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Springtime in the foothills: Music in the Mountains hosts its 36th annual home tour


WHAT: Music in the Mountains’ 36th annual Home Tour

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28

WHERE: Various home locations throughout western Nevada County

TICKETS: $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are good for both days. Will Call tickets will be picked up at House #1, 329 Bennett St., Grass Valley

INFO: http://www.MusicInTheMountains.org or 530-265-6124

Music in the Mountains, a Nevada County advocate for classical music, has announced its 36th annual home tour.

Following its move to spring last year, the Music in the Mountains Alliance looks forward to tour goers experiencing beautiful homes set in their springtime glory.

The event takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28.

Find five vastly different homes on this year’s tour, which allows the public to take a peek into these homes, offering a wide variety of décor and decorating ideas.

What would a Nevada County home your be without its Victorians? Delightfully Victorian on the outside, be prepared to be surprised with the inside of the painted lady on tour this year. The homeowners have renovated this 1889 home, branding it with their personalities. Color accent walls, whimsical décor and a cook’s kitchen are just a few of the features you will enjoy, including music room for music-lovers.

A quick trip across town transports you to the 1930s where The Bee House invites you to sit and stay a spell. The Queen Bee, aka the homeowner, has maintained the original charm of this beauty as she renovated it entirely. The homeowners have decorated this home with thrift store and yard sale finds, as well as family heirlooms, creating a warm and comfortable setting for guests. The garden begs for a stroll through.

The next stop on tour brings attendees to a newly renovated miner’s bungalow in the heart of Grass Valley. The home boasts of handmade poured concrete countertops and coffee table, an inviting master bath and a loft space for siblings to share. At this stop, attendees can enjoy complimentary cookies and coffee in the charming tiered garden.

A short walk around the corner takes you to an adorable Victorian, restored by the current owner. Built in 1888, this home was in disrepair, waiting for the right person to make her beautiful again, with color and warmth in every room. The kitchen was designed for an owner passionate about cooking. The farmhouse sink, the black-and-white tiles and the huge island all combine to create a space for gathering and eating. The Asian-inspired garden speaks to the homeowner’s love of the countries she has visited and the cultures she shares, including a tiny Vietnamese replica village.

From here, the journey travels across the county to a breathtaking home in South County, sitting on 240 acres on the Bear River. Entering the front door, the view out the floor-to-ceiling window of the living room is stunning. Water in the river rushes by, stories below, creating a magnificent backdrop of nature. Brand-spanking new is the pavilion, an inviting space for gathering outdoors. A golf cart is available to experience this attractive addition. The ground floor living area includes the kitchen and bedroom wings. This home boasts a 12-seat theater, a full gym, and a game room. Upstairs is the library and guest wing with a tub fit for a queen in the powder room, one of 14 bathrooms. The wine cellar occupies the lower floor, which is reached from the elevator. A no-host wine and beer bar offers an opportunity to sit, sip and savor the ambience.

Tickets are available online at MusicintheMountains.org and at the MIM Box Office at 530 Searls Ave. in Nevada City. Cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are good for both days.

As a Music in the Mountains Alliance fundraiser, participation in Home Tour 2019 helpw support MIM’s many world-class musical performances enjoyed by so many throughout the year.

Source: Music in the Mountains

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