Albemarle Holiday Tour of Homes features Pfeiffer, The Residences

Published 3:06 pm Monday, November 14, 2022

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The Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation will once again host the annual Holiday Tour of Homes 2-6 p.m. Dec. 11.

Eight sites comprised of private homes, styled model residences and a public space will be featured on the tour. For the first time wristbands will be used in place of paper tickets. The proceeds from the tour fund many of the downtown beautification projects.

Site No. 1 is in the historic Five Points district of downtown Albemarle. The Pfeiffer University Center for Health Sciences is home to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Occupational Therapy programs.

Featuring ICU simulation rooms, surgical suite, emergency department trauma bay and meeting rooms, the Albemarle campus is the learning environment for the health sciences and an addition to the downtown landscape.

Tour participants will be able to view the main level of this facility which includes the mural Cornerstones and Crossroads featuring the history of Albemarle.

Completed in 2020 by Stokes Construction, the collaborative effort it took to bring this project to life in downtown Albemarle received a 2021 NC Main Street Award of Merit.

The Residences at Albemarle Hotel is site No. 2 on the Holiday Tour of Homes. (Contributed)

Almost 100 years after construction started on Site No. 2, the historic Albemarle Hotel is once again in a new era where the past blends with the present as The Residences at the Albemarle Hotel.

This tour site showcases the newest in urban living in downtown Albemarle. The Residences at the Albemarle Hotel features 29 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The apartments feature design elements including historically restored windows, granite countertops and tiled kitchen backsplashes with a nod to retaining as many original touches as possible.

The Residences also offer contemporary conveniences and technological advances including a fitness center, keyless entry, high-speed internet and a package management system.

Wristbands are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Advance wristband purchases along with tour map brochures are available at GloryBeans Coffee House, Make It Personal and Starnes Bramlett Jewelers.

For online sales go to and look for the Holiday Tour of Homes under the Events tab. Wristbands purchased online will be available for pick up at the will call table at Site No. 1 on the day of the tour.

Day of tour wristbands and brochures will also be available at Pfeiffer University Center for Health Sciences at 245 E. Main St. in Albemarle beginning at 1:30 p.m.