Spring means a flurry of house tours, decorator showcase tours and garden tours....all of which I plan to attend this year! First up this season is a home tour in my own neighborhood: The Curtis Park Home Tour. My own home was on the tour a few years ago right after I had finished my kitchen remodel.
This year I have another kitchen on the tour! Katie Denham Interiors designed a new kitchen for a young family here in Curtis Park, and they decided to put the home on the tour. I thought you might like a little peek! I still have some staging to do for the event, which is this Saturday.
I wish I had better "before" pictures for you because we reconfigured the space while staying within the original footprint of the house. There was a doorway and small hall leading to the Laundry room which I closed off to allow a spot for the new refrigerator. I opened up a new doorway through the eating nook with a French Pocket door. There used to be a doorway between the kitchen and nook, which I opened up making the space much more open, and the kitchen larger as well.
The Curtis Park Home Tour is celebrating its Silver Anniversary this year. It has been an ongoing tradition for 25 years. Tim and I moved to the neighborhood 19 years ago this month, right before the birth of our oldest daughter Hannah. We had a little 3 bedroom house that we fixed up before moving to the house we live in now...which we are still fixing up! We waited a few years before we found another house in Curtis Park to move into. By that time we had aother daughter and one bathroom....it was time to to find a bigger house....but moving away from this wonderful neighborhood with its historic elm trees and huge Sycamores, the parks, the houses built from the 1910's through the 30's and 40's was out of the question. So waited patiently.
Curtis Park is a neighborhood like no other. There is a sense of community you will find in very few other places. There is a strong tendency toward historical preservation, and this is reflected in the Home Tour. There will be vintage cars parked along the route, and a talk given about the history of the neighborhood. The houses on the tour reflect the architectural history of the neighborhood. The tour is less about decor, and more about "home" and what it means to the generous neighbors who have leant thier houses to the tour this year.
I think the thing I look forward to most about the tour is getting out in the beautiful Spring weather and seeing all of my neighbors and friends.
For a great article about the Curtis Park Home and Garden Tour by the Sacramento Bee, Click HERE.
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