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Eight residences to view on Designs for Living Home Tour

“Cozy in-town cottage on well-landscaped lot. Walking distance to downtown Nevada City. Commuter’s Dream.”

True today, this could well have been the 1866 classified ad representing one of this weekend’s selections in the Music in the Mountains’ “Designs for Living Home Tour.”

The Nevada City home, built in the 1880s as a 49er’s miners cabin, has recently been restored and renovated to resemble the cozy center of family living that defined this residence more than 100 years ago. Capitalizing on the high ceilings, original large windows and natural symmetry common in 19th century architecture, the new owners filled the interior with antiques and art reflective of their East Coast origins. This home was recently featured in the Sierra Heritage at Home magazine.

Seven other residences will be open during the “Designs for Living Home Tour” this Saturday and Sunday. The Nevada City and Grass Valley residences include Victorians, Tuscan villas, Arts & Crafts designs and a 21st century retreat.

Maps and directions will be available at the eight homes and at the Music in the Mountains box office in Nevada City. Admission is $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are good both days.

The annual fund-raising event for Music in the Mountains is a self-guided tour. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Refreshments will be served at the Deer Creek Inn; local youth musicians will play classical music featuring string trio String of Pearls, a Hammer Dulcimer duo and a violin duo.

Call 265-6124 or (800) 218-2188; check the Web at http://www.musicinthemountains.org or visit Odyssey Books, The Book Seller, Nevada City Postal Co., Mike’s Alta Sierra Market and Citizens Bank in Lake Wildwood for tickets.

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