About the Rockridge Kitchen Tour

This year, Tour guests get an inside look at eight newly-renovated and classic kitchens, in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and budgets. Find out how architects, contractors, and homeowners maximized the renovation dollar – all with outstanding results. The Tour features innovative uses of new and traditional materials, ingenious floor plans and seamless integration of indoors and gardens in a variety of styles and living spaces, and includes a National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) award-winner. Some kitchens on the Tour this year are sleek and efficient working spaces, others are cozy multi-use family gathering spots, still others reflect the owners’ passion for art, cookbooks and special equipment. Whether you are considering a remodel of your own, are curious about new trends in home kitchen design, or just love kitchens, the Tour will be a memorable experience. Be sure to take the full-home tour of the Roll-up House and the ground floor tour of the Guy Hyde Chick house, designed in the early 20th century by Bernard Maybeck.

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Featured kitchen from the 2013 Tour

Docents as well as architects, with extensive knowledge of the remodels, will be on hand to answer questions about the owner’s goals and challenges. Each tour guest receives a richly detailed brochure with stories, photographs, and layouts of each kitchen, full of innovative solutions to kitchen remodeling challenges in vintage homes.

You can buy tickets ahead of time online, or on College Avenue at Nathan and Co, 5634 College. On the day of the tour, you can purchase tickets at College Avenue Presbyterian Church. This is also the location where all ticket holders will pick up brochures and begin the self-paced tour. Then visit the kitchens, chat with the architects and designers at each house.