Spring has sprung in sunny Sacramento....in fact I am already having to put netting over our fruit trees before the birds and squirrels steal all the plums, peaches, and apricots just starting to appear. Spring means home tours around these parts, and Curtis Park, the neighborhood I live in, is gearing up for a great tour this year.
It is a day where vintage cars from the Capital A's Model A Ford Club drive around this neighborhood bringing back the feeling of when this neighborhood was born back in the early 1900's. Our house was built in 1911, and most of the houses were built between 1910 and 1940. We have a great variety of architectural styles, from Victorian Farmhouse, to Craftsman Bungalow, to Monterrey style, to Tudor style here. We moved here because Tim and I both love the history, the variety, the gardens, but most of all, the neighbors. It is the people that convinced us this was the place for us....there is perhaps one degree of separation here. Everyone knows someone who knows someone else. It has a community spirit that is not easy to find.
|Last year's tour with an example of the vintage cars found throughout the neighborhood on tour day. The little green Tudor across the street was our first house in Sacramento! |
Photo by Katie Denham
Which brings us to the annual Home Tour! Every year, there are very generous people who allow us all to look through their homes....often times there are recent remodels or decorating changes to see. But most often they are simply community minded souls who want to contribute in any way they can to making this a better place to live. They want to share their lives with us and in doing so, our neighborhood is able to contribute financially to our Community Center, Sierra 2 Center, as well as to our local Elementary School, Bret Harte.
This year, the line up looks great! There are seven homes, a couple of Monterrey style, a few Tudor cottages and an American Foursquare. I will be taking lots of photos on Tour Day and posting more afterwards. There will be food and drink available and picnic tables under the shade trees in the park where you can listen to local bands while enjoying lunch.
You can buy your tickets online HERE!
Hope to see you there!!!
All photos by Rudy Calpo unless otherwise noted