The excitement is building, as the days get longer and everywhere around you spring is in full bloom. In Carpinteria, that means one thing: Carpinteria Beautiful’s 2014 Annual Home and Garden Tour. Always the last Saturday in April, this year’s home and garden tour is all about inspiration, creativity and celebrating the small community with a big heart. For 17 years this self-guided tour through some of Carpinteria’s best homes and gardens has been a wonderful venue for those who love amazing architecture, décor and landscaping.
Each year the Home and Garden Tour focuses on bringing you a variety of homes and landscapes to enjoy and stimulate the imagination. This year we are welcoming guests into five very unique homes and one expansive seven-acre landscaped oasis. We can’t give all of our secrets away, but we can give you a small glimpse of the diverse lineup of homes and gardens that will make up this splendid day. Three of the homes are located within the downtown area of Carpinteria. Each home uniquely showcasing the diverse lifestyles and exceptional character that makes up our small town. A Nantucket style beach vacation retreat, a Spanish Mediterranean home with a one of kind mural done by local artist John Wullbrandt and a new construction home that is an open-concept family home with lots of whimsical charm and an exquisite use of modern materials. Our other three properties are all located in the foothills of Carpinteria and offer some of the most
stunning views of the Rincon surf point, the mountain ranges and valleys. You will be treated to a tour of a historic 1928 ranch house and a Post-Modern home that houses a wonderful collection of paintings, sculptures and photography. You will want to have your notebook in hand and your most comfortable shoes while exploring our featured landscape property. Strolling this property you will be enchanted by the array of tropical plantings, and authentic poolside Tiki Hut and even a formal rose garden and expansive views of mountains and ocean.
According the Donnie Nair, Chairperson for the Home and Garden Tour, “Everyone has their own unique method for exploring the homes, and we certainly do not put any restrictions on the time you spend at each location or the order in which you want to explore the properties. We hope people will plan to spend the whole day exploring the town of Carpinteria having lunch, shopping and touring this year’s extraordinary homes and gardens.”
The event is $30.00 per person and the ticket includes a detailed map and brief description of each home and garden. You will also be treated to homemade cookies and our secret recipe lemonade during the tour. Tickets go on sale April 1 at the following locations throughout Carpinteria: Sandcastle Time, The Cotton Company, Porch, Curious Cup Bookshop, Susan Willis, Carpinteria Lumber, and Roxanne’s A Wish and a Dream. You can also purchase tickets at the Carpinteria Farmer’s Market every Thursday throughout April. You may also purchase your tickets by mail, send check and a return postage envelope to PO Box 1294, Carpinteria, CA 93014.
Get your tickets early as this event does sell out!
Carpinteria Beautiful is a non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible. All proceeds benefit Carpinteria Beautiful’s many community projects throughout the year. To learn more about this event or see what Carpinteria Beautiful is doing to keep Carpinteria clean, green and beautiful, please visit the Carpinteria Beautiful website: www.carpinteriabeautiful.org. Follow us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/carpinteriabeautiful for the latest updates on the Home and Garden Tour, including features and photos for this year’s tour. Contact Committee Chair, Donnie Nair by calling 684-9328 for more information.