SM CONSERVANCY SPOTLIGHTS LANDMARKS
The Santa Monica Conservancy’s latest tour, “Living in a Landmark,” on Sunday, June 3, offers tour-goers a unique opportunity to visit some of Santa Monica’s most historic homes!
Landmark buildings are not frozen in time. The tour and reception will demonstrate how landmarks – like all buildings – evolve and change to meet the needs of successive owners. Each home is a case study showing how sensitive stewardship of historic properties can be balanced with the desire to upgrade, improve, and, in some cases, add to living space.
The Home Tour, scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. next Sunday, will feature five outstanding landmarks, each reflecting the creativity and individuality of its current owner: the adaptive reuse of an 1875 historic church as a residence; the renovation and expansion of a Craftsman airplane bungalow; A Craftsman home showcasing the owners’ special collections; the care and maintenance of Irving Gill’s circa 1919 Horatio West Court; and the expansion of a beautiful Craftsman home on Palisades Avenue
Following the tour, a fund-raising reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., in support of the Conservancy’s educational programs, at the Zimmers House on La Mesa Drive, a John Byers adobe landmark that has been skillfully restored and expanded for a family with young children. This award-winning project exemplifies the art of creating new life for a historic landmark. The Zimmers House was built in 1924, and designated in 2008
Ticket information: Advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended! A limited supply of tickets may be available on the day of the tour. Tour: $45/$35 for SM Conservancy Members,
Reception, $150/$125 for SM Conservancy Members, Tour and reception, $175/$150 for SM Conservancy Members
Purchase tickets online – firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying number and type of tickets, and your email and phone.
Special offer: Join, upgrade or renew membership at the $1000 Patron Level and receive two complimentary Tour and Reception tickets.
Day of Tour Details: Tickets and tour maps will be provided at check-in, from 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM at either the school parking lot at 2525 Fifth Street or 514 Palisades Avenue. Guests drive or bicycle themselves to each home. Docent-guided tours will be ongoing from noon to 5 PM, rain or shine.
Please note: privately owned homes may not meet ADA requirements.
Questions? email email@example.com or leave a message at 310-496-3146.
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