Sunday, April 10, 2016

June 18th, 2016: Next Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour!

The next Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, a fundraiser organized by Sacramento Modern (SacMod), will be on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 9AM to 3PM.

Tickets, while they last, are $20 for SacMod members and $35 for non-members. More tour details and ticket purchases are available from Brown Paper Tickets online. To order tickets by phone, please call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Phone orders are available 24/7.

Will-call ticket registration for the 2016 tour begins at 8:30AM at Alice Birney Waldorf-Inspired K-8 School in South Land Park (designed by Herbert Goodpastor in 1958). Modern and vintage products from local designers and vendors will be displayed. Guests will receive a collectible guidebook that features addresses and a map, in-depth historic information, related points of interest, and local vintage resources. They will also receive complimentary bottled water (courtesy of Raley’s); the summer issue of Atomic Ranch magazine (courtesy of Atomic Ranch magazine); and retro candy, toys, and other small treats along the tour route while supplies last.

SacMod’s 2016 tour features homes in the South Land Park, Land Park, Hollywood Park, and Greenhaven neighborhoods. SacMod’s 2010 and 2013 tours sold out and were attended by over a thousand guests. This year’s tour will feature a wide variety of mid-20th century living — highlighting the time period's distinctive architecture, design, and lifestyle. Guests will spend a fun day touring some of Sacramento's best mid-century homes, gardens, and vintage vehicles in authentic Sacramento mid-century neighborhoods. Styles range from minimalist to kitsch, moderns to ranch homes, and everything in between. 

It takes very special and generous people who are willing to share their private homes! Homeowners this year have a great eye for design and are especially devoted to modernism. They include folks from fogmodern, Hepcat Restorations, Vintage Sacramento, and SacMod (Sacramento Modern). These homes also demonstrate that thoughtfully maintaining a mid-20th century home can be sustainable and economical. This year’s tour includes a drought-tolerant modern garden and a wonderful kitchen project that incorporates salvaged vintage cabinets.

The seven tour homes include: - a rare custom modern home by Sparks and Thaden (1959/1967) in Land Park;
- two Eichler Homes (1955) designed by Jones and Emmons in South Land Park;
- a custom modern home (1967) in Greenhaven;
- a Sierra Builders ranch home (1950) in Hollywood Park;
- a unique custom South Land Park ranch home built by Floyd Cantrell (1959); and,
- a distinctive ranch/modern home designed by Leo McGlade and Associates (1962) in South Land Park.

Look for in-depth articles with sneak peeks into tour homes in several magazines, including:
- Sacramento Magazine (May 2016), "Eichler Fever";
- Comstock’s May 2016 online edition, "Mad for Mod";
- Land Park News, May 12, 2016, "Save the Date: Mid-Century Modern home tour set for June 18th";
- Inside Publications (June 2016)

SacMod is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2010 and is run exclusively by volunteers. We are dedicated to preserving modern art, architecture, and design in the Sacramento region. We do this by conducting home tours, bike tours, walking tours, film screenings, preservation campaigns, conducting research and writing publications, and educating the public about modernism.

Our tour is made possible with the help of our generous sponsors!

Huge thanks to our:
Diamond Sponsor: Lumens
Platinum Sponsors: serrao design/architecture,  Atomic Ranch Magazine
Gold Sponsors: Bukwild,  Paloma Begin,  Scout Living,  Streng Realty,  Station to Station
Silver Sponsors: AIA Central Valley,  GoogieTime,  Hot Italian, Pottery World