The Vista Las Palmas Modernism Week home tour is scheduled for February 15, 2019. This year's theme for the tour is Vista Las Palmas, the Alexander's Jewel in the Crown designed by William Krisel and Charles Du Bois.
This year's six homes have been expertly curated to showcase the amazing modernist style that is found in our neighborhood. They include a Du Bois Alohaus (aka "Swiss Miss") recently renovated by Lindsey Bennett of HGTV's Desert Flippers, and the former Krisel home of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee which has been lovingly restored after 20 years of abandonment.
Special to our tour will be education sessions from Krisel and Du Bois experts Chris Menrad and Ryan Harris who will hold several sessions throughout the day. They will provide their unique perspective on what made each architect's work special.
Tickets for the tour are almost sold out! Only 1 ticket is available on the website but Modernism Week has promised to make an additional set available for sale in early December. We'll let you know when they are posted. We will also offer some tickets for sale the day of the tour. You can find the tour website here: https://tickets.
We are looking for volunteers for the day of the event (February 15th) to work the check-in area as well as to serve as docents at six fantastic homes. We need two shifts of volunteers as there are morning and afternoon tours. So we need everyone to lend a hand. Choose to volunteer and you won't be disappointed. Volunteers from previous years report having lots of fun, meeting great neighbors, and experiencing amazing architecture.
All volunteers will receive tickets to the tour so they can visit all the homes and they'll be invited to an after party at the fabulous home of Patsy and Dave Marino!
To be added to the Modernism Week Volunteers for our VLPNO House Tour, send your email address + phone number to:
(Please just jot "YES, Volunteer!" in the subject line and provide your phone #.)