Everyone is invited to stroll through this unique neighborhood anchored by the Sierra 2 Community Center and an 18-acre park, touring five residences in Century Bungalow, Mediterranean Spanish, Colonial, and Tudor Revival styles with interiors running the gamut from contemporary to traditional. Outdoor spaces ranging from serene gardens to spectacular water features compliment the homes.
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 tour is held in spring, so visitors can enjoy delightful weather and new foliage. 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 with well designed, fresh and classic interiors, while maintaining and appreciating their historical stature.
A unique stop this year will be the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community, celebrating its 90th birthday. Formally Sierra School, the 2013 event included a historic plaque unveiling, visits from local distinguished guests and refreshments. In addition, volunteers are planning displays and a video history.
Another unique feature in the planning stages is a plein air art show. Artists will be invited to paint any aspect of the neighborhood in the latter half of April, whether it be majestic trees, homes, streets, parks or the Center. Paintings will be offered for sale on tour day with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association.
Those who visit all sites will log just under two miles. Bicycling through the neighborhood is an option and bike racks are provided.
The program for the 27th Annual Curtis Park Home Tour kicks off at 10am at the north end of Curtis Park. Visitors will enjoy music, vintage cars, food from Wicked ‘Wich and Mama Kims, and information on home restoration.
The event is a fundraiser for the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association and benefits the Sierra 2 Center and SCNA programs. The Greater Broadway Partnership and Joseph Eschelman with Wells Fargo Advisors are supporting sponsors.
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: 27th Annual Curtis Park Home Tour, presented by the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association (SCNA)
When: Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $20 ($15 for SCNA members) in advance; $25 ($20 for SCNA members) day of the event.
Tickets: Will be available online at www.sierra2.org in late March, at the Sierra 2 Center at 2791-24th Street, and area stores.
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. The tour winds throughout an almost two-mile area in the Curtis Park neighborhood. 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