Homes that range from the relentlessly practical to the how-wealthy-am-I ornate are featured in the 2019 Homes for the Abilene  Holidays tour, which will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.

What unifies the homes is that they all illustrate ways homeowners find to live a modern life in houses built in a different era.