bay area architectural voyeurs.....

the sf chronicle has nicely listed all the home tours available this fall for those of us living in the bay area, so i thought it might inspire some of us {i.e. yours truly} to go to some this year if i posted about it here too. there are a lot of compelling options with different themes. . . . from historical victorians to ultra modern homes with living roofs ~ something for nearly every house voyeur taste.
and the best part is the tours are benefitting worthy causes such as children’s enrichment programs, architectural preservation, and families in need.

here's the schedule of tours:
sept. 13-14: american institute of architects' san francisco chapter home tours weekend
sept. 20: junior league's "a day by the bay" house tours
sept. 11-15 and sept. 18-22: dickens house design tour
sept. 28: alameda legacy home tour
oct. 5: shades of green home and garden tour
oct. 19: victorian alliance's fall house tour

and here's a sneak peak at just some of the homes you can get inside of:

{all photos from sfgate}

p.s. i'm also counting down the days until the cas opening {17 to be exact} ~ oooh, so much anticipation for the spectaculars within! for those who don't know: the california academy of sciences is the only place in the world with an aquarium, a planetarium and a natural history museum all under one roof. and the best part is: it's a platinum-level leed certified architectural & design marvel. talk about instant adoration, before i've even stepped foot inside!


paris parfait said...

Wish I were there to view all these places in person. If you can, take photos! :) xoxox

studio wellspring said...

tara ~ i wish you could join me too! what fun we'd have admiring & analyzing..... unfortunately many of the tours won't let you take photos, but i'll certainly try!