A two-story cottage built in 1901, a Queen Anne bungalow and a Redlands historic landmark are just some of the unique abodes to be opened to the public for just one day during the YMCA Holiday Home Tour Dec. 2. A Redlands tradition in its 45th year, the Home Tour presents seven of the city’s most interesting homes and the stories behind them on a self-guided tour. Many of the homes are dressed and decorated for the holiday season. “This year’s tour features an incredible showcase of homes inRedlands,” said Char Burgess, home tour committee member.
The 2012 tour includes the following homes:
· The Andreasen Home, 1541 Marion Road
· The Munz Home, 1125 West Olive Ave.
· The Holmes Home, 437 Summit Ave.
· The Brandstater Home, 653 West Highland Ave.
· The English Home, 415 West Highland Ave.
· TheAhmedHome, 1300 Prospect Dr.
· Kimberly Crest House & Gardens, 1325 Prospect Dr.
“We are excited about our 45th tour,” said Chairperson and YMCA Board President Shelli Stockton. “This is one of the great events to kick off theRedlands holiday season.” On tour weekend, the YMCA will also host a gift boutique and pantry on both Dec. 1 and 2, filled with homemade items created by local artisans.
“People come to the boutique and pantry every year just to get the items they know they can’t get anywhere else,”Stockton said. All proceeds from the event go to the YMCA’s Legal Aid Program. Cost is $25 for advance tickets, $30 on the day of the tour, and $65 for the patron package which includes the tour, brunch and VIP home access. For more information, call 909-798-9622, visit www.ymcaeastvalley.org or “like” us on Facebook.