The Santa Monica Conservancy will present “Living in Landmark,” a docent-led tour of landmark homes in the coastal city from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3.
Tour-goers will have the opportunity to visit five landmark residences including Craftsman style homes, an 1875 church-turned-residence and acclaimed architect Irving Gill’s Horatio West Court, the first building in Santa Monica to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
“People may be under the impression that landmarked buildings are to be kept frozen in time but in reality, they can be changed to meet the needs of successive owners,” said Ruthann Lehrer, tour coordinator for the Santa Monica Conservancy.
A reception will follow the tour from 5 to 7 p.m. at an awarding-winning adobe home on La Mesa Drive, which was designed by local architect John Byers, known for his Spanish Colonial style. The reception is a fundraiser to support the conservancy’s education programs.
Tickets are $45 for the tour only. For those who wish to attend both the tour and reception, the cost is $175.
Tickets and tour maps will be provided at check-in at two locations (the school parking lot at 2525 Fifth St. or 514 Palisades Ave.) beginning at 11:45 am.