Surprises await visitors at the Jones’ beautiful home
by Jennifer Cohron
Nov 18, 2012 | 2011 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The home of Steve and Patti Jones on Pineview Road in Jasper is one of the stops on this year’s Christmas Tour of Homes, which is sponsored by the Pilot Club of Jasper. Proceeds from the event will benefit EASI, a local therapeutic horseback riding program. Photo by: Jennifer Cohron
The home of Steve and Patti Jones on Pineview Road in Jasper is one of the stops on this year’s Christmas Tour of Homes, which is sponsored by the Pilot Club of Jasper. Proceeds from the event will benefit EASI, a local therapeutic horseback riding program. Photo by: Jennifer Cohron
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Steve and Patti Jones have several surprises in store for visitors who stop by on the Pilot Club of Jasper’s annual Tour of Homes next month.

They have provided a little Christmas around every corner, from the tree in the foyer and place settings on the dining room table to the downstairs fireplace.

The house has more than 4,500 square feet of living space, plenty for the Joneses to share with their three daughters and five grandchildren during family gatherings.

It was built in the mid-1990s according to a floor plan that was published in “Southern Living.”

The couple recently redecorated and remodeled several parts, including the master bathroom and back porch.

Another surprise is waiting in the master bedroom. The mirror on the dresser doubles as a television screen.

Inspired by a similar project he saw at a friend’s home, Steve Jones mounted a flatscreen television behind the dresser and replaced the original glass with a two-way mirror.

“His friend framed his TV, but I didn’t want to lose my mirror, and we didn’t want a television on the dresser. So we came up with this idea,” Patti Jones said.

The final surprise — Steve Jones’ collection of classic cars — is found in the basement.

The men who join their wives on the Tour of Homes will likely spend most of their time at the Jones home admiring a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1969 Z28 Camaro that was bought new at Carl Cannon Chevrolet and 50th anniversary Z06 Corvette.

The Camaro has won several awards at national car shows.

“Since it’s been restored, it might have 10 to 12 miles on it. It’s got about 60,000 original miles on it,” Steve Jones said.

The Pilot Club’s Tour of Homes will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tickets are available from any Pilot member and are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Proceeds from the event will go to Equines Assisting Special Individuals (EASI), a local therapeutic horseback riding program.