Monday, December 04, 2006

West Adams Tour

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Check-In House
On Saturday, Rhoda and I attended the West Adams Annual Holiday Home Tour and Dinner. It was the 20th year that WAHA (West Adams Heritage Association) has conducted this tour and holiday dinner. It was fabulous. This year's tour was in Victoria Park (near Pico and Windsor). Most of the homes were built between 1909 and 1915. There was one 'new' house built in 1922. We had an excellent guide who explained about the history of the neighborhood, the architecture, past residents, etc. We walked to all of the houses, 15 minutes between houses and 30 minutes at each house. We were allowed to explore each house (usually upstairs and down). A different menu course was served at each house. There was the meet-up house, the soup house, the salad house, the main course house and the dessert house. Along the way we met some interesting people, had a lovely meal and got to explore a wonderful, historical neighborhood.


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Appetizer House
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Soup House
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Salad House
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Main Course House
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Dessert House
I went back to the neighborhood on Sunday to take better exterior photos of the houses. It was dark as we walked thru the neighborhood on Saturday. All of the homes had been meticulously restored. The woodwork, built-ins, tile, fireplaces, etc. were elegant and custom. Below are some of the highlights from the various homes.

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Built-in Dining Room Cabinets

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Vintage Kitchen

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Happy Guests

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Judson Studios Glass Mural on Landing

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Live Entertainment!

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Champagne Cake

Happy Anniversary WAHA

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5 Comments:

At 6:15 PM PST, Blogger sappmama said...

Beautiful! Those houses are really something. I love how the dessert house makes me want to eat dessert. (Or, maybe that's not such a good thing.)

 
At 8:28 PM PST, Anonymous Christine G. said...

Gorgeous houses!!!! My piddly little shack was built in the teens, so it's a contemporary of these homes. But alas, my place started its life as the barest of accomodations for the hired help. I always have wished I could live of these grande dame homes.

 
At 10:01 PM PST, Blogger mary said...

Those houses and gardens are stunning. Wish we could see more indoors, but sounds like it was a wonderful evening. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 5:57 AM PST, Blogger Ana said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! You always do the most fun things. I love tours like that, down here in Venice we have the secrect gardens of Venice tours I always love to go to.

It comes around May let me know if you want to go.

 
At 5:40 PM PST, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

*I* wanna know about Venice!! I want to have known about this BEFORE it occurred. I'm always missing the great stuff. :(

 

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