I couldn't be any more incredibly excited to introduce a new series of home tours. I've long been a fan and gone several years in a row to the AIASF home tours which is part of the Architecture and the City festival that happens every September but that is just but once a year and nearly all the tours are right here in San Francisco with a rare tour outside. So when I heard about the Marin tours I nearly squealed out loud. If you haven't gone to anything like this before I really highly recommend getting yourself at least a one day ticket because while the photos are incredible there really is no substitute for experiencing these spaces in person. In photos you don't experience the flow of the plan or the natural adjacencies, the scale or the materials and textures, or even how these spaces nestle into the landscape. It's an all sensory experience.
I also highly recommend it for anyone thinking of remodeling or designing their space as you can see all the materials in action and not in a catalog not to mention it brings you in close contact to several different architect's work. See the details below to nab yourself a ticket. See you there.
DWELL + MARIN MAGAZINE
to host Modern Home Tour in Marin
April 27 - 29, 2012
(March 9, 2012 - SAUSALITO, Calif.) - Marin Magazine, in partnership with Dwell Media, will host the second Dwell+Marin Magazine Home Tour, a modern home tour in Marin County on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, 29, 2012 (with a Meet the Architects reception and presentation at Cavallo Point in Sausalito on Friday, April 27, 2012). This home tour is the first of Dwell's 2012 five-city tour, which will follow with tours in Los Angeles, San Diego, Silicon Valley and New York City. Ten-percent of ticket proceeds for the Marin tour will benefit Architecture for Humanity.
WHEN: April 27 through 29, 2012
COST: $25 Meet the Architects Cocktail Reception
$75 Single-Day Pass
$150 Weekend Pass*
(*Weekend Pass includes an invitation to Meet the Architects reception)
top photo: Matthew Millman
bottom photo: Patrick Carney