Home tours in your neighborhood

Shown above is a beautiful yard that is amongst many others at this year's Land Park Garden Tour and Tea, set for May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photo by Marisa Gutiérrez

Shown above is a beautiful yard that is amongst many others at this year's Land Park Garden Tour and Tea, set for May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photo by Marisa Gutiérrez

Curtis Park’s 28th annual home and garden tour set for April 26
A unique neighborhood of large canopy trees and early 20th century homes, Curtis Park is the place to be on Saturday, April 26th for the annual home and garden tour. Everyone is invited to stroll through this neighborhood anchored by the Sierra 2 Community Center for the Arts and an 18 acre park, touring seven residences in Tudor revival, Monterey and foursquare styles. Interiors vary from contemporary to traditional, from neutral tones to rich red, coral and turquoise hues. For chefs, there are several Epicurean kitchens in a variety of sizes and color palettes. Outdoor spaces range from serene gardens and patios to striking entertainment areas, fountains and swimming pools.

The Curtis Park Home and Garden Tour is one of the few in the Sacramento region that offers a range of authentic and historic architectural exteriors with equally diverse and artfully designed interiors. The homes are not specially decorated to reflect a given theme or holiday, instead, the tour allows visitors to see how people live in these exquisite homes day to day—how they have adapted their homes for their own enjoyment while maintaining and appreciating original craftsmen features and fine materials.

Plein air artists and musicians have been invited to share their craft during the event, both in the park and at the homes on tour. Paintings will be offered for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Senior Program at the Sierra 2 Center.

SCNA’s Heritage Committee will present an architectural design walking tour brochure with a focus on South Curtis Oaks (bounded by Sutterville Road, Franklin Blvd. and East Curtis Drive). Resident historian Dan Murphy will give a presentation on the development, first families, architectural styles and unique qualities of the area including the Sacramento Children’s Home.

The program for the 28th Annual Curtis Park Home Tour kicks off at 10 a.m. at the north end of Curtis Park. Throughout the morning and afternoon visitors will enjoy live music by Virginia Lights Duo and Midtown Jazz, food from Mama Kim Cooks, Wicked ‘Wich, and Sacatomatoes, historic home displays and information on home restoration. The Capitol A’s Sacramento Car Club will delight again with vintage cars touring the neighborhood. Those who visit all sites will log just over two miles. Bicycling through the neighborhood is an option and bike racks are provided.

SMUD returns as the major sponsor with Joseph Eschelman with Wells Fargo Advisors as a supporting sponsor. The event raises funds for the Sierra 2 Center SCNA community events and programs.

Advance tickets are $20 ($15 for SCNA members) and will be available in late March. On tour day, tickets will be $25 ($20 for SCNA members). Call the Sierra 2 Center at 452-3005 for updates, or visit their website at www.Sierra2.org

If you go:
What: 28th Annual Curtis Park Home Tour
Presented by: Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association (SCNA)
When: Saturday, April 26, from10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $20 ($15 for SCNA members) in advance; $25 ($20 for SCNA members) day of the event.
Tickets: Online at www.sierra2.org, at the Sierra 2 Center at 2791 – 24th Street, Collected Works at 4524 Freeport Blvd. and Haus at 5601 H St.

Location / Where to Start: On tour day, purchase tickets at the Sierra 2 Center at 2791 – 24th Street, or at the north end of Curtis Park at 26th Street and Donner Way. Curtis Park is bordered on the north by Broadway, the south by Sutterville Road, the east by Highway 99, and the west by 24th Street and Freeport Blvd.
Food, Refreshments and Music: North end of Curtis Park, Donner Way and 26th Street
Information: www.sierra2.org

Land Park Garden Tour and Tea

The 16th annual Land Park Garden and Tea Tour will showcase several residential gardens in the Land Park neighborhood on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Land Park Garden Tour and Tea benefits the Holy Spirit Parish School art program and local charities such as the Mustard Seed School at Loaves and Fishes.

Our Fine Arts Festival is located at Holy Spirit Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring local fine art, artisans, jewelry makers, sculptures, paintings and more. Come find something special for your home and support our local artists and businesses that make our community so unique. If you are interested in renting a booth to sell your art, please contact Doug Konovaloff at dkonovaloff@comcast.net

If you are inspired to have your garden on the tour for 2015, please contact Liane Quirk 549-1329 or at quirkyli@yahoo.com.

If you would like to help decorate a table this year, please contact our tea table hostess Jennifer Jeffers at 448-6200 or at jenjeffers@comcast.net.

Tour goers can pick up the Land Park Garden Tour Book Guide at Holy Spirit Church, 3159 Land Park Dr.

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