If you are a San Diegan, a fan of modern architecture and have the weekend of November 9th free, then boy do I have an event for you. Get excited, because Dwell Home Tours is coming to grace your radiant city with their presence. Are you tired of touring depressingly empty modern homes? Dwell tours wants to introduce you to a whole new world of luxury home tours, one where there are actual people living in the houses you are visiting. Now before you get all-that-seems-rude on me, consider that it is consensual.
The homeowners, for the sake of educating the public on Modern Architecture, welcome strange people into their crib for a day. But before you think to yourself, that’s not that great of a reason, also be reassured by the fact that a portion of the proceeds gained from the $75 day passes or $150 weekend passes go to Dwell Home Tours’ nonprofit partner “Architecture for Humanity”. So now that you’re no longer debating the ethics of this tour, the itinerary includes ten modern homes.
On the first day, you will be viewing a 3,200 square foot Del Mar abode located on the Mar (which if you didn’t recognize as Spanish for sea, then I suspect you aren't really a San Diegan, and could therefore have little interest in this event). That day also includes a tour of a sustainable and classically designed One19 Living Studio created by Brett Farrow (whom you can meet on the 9th for a mere $25, or included in the weekend pass) in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
Day two is even more exciting, with a La Jolla home that “isn’t afraid to play with angles.”or heights. The two levels are developed with a variety of modern materials used throughout, including Concrete, plaster, stone and walnut. But if fearlessly frolicking angles don't awaken your curiosity, then I am suspicious not only of your place of habitation, but also of your humanity.