If you’re in the mood for a road trip, I have a great destination in mind: the first-ever Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour on Saturday, June 26. This tour will showcase more than 20 quintessentially Californian residential and commercial structures built between 1945 and 1970 and features homes in Sacramento’s South Land Park and adjacent neighborhoods, which contain hundreds of mid-century modern residential and commercial buildings.
This home in South Land Park Estates is an example of one of the beautiful mid-century modern homes scheduled for the tour. It was designed by Sacramento architect Carter Sparks around 1957-58 for the Frame family. Other architects and designers featured on the tour include: Jones + Emmons for Eichler Homes, Donald Thaden, George Muraki (photo below), designer George W. Hackett, designer Robert N. Hill, Rickey + Brooks, James A. Garrison, designer Bucky H. Fong, Herbert Y. Niiya, Dean Unger, Albert Dreyfuss, Sooky Lee, Harry J. Devine, Grant Caywood, and William Koblik.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m on June 26th at the Sacramento Executive Airport at 6151 Freeport Boulevard. Homes will be open to visitors from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will receive tour booklets and driving maps upon check-in, and will be able to set their own pace and visit locations on the map in any order they wish until close at 4:00 p.m. (I love tours that are set up like this!) Homeowners and docents will be on-site to greet visitors and answer questions. Tickets are $20.00 and are on sale through PayPal on the Mid-Century Modern Home Tour site.