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The Highland Lake home of Carl and Leah Randall

The Highland Lake home of Carl and Leah Randall

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The Oneonta Foundation for Educational Resources (OFFER) presents the 2013 Holiday Home Tour, to be held Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. OFFER is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing monetary resources that enhance the educational opportunities for students at Oneonta City Schools. Through fundraising efforts, the group has issued grants and provided technology to the classroom environment. Other stops on the tour are the Anchor at Highland Lake providing shuttle service to the Randall home, Union Hill Baptist Church, and Twin Oaks at Heritage. Home tour tickets include addresses and directions to each location and may be visited in any order. There will be character performances by The Covered Bridge Players, live music, hors d’oeurves, and beverages. Tickets are $20 each and are available at every tour stop, through any board member, or by phoning Oneonta City School at 625-0162.

Hoover transplants Carl and Leah Randall just moved into their French country-style home at Highland Lake in September. Living in the area since 2007, the Randalls were very patient as they searched for the perfect spot to build their perfect home.

Professionally designed by Anna Sims Jones and decorated by Melinda Anderton of Interiors by Design, the home features three bedrooms, twoand a-half baths, an office, sunroom, and gourmet kitchen. Each room is inviting and and warm, decorated with new pieces and vintage heirlooms. The back of the home provides spectacular lake and sunset views from several rooms, as well as from the custom pier.

The Lady Lakers of Highland Lake will offer shuttle service from the Anchor to the Randall home. The Anchor serves as the community center for the residents of Highland Lake and is located at 612 Lakeshore Drive.