June 18th, 2016: Next Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour!

SacMod’s highly praised and most requested event is back! Join SacMod (Sacramento Modern) on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour from 9AM to 3PM. Tickets sold online here.  To order tickets by phone, please call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Phone orders are available 24/7.

Details below!

Our 2016 tour will feature a wide variety of mid-20th century living — highlighting the time period’s distinctive architecture, design, and lifestyle. Spend a fun day touring some of Sacramento’s best mid-century homes, gardens, and vehicles in Sacramento’s beautiful South Land Park, Land Park, and Hollywood Park neighborhoods. From minimalist to kitsch, moderns to ranch homes, and everything in between. Our collectible guidebook features in-depth historic information, related points of interest, and local vintage resources.

Space is limited — buy your tickets early to ensure you don’t miss out!
– Advance ticket sales for members begins April 1, 2016 at 9AM.
– General sales begin April 15, 2016 at 9AM.

– $20 SacMod members
– $35 Non-members
– Children in arms – free
– Children walking – full price.

TO GET MEMBER PRICING: You can become a member any time and receive special rates at this and other SacMod events. It’s easy!
– Please click the link “Get Involved/Join” to purchase a 2016 SacMod Annual Associate Membership via PayPal – $25 for a year of membership.
– Within 12 hours you will receive the password for member ticket pricing to use on Brown Paper Tickets’ site.

Please note that sales on the day of the event are not guaranteed. The tour may sell out before the day of the event.

Event day registration and check in will begin at 8:30AM, at Alice Birney Waldorf-Inspired K-8 School in South Land Park: 6251 13th Street, Sacramento, CA 95831.  (Designed by  Herbert Goodpastor in 1958.)  Attendees will receive a wristband and guidebook at check-in.   All tickets are will-call – all you need is your name to check in.  

Modern and vintage products from local designers and vendors will be displayed. Guests will receive a collectible guidebook that features addresses and a map, in-depth historic information, related points of interest, and local vintage resources. Guests will also receive complimentary bottled water (courtesy of Raley’s); the summer issue of Atomic Ranch magazine (courtesy of Atomic Ranch magazine); and retro candy, toys, and other small treats along the tour route while supplies last.

– Homes will be open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Follow us at Facebook.com/SacMod to stay tuned regarding the most recent tour developments.

Here’s a sampling of what our past tours from 2010 and 2013 were like (thanks to Jessica Chen for making this video!):

The seven tour homes include:
– a rare custom modern home by Sparks and Thaden (1959/1967) in Land Park;
– two Eichler Homes (1955) designed by Jones and Emmons in South Land Park;
– a custom modern home (1967) in Greenhaven;
– a Sierra Builders ranch home (1950) in Hollywood Park;
– a unique custom South Land Park ranch home built by Floyd Cantrell (1959); and,
a distinctive ranch/modern home designed by Leo McGlade and Associates (1962) in South Land Park.

It takes very special and generous people who are willing to share their private homes! Homeowners this year have a great eye for design and are especially devoted to modernism. They include folks from fogmodernHepcat Restorations, Vintage Sacramento, and SacMod (Sacramento Modern). These homes also demonstrate that thoughtfully maintaining a mid-20th century home can be sustainable and economical. This year’s tour includes a drought-tolerant modern garden and a wonderful kitchen project that incorporates salvaged vintage cabinets.

Look for in-depth articles with sneak peeks into tour homes in several magazines, including:
– Sacramento Magazine (May 2016) http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=299330&p=78
– Comstock’s May 2016 online edition at http://www.comstocksmag.com/web-only/mad-mod
– Inside Publications (June 2016)

A few basic “house rules”:
* No smoking inside the homes, or while waiting in line
* No food or beverages inside the homes (beyond what homeowners may provide)
* No strollers inside homes
* Non-walking children must be carried and older kids must be accompanied at all times.
* No pets allowed on the tour
* Please leave those fabulous spiked high-heels at home, and be prepared to wear booties at some of the homes
* Please refrain from entering areas/rooms designated as off-limits by homeowners

Participants assume all risks and waive liability arising out of participation.

SacMod is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2010 and is run exclusively by volunteers. We are dedicated to preserving modern art, architecture, and design in the Sacramento region. We do this by conducting home tours, bike tours, walking tours, film screenings, preservation campaigns, conducting research and writing publications, and educating the public about modernism.

Our tour is made possible with the help of our generous sponsors! Huge thanks to:
Diamond Sponsor: Lumens
Platinum Sponsors: serrao design/architectureAtomic Ranch Magazine
Gold Sponsors: BukwildPaloma BeginScout Living, Streng Realty, Station to Station
Silver Sponsors: AIA Central Valley, GoogieTimeHot Italian, Pottery World