Excellence in Education’s 3rd annual Luxury Home Tour returns to Martis Camp | SierraSun.com

Excellence in Education’s 3rd annual Luxury Home Tour returns to Martis Camp

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Vance Fox Photography/Submitted to aedgett@sierrasThe Excellence in Education Luxury Home Tour will feature fine homes with the latest designs at Martis Camp July 23.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Spend an afternoon exploring five remarkable custom homes in Truckee’s Martis Camp and help raise money to benefit local schools during the third annual Excellence in Education Luxury Home Tour Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Excellence in Education has partnered with the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors for this event that showcases a group of distinct homes. Discover the latest trends and creative ideas in luxury home building, large and small, as envisioned by several of the region’s premiere architects, builders, designers and landscapers.

and#8220;The Tour allows participants to enter a world brimming with inspirational architecture, lavish interior design and creative landscaping,and#8221; said Hale Carr, Excellence in Education board member and home tour co-chair. and#8220;We are thrilled that Martis Camp is partnering with us for a second year as the community offers so many truly unique ideas and concepts.and#8221;

Home tour guests will have the opportunity to explore several vastly different homes. Discover a and#8220;maple leafand#8221; style home that reflects a blend of mountain architecture with a sophisticated Cape Cod design flair. Tour a contemporary house designed to maximize the use of light. The result is an H-plan home with transparent walls of glass and forms sheathed in weathering steel and COR-TEN. One side of the home is the public living area and the other side is the private wing with bedrooms, connected by a dramatic glass space in the middle which houses the kitchen and entry.

Explore an Austrian lodge designed to rekindle memories of a honeymoon in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Massive, thick walls, specially designed windows and a barrel-vaulted ceiling resemble sturdy ski chalets of the Alps. The design also includes a secret play room hidden behind a book case and a curved sculptural floating staircase that leads to a private, brightly colored and#8220;tree houseand#8221; room with a and#8220;widow walkand#8221; roof terrace.

Another home blends contemporary and modern elements with a touch of and#8220;retroand#8221; and is decorated with furnishings and decor that blends a wonderful palate of citrus lime, aqua, taupe, raspberry and orange tones, creating a happy and cheerful environment. Camp Bovone’s design blurs the line between indoor and outdoor spaces using multi-panel sliding doors to make walls virtually disappear. Reclaimed oak flooring is used in the interior and as exterior decking, allowing the sense of space to extend beyond the door threshold. Douglas fir, reclaimed from the Great Salt Lake, is used on walls and ceilings inside and outside, furthering the goal of linking the two and showcasing the home’s environmental responsibilities.

Proceeds from the Home Tour will benefit quality public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Money raised will go directly into the school district via the Excellence in Education Foundation’s grant and teacher training programs.

Tickets are $40 per person in advance, $45 day of event and can be purchased at Dickson Realty, Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, Tahoe Exclusive Properties and Tahoe Mountain Resorts offices in Truckee or online at http://www.Exined.org. Tickets purchased online will be held at will call. Hours for the tour are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The last tour will departat 2 p.m. Martis Camp is located in Truckee, near the airport off Hwy 267. Please follow the event signs to the Truckee Tahoe Airport for parking/shuttle.

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

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com