Next weekend brings an annual event for home-lovers and –gawkers—it’s the .
In its sixth year, the home tour is a fun event for residents to go take a sneak peek inside some of the most beautiful homes of the Bird Rock Community. Co-chair of the Bird Rock Home Tour, Michelle Fulks, said this year is bringing a special treat for history buffs.
“It’s the first time we have a historic home on the tour,” Fulks said.
It’s also the first year that tickets for the tour will only be available on the day of the event. Those with hungry eyes for homes can purchase their tickets at , a sponsor of the event, on Jan. 28 for $25 (Bird Rock Community Council members pay just $20).
Fulks said the homes are picked by her and her co-chair, Celeste Trudeau. The two went around the neighborhood and knocked on doors, with six houses as their goal.
“Six is a good number,” Fulks said. “It allows people to see good quality homes without anyone feeling overburdened.”
The annual event is what Fulks like to call a “community event with a fundraising feel to it.” Proceeds from the tour will benefit the , since most of the committee for the tour has kids in the school. A lead sponsor for the fifth year in a row that helps benefit the school is Golba Architecture.
“They’ve been our sponsor for five years in a row,” Fulks said. “They’re very supportive of our community and I’m very grateful for them.”
Other sponsors for the event include:
- Whitt Lincoln
- Wells Fargo
- Realtor Linda Daniels
- Lele’s Cleaners
- Bird Rock UPS
- Tony Parker General Builders
- Shustak Frost and Partners
is also playing a part in the home tour. During the entire weekend of the event, Jan. 28-29, the antique and collectible shop will be celebrating its 15th anniversary of business. The owner is generously offering a percentage of the weekend sales to Bird Rock Elementary.
The Bird Rock Home Tour takes place on Jan 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Those wishing to walk through the six homes can purchase their tickets at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, where they’ll receive a map of the houses. All tours are self-guided, so feel free to mosey and enjoy the architecture and interior design of each home. For any questions about the home tour, call 858-775-8500.
“It’s a great event,” Fulks said. “We hope that people come out and see the homes.”