Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CSL Home Tour

More home stuff, but this time it's other people's homes. This Friday and Saturday (April 24th and 25th) is the CSL Home Tour -  a tour of five homes in Piedmont and Oakland. Please run, don't walk to get a ticket. This tour raises around $120,000 year to help at-risk children in the East Bay.  It's a wonderful opportunity to have a good old nosy around people's houses - and do some good. I think the US is the only country to do these tours, isn't it? A few tantalising snaps of what you will see. All photos by Treve Johnson.



You will get to see five homes with very varied styles, including Tudor (shown above), Mid Century (1970's) Modern, 1910 brown shingle Craftsman, Spanish Mediterranean and Spanish Revival.











You can buy tickets online or from a variety of places around the East Bay including Terrace Gifts and Coffee on Broadway Terrace.

Which room (or space) in peoples' homes do you love seeing most? For me I think it's still the kitchen. I am having a moment with the old bar cart these days though. They always look so refreshing don't you think?


20 comments:

  1. Some of those places would sure be neat to see. I never heard tell of such a thing being done anywhere else.

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    1. Funny here too, if you go to someone's house for dinner, they often ask if you want a tour! It's so good! Would never happen in London (there you have to have a nosy on the way to the loo)

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  2. Nice wrote up, Jodi. Our house is on the tour this year, and it is a bit crazy around here. Any tips from a veteran?

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    1. Good on you! We stayed with friends for Thurs and Fri evening made it so much easier not to keep cleaning up. Though we had to return briefly to pick up Tallulah's soccer jersey - weird to see hundreds of people in your house!
      It's a great way to do all the things you've put off isn't it? We did all the gutters and windows and stuff...
      Can't wait to see you place in person!

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  3. Bitches have nothing on you baby:). Actually I agree with Pat, would be neat to see. Oh, did I tell you I'm in ITALY!!! Yeah, too much to drink..time for night night. Thought the spread in Sunset, which I have actually heard of, was pretty damn cool. Love ya.

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    1. Oh! Jealous. have a glasso of prosecco on me, Bella!

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  4. I have just been to New Zealand , Cambridge, for an open house tour. Organised by nz house and garden magazine as a charity fund raiser. It was a fabulous day. Lunch by Lake Karapiro. 9 houses. Worth the flight from Brisbane.

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  5. I love seeing other people's houses, of course I always come home depressed. I have a nice house, but it looks so lived in.

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  6. That's a tour I'd like to take, I find American homes so very different than here yet oddly familiar.

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  7. Love it! They do them here in Canada - they are so much fun, aren't they?

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  8. Hello Jody,

    We should certainly be in the queue for tickets for this event if we were in the right country!
    We have been tantalised with these glimpses into houses so very different in style yet each with its own interest. One can well imagine gleaning many ideas to take home and try out for oneself.

    This last weekend buildings, each of them over 100 years old, were open to the public in Budapest and provided a fascinating insight into their architects and current inhabitants.

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    1. Hello Hattats, I'll be those are wonderful homes

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  9. I love stuff like this! They do open house here too and it ranges from private homes of either historic or architectural value to public institutions or offices with unique festires .some need applying and it's only for a weekend, I'd like to do it but houses are all town so you only catch a few ps your house looks amazing from the preview post!

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    1. Hi Naomi, loved your striped house post today, that's what I miss about London!

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  10. I was planning to come up this weekend but had to cancel. This looks like so much fun! Love the kitchen in the second photo!

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    1. Hi Cindy, thanks for popping by, I do love your denim shirt outfits today

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  11. Excellent idea and very brave of the people who open up their homes.

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