California Heights Home & Garden Tour

Another Successful Home & Garden Tour

by Kerrie Weaver

On Sunday, October 18th, over 500 guests walked, biked, and rode the trolley during the 15th California Heights Home and Garden Tour that showcased vintage homes, whimsical gardens and our charming historic neighborhood. Over 300 of those guests took the opportunity to attend author Carole Coates’ fabulous presentation on historic art tile and vintage California furnishings.

Docents guided guests through four beautiful Spanish homes as well as one of the few Colonial Revival-style homes found in California Heights. Docents in each of the rooms provided guests with information on the homes’ original features as well as sympathetic additions and remodels that had been completed. Two charming gardens were also featured on the tour, where docents answered any questions guests had about plant varieties or paving materials.

Residents on the 3700 block of Lewis generously hosted local business and treats in their front yards. Guests stopping by could grab a sweet treat from Sweet Lucie’s Ice Cream Truck or Sweet and Saucy, a beverage from Steelhead Coffee, purchase a Cal Heights Home Tour t-shirt or check out information from the Historical Society of Long Beach and Long Beach Heritage, all while listening to music performed live by local resident Lee Hansen.

Our second year providing bike racks for tour guests turned out to be a huge hit, with the new picket-fence-style bike racks jam-packed throughout the day. Special thanks to Tom Underhill for the inspiration and to Rob Weaver for generously taking the time to build them!

At the end of the day, it was another wonderful, successful home and garden tour. As you know, this is the main fundraiser for the Cal Heights Neighborhood Association. It enables us to plant trees, pick up litter, restore lampposts, create a more beautiful and safer neighborhood, and generally add to our area’s charm and beauty.

Our next home tour will be October of 2017.

Call or email with questions: info@calheights.org or 562-424-6727


 

Past Home Tours

2015 Home Tour Book

2013 Home Tour Book

2011 Home Tour Book

2009 Home Tour Book

2007 Home Tour Book

2006 Home Tour Book

2005 Home Tour Book

2004 Home Tour Book