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Adobe Home Tour

The 6th annual Adobe Home Tour March 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will benefit the Escondido History Center.

Mexican Colonial hacienda accents… reclaimed wood ceiling beams… cooling outdoor courtyards and breezeways… lush, low-water gardens… stone, brick and kiva-style fireplaces… Many of the features of California’s oldest ranchos and haciendas are in high demand today, including handmade adobe bricks, a practical art that is enjoying a revival across the Southwest.

The 6th annual Adobe Home Tour features three Escondido and two Poway homes that celebrate the enduring appeal of ancient building methods and materials restored for 21st century lifestyles, as well as inspiration for gardeners looking for practical ideas that don’t sacrifice color or greenery. Bandy Canyon Ranch will also open its gates to tour attendees as a bonus.

Further information: www.adobeisnotsoftware.com.

Visitors may purchase tickets online with Pay- Pal or download a form to pay by mail. Once purchased, visitors will be provided with the addresses of the starting place homes, where they’ll receive a program with details of each of the residences and directions.

• Online purchase: $25 (http://adobehometour.com) by PayPal or credit card

• Group sales of 5 or more: $20/ea. – see website for group sales information

This is a self-guided tour. Visitors park in each of the neighborhoods, and at the height of the day may require a short walk. These are private homes and may not be easily accessed by wheelchairs or walkers.

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