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Martis Camp Home Tour to support education, community

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Spend an afternoon exploring six, one-of-a-kind custom homes in Truckee's Martis Camp and help raise money to benefit local schools. The sixth annual Excellence in Education Home Tour is slated for Sunday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Excellence in Education partners with the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors for this unique event that presents a group of distinct homes. Discover recent trends and creative ideas in luxury home building, as envisioned and executed by a handful of the region's premiere architects, builders, designers and landscapers.

"Each home is unique and beautiful and has extraordinary things to offer," said Fawn Chang, Excellence in Education board member and Home Tour chair. "Anyone joining us for the Home Tour will enjoy a day of beautiful architecture designed to fit seamlessly into everything we all love about living in Truckee, as well as have the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of thousands of children."

The tour offers examples of cutting edge architecture and building, providing guests a glimpse of creative and contemporary interior design and landscaping ideas. View open outdoor living areas featuring fire pits, outdoor kitchens and heated patios; furniture built-ins that masterfully seclude the kitchen appliances; SmartHome Technology; and a separate garage storage space with outside entry for outdoor sports equipment.

Each home blends modern design and rustic raw materials and each is carefully designed to interact with the outdoor spaces.

Proceeds from the Home Tour benefit quality public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Money raised goes directly into the school district via Excellence in Education Foundation's grant programs and the Martis Camp's Community Foundation.

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Tickets for the tour are $40 per person in advance, $45 day of event and may be purchased at Dickson Realty, Tahoe Mountain Resorts, Carr Long Real Estate, Better Homes and Gardens (Tahoe City office), North Tahoe Visitor Center, Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe, California Welcome Center in Truckee and at http://www.ExinEd.org. Tickets purchased online will be held at will call.

Hours for the tour are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; arrive by 2 p.m. to complete the full tour.

Food and beverages will be available at the Park Pavilion for purchase after the Tour.

Martis Camp is located near the Truckee Tahoe Airport, off Highway 267 at the end of Schaffer Mill Road. Follow the event signs to Martis Camp where guests will be directed to a designated parking area. Guests will take a shuttle bus to each tour home.

For more information or to volunteer call 530-550-7984 or visit http://www.ExinEd.org.