in-progress this year. The older home with its original wood floors and two working fireplaces eventually will be the main home while the smaller will be the guest house. The beginning touches of the remodels can be seen. Next year holds promise of a changed and completed work.Upon entering through the Blackwell’s Longhorn Ranch gate at 9978 Oak Grove Road, an amazing change in the countryside is noticed. Gone are all the scrubby bush mesquites, and instead are rolling (green as soon as adequate rain comes) pastures and a picturesque pond.The barn which Lee and Linda originally had built to house their RV as well as ranch equipment has become what they lovingly call their barn-dominium.A more elegant barn has never been seen. An entrance is made through a rock patio shaded by a mott of oak trees. This is truly an example of what can be done with partitions on coasters and good taste.Mark the calendar for April 16th to attend MCRW’s Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Home Tour.