This year’s self-guided tour on Sunday, September 20 12:30 to 5:30pm features eight stunningly renovated kitchens in a wide variety of design styles and living spaces, plus a tour of the historic Morse House, all in Oakland’s popular Rockridge district.
You can buy tickets ahead of time online, or on College Avenue at Rockridge Home and Cutting Up. On the day of the tour, you can purchase tickets at College Avenue Presbyterian. 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, and don’t miss the historic Morse House for a kitchen and full-house tour.
Kitchen styles range from Craftsman to contemporary, and feature innovative uses of unusual materials, interesting floor plans, and creative solutions for both large and small kitchens. Budgets run from modest: using existing appliances and found or homeowner-created materials; to lavish: including structural modifications, high-end appliances, and luxe finishes.
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.
Kitchen Tour Extra Events
This year, we added two events on preceding days to the Kitchen Tour. The 2015 Kitchen Expo provides time for ticket holders to speak with an architect, contractor or specialist. The Berkeley Mills Seminar is an opportunity to go through the entire process from kitchen planning to installation, with one provider. More information available here.