It’s a lovely thing to be welcomed into another’s home. The Carpinteria Beautiful association knows this and so for the past 17 years has organized the town’s Home and Garden Tour. The self-guided circuit features five domiciles with varying landscaping, architecture, and interior design including a Nantucket-style beach abode, a Spanish Mediterranean home, and an “open-concept” residence that emphasizes a whimsical charm, a 1928 ranch house with a view of Rincon, and a postmodern dwelling with paintings and photography dotting its walls.
The $30-per-person ticket price includes a map, description of each home and garden, and homemade cookies and lemonade and can be purchased at Sandcastle Time, Carpinteria Cotton Company, Porch, Curious Cup Bookstore, Susan Willis, Carpinteria Valley Lumber Co., Roxanne’s A Wish and A Dream, and the Carpinteria Farmers Market (Thursdays) through April. The tour takes place Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info, check out facebook.com/carpinteriabeautiful or call 684-9328.