Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring Home Tour

by Sheila

Beautiful Dining Room - Note the blue ceiling and curtains. 
The homes are amazing, the gardens are groomed, and the owners are on hand to share their stories.  They are large and small, casual and ornate, and basically there is something for everyone.  I'm talking about the Encanto Palmcroft Home Tour that was held recently in Phoenix, but I know these tours are available around the country.  If you've never been to one, I highly encourage you to give it a try. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon, strolling through homes where owners have been generous enough to put their inner realm on display for all the world to see.  There is a charge ($20 in this case) - a little hefty, but  this all goes to charity, so it's all good.

These homes were originally built from the 1920's to the 1940's.  Much of the original character has been maintained, but as you will see, numerous upgrades have been made over the years.  There are lots of great ideas and interesting approaches to using space.  Many of the finishes are to die for, and has I told my husband some of the appliances are worth more than my car.  The only problem with these amazing tours is that you want to go home and get out a sledge hammer  and do a little renovating yourself.
The Kitchens...

Living Areas...
Bedrooms & Bathrooms...  
And special spaces indoors & out...

Thanks to all the homeowners who participated in this and other tours around the country.  We appreciate your willingness to open your homes to us and share the special place you call home! 


  1. I've never been on a " home " tour in my life ( other than open houses for sell ) Those kitchen back splashes are amazing!
    Thanks for bringing me along :)

  2. Wow what a nice place. I haven't been on any home tours like these. What a great treat. Thanks for sharing!