AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Taking place Saturday, May 10, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences– all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living. This year's featured homes are located in Petaluma, Kenwood, Sonoma and Windsor.
5223 Red Hill Road
Monkey Ranch is a 47-acre former dairy farm nestled in the rolling green hills of Petaluma just north of San Francisco. Proprietors Sue and Alan Cooper left the fast-pace of Silicon Valley to turn it into an oasis of calm in the country. Quietly grazing sheep, roaming chickens, rows of organic vegetables and outdoor games like bocce and horseshoes preserve the casual nature and scenic beauty of Sonoma living.
Beyond the art fountain in the courtyard stands the Tall Barn which serves as the headquarters for the 2014 Sonoma Living: Home Tours. Tour goers can purchase or pick up will-call tickets as well as enjoy the picnic areas and explore the duck pond on the ranch. With plenty of parking available on the property, participants are invited to carpool and journey with their friends to the different homes on this tour.
Edmonds + Lee Architects
Schwartz and Architecture
Retrospect Vineyards House
Swatt | Miers Architects
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Sonoma Living: Home Tours advance tickets are now on sale. Use the code AIASONOMA for a $10 discount off the advance price. Members and Non-members may use the discount.
Through April 25
April 26 through May10
Hilton Sonoma Wine Country
3555 Round Barn Blvd.
Santa Rosa, California
Hilton Sonoma Wine Country is pleased to offer a special discounted guest room rate of $169 for Sonoma Living: Home Tour attendees on the evening of Saturday, May 10, 2014. Attendees must book by Friday, April 25 to receive the preferred rate. Click here to reserve your room now!
Taking place September 20 + 21 during the Architecture and the City festival, San Francisco Living will feature 10 unique urban residences that showcase a variety of architectural styles.
2014 San Francisco Living projects will be announced in August!
About the Tours
AIA San Francisco's Home Tours series is the first of its kind in the Bay Area to promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view.
Started in San Francisco in 2004, the annual program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in the region. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Bay Area living. AIASF expanded the series to Marin County in 2010.
Tours promote awareness and understanding of excellent design, as well as demonstrate the positive impact of design as it contributes to our economy, environment and community identity. Pre-tour lectures and opportunities to interact with representatives from the design team on the day of the tour provide valuable insight into the design process.
Click the images at right to learn more about past San Francisco and Marin home tours. Images © Bruce Damonte and Phil Bond.
Email Jaime Wong or call 415.874.2632 with questions or inquiries about AIA San Francisco's Home Tours programs.
Home Tours Committee
Paul Adamson, FAIA
Nate Bisbee, AIA AIARE President
Bonnie Bridges, AIA
Nilus de Matran, Assoc. AIA
Lise de Vito, Assoc. AIA
Mark English, AIA
Morgan Pierce, AIA
Cecilia Quezada, AIA
Sarah Willmer, AIA
Jaime Wong, AIASF Program Manager
Wendy Young, AIARE Executive Director