Moves to Spring 2018!
April 21st & 22nd
Music in the Mountains, Nevada County’s premier advocate for classical music, has announced its 35th annual Home Tour. New for this year, is the season in which the Home Tour is being presented. Spring has sprung! Time to think about home improvements, what’s new in the decorating world. Is wallpaper truly back? Retro still in style? Grey the new beige?!
The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22 from 10am to 4pm. Don’t miss this popular event which allows the public to take a peek at six of the most beautiful and unique homes in our fabulous Gold Country plus a 273 square foot tiny house. From Victorian to Contemporary, the tour truly features something for everyone offering a wide variety of décor and decorating ideas for every taste.
Begin your journey at a “new” Victorian situated in downtown Grass Valley in a neighborhood of beautiful historic houses, you’ll visit this unique home first built in 1992. From first impression to the view of Downtown from the party deck out back, this home is adorable. While maintaining its Victorian feel, the owners made an effort to give it an updated, more modern look.
Your next stop is at Prospector’s Nursery where Sierra Tiny Houses presents one of its adorable options for small-space living. As tiny houses are trending, we thought you’d enjoy the opportunity to visit what the future holds in store.
Just up the hill is a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home perched on Banner Mountain. Nestled in the conifer forest with views for days, the Asian fusion of this home will delight you.
A lovely drive in the country takes you to a beautiful home overlooking Mountain Lake Estates. Contemporary architecture astounds your senses as you walk up to the front door. The cherry wood throughout the home is breath-taking. Each room boasts beautiful architectural details that the home owners painstakingly chose. Here you can enjoy some refreshments while taking in the soothing pond and spectacular spring garden.
From here, your journey takes you to the above-mentioned Mountain Lake Estates. This contemporary ranch-style house is an artist’s dream. Both homeowners are artists and their home reflects the talent they exhibit. They are also collectors of art, adding to the richness of the décor. The tour includes a woodworking shop and design studio where you will see examples of the work these two talented people create.
The tour loop takes you back into town where not one, but two stately Victorians await you. Although differing in architecture and style, both present a wonderful glimpse into our historic past. Pay particular attention to the details in each home. You won’t be disappointed!
At the eighth stop on the tour, meander out to the back patio for a glass of wine and imagine life in the 1800’s as you wind down from your weekend of touring the special homes of Nevada County.
Several restaurants in the area are giving tour-goers a discount on lunch if you wish to indulge in some local cuisine.
Tickets are available online at MusicintheMountains.org and at the MIM Box Office at 530 Searls Ave. in Nevada City. The cost is $25 before March 23, $30 after March 23 and $35 at the door. Get your tickets early and take advantage of the lowest price! Tickets are good for both days. Complimentary cookies and beverages will be available at House #3. There is a No-host wine/beer bar at House #6. Also, there is an incredible raffle for a lucky winner for a beautiful Foothill Florist flower arrangement once a month for a year …and more!
As a Music in the Mountains Alliance (MIMA) fundraiser, your participation in Home Tour 2018 will help support MIM’s many world-class musical performances enjoyed by so many throughout the year (such as ‘Happy Birthday, USA’ at the Fairgrounds) but you will also keep alive the many MIM youth musical educational programs offered to the youth in our community. Thank you for your support.