Today marks the first day of one of Smith Mountain Lake’s most popular annual events. The SML Charity Home Tour gives people an opportunity to tour eight lakefront homes that vary in location, design, style and lake perspectives. The home tour also raises money for local charities such as the Bedford Pregnancy Center, Lake Christian Ministries, the SouthernVirginia Child Advocacy Center and several other charities devoted to aiding low income families and fostering children.
The home tour demonstrates how easy it is to create a dream home at Smith Mountain Lake. The homes are always a fitting reflection of their owners, built to the precise preferences of those who reside in them. Many boast vast open areas for congregating, multiple bedrooms decorated for the tastes of children and grandchildren, offices and libraries for the business and academic space and sprawling basements with plenty of recreational activities to offer. Some display a recurring decor theme and others give a style slant to each room. Some provide stone fire pits, pools and patios for more outdoor time. Others have built in theaters and grand wine cellars.
In each case, the home owners love their home and their Smith Mountain Lake community. The annual SML Charity Home Tour is one of the best ways to get a peek into what life at Smith Mountain Lake could be like, while making a difference for those in need. For more information on the SML Charity Home Tour, see the latest guide in the Laker Magazine or visit www.smlcharityhometour.com .