Tour Explores a Neighborhood Remade by Fire

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DSC_0140The Village Laguna Charm House Tour sets out Sunday, May 17, to explore seven homes in Laguna Canyon, whose owners all were personally impacted by the 1993 Laguna Beach firestorm.

The 43rd annual tour will feature distinct and unique homes, from cottages to modern edifices, each with lush gardens and great art. Several on the tour survived the historic fire and others are replacements for the homes that the owners lost in the blaze.

Among the homes visitors will enter is a tiny, immaculately-maintained wooden cottage built in 1939. The owners recall a canyon childhood surrounded by hippies and beatniks.

Another of the homes is owned by a noted Laguna artist. Her work is featured throughout the house as is the furniture made by her artisan husband.

DSC_0035One home designed by noted Laguna architect Mark Singer was built to replace the house that originally stood at the site, but was consumed in the ’93 blaze. Metal work created by the artist owner-occupant including railings, tables, chairs and an entertainment center are key in this modern dwelling.

All seven homes are within walking distance of each other but there will be a bus available for those desiring some assistance.

The tour begins in the ACT V parking lot at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. Parking is free and a shuttle will transport participants to the first home from noon to 3 p.m. The houses will be open for touring until 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $50 in pre-sale and $60 on the day of the tour. Proceeds contribute to Village Laguna’s political action campaign committee.

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For additional info: call 949 472-7503.

 

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