520 North Center Street, Woodland Park
Backyard Gallery ~ Holiday Designer
Sandy McConnell ~ Venue Coordinator
The Swanson home was built in 1919 as a small mountain retreat. It’s a small, cozy place where lots of friends and family visit, and a place the Swanson family has lovingly called home since 1986. This home has had many renovations and remodeling projects throughout the years and remains a very warm and inviting house.
The Swansons enjoy collecting antiques and “primitives” from all eras, filling each of the rooms in their home. Homeowner Rose Swanson says, “One thing for sure about our home is the coffee pot is always on, and everyone is welcome to stop in to say hello.”
Also on the property Bob, Rose and their daughter, Wendy, own and operate The Backyard Gallery. This delightful shop is filled with antique, vintage and farmhouse inspired gifts. Their operating hours for the store are 10am – 5pm, Thursday – Saturday. The Backyard Gallery is a great place to find beautiful gift items, and it’s always filled with fun things for the holidays. Bob and Rose also hope guests of the Tour will enjoy their home as much as their family does.