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Celebrating history, homes and neighbors: Here comes the Garfield Heights Home Tour

Peek inside a classic Arts and Crafts bungalow on the Garfield Heights Home Tour. Credit: Michael e.
Peek inside a classic Arts and Crafts bungalow at the Garfield Heights Home Tour in Pasadena on Dec. 2.
(Michael e. Stern)

Time travel within reach: Five historic homes and one garden demonstration will be the stars of the 12th Annual Garfield Heights Home Tour happening Dec. 2, a Sunday, in Pasadena’s second-oldest historic district.

Celebrating the diverse charms and architectural styles of a neighborhood that dates to 1881, the homes on this year’s tour showcase Colonial Revival, Arts and Crafts and Victorian-era designs that represent different periods in the city’s history and are the very definition of curb appeal.

In addition to swoon-worthy style, the tour will offer food trucks, exhibit booths, vendors, volunteer docents and strolling entertainment.

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

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Held every other year, the event is organized by Garfield Heights volunteers, with proceeds funding improvement projects within the district.

What: Garfield Heights Home Tour

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2

Where: Day of event tickets can be purchased at 1245 Garfield Ave., Pasadena

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Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 on Dec. 2, children 10 and under, free; www.GarfieldHeights.org/home-tour.

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Five historic homes will be open to the public at the 12th annual Garfield Heights Home Tour on Dec. 2.
(Michael e. Stern)

Bonnie McCarthy contributes to the Los Angeles Times as a home and lifestyle design writer. She enjoys scouting for directional trends and reporting on what’s new and next. Follow her on Twitter @ThsAmericanHome

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