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AIA East Bay Home Tour 2014

If you are looking for inspiration for what you can do to renovate or remodel your own home, this year’s AIA East Bay Home Tour just may be exactly what you need.  With a total of six stunning homes, the tour offers a mix of the old and the new – with several of the homes belonging to the architects or designers who created them.

Included in the tour is a Mid-Century Modern home that was originally designed by Roger Lee, an architect who shared Joseph Eichler’s affinity for the California Modern style of open floor plans and indoor/outdoor style.  Revitalized by architect Joanne Koch, AIA the home has been updated while maintaining the integrity of the original design.  Other remodels on the tour include a circa 1930 cabin that has been thoughtfully brought into the 21st Century by architect John Quiter; a Craftsman bungalow, renovated by Stacy Eisenmann of Eisenmann Architecture; and a classic ‘60s ranch home that has been transformed into a LEED certified home by Michelle Kaufmann, AIA.

In addition to the four revamped showplaces on the tour, there will be two original homes.  One arose from the ashes of the infamous Oakland Hills fire.  Designed by David S. Wilson of WA Design, the home is built on a shallow double lot and provides openness and views while maintaining privacy for the owners.  The second is a contemporary home, created by Regan Bice, AIA.  Set in the redwoods overlooking Tilden Park and the San Francisco Bay the Gallery House is reminiscent of a very sophisticated, modernistic tree house.

In addition to seeing some amazing East Bay architecture on this self-guided tour, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the architects and discuss their work with them.  Oh, did I mention…  Four of the six homes are architect-designer owned!

Mark the date:  August 9, 2014.  For tickets or more information visit AIA East Bay 2014 Home Tours.

For inspiration while you are waiting for August 9, take a look at our own Eichler Gallery.  We’ve got tons of ideas for renovations, large and small, for your own Mid-Century Modern daydreams.

Photo:  Roger Lee home, renovated by Joanne Koch, AIA, photographer: Bruce Damonte

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