The Santa Monica Conservancy presents “Living in a Landmark” - a special opportunity to visit some of Santa Monica’s most historic homes! This tour and reception will show how landmarks – like all buildings - evolve and change to meet the needs of successive owners.
The Tour, from noon to 5 PM, features five outstanding landmarks, each reflecting the creativity and individuality of the current owner: the adaptive reuse of an 1875 historic church as a residence; the renovation and expansion of a Craftsman airplane bungalow; a Craftsman home showcasing the owners’ special collections; the care and maintenance of Irving Gill’s Horatio West Court; and the expansion of a beautiful Craftsman home on Palisades Avenue.
Tour goers will receive a brochure with a map at check in, and drive or bicycle themselves to the homes, where docent-guided tours will be ongoing from noon to 5 PM.
After the Tour, there will be a Reception supporting the Conservancy’s educational programs from 5 to 7 PM at the Zimmers House on La Mesa Drive, a John Byers adobe landmark that has been skillfully restored and expanded for a family with young children. This award-winning project exemplifies the art of creating new life for a historic landmark.
Tickets for the Tour are $45, for the Reception are $150, and for both are $175. Santa Monica Conservancy members receive discounts.