Mid-Century Modern homes are characterized by sleek, horizontal lines, open-floor plans, high ceilings, exposed beams and big windows. Many of these houses were built after WWII (1945-70) in Sacramento's Land Park and South Land Park neighborhoods. Although this style of architecture (as well as interior design and furniture) peaked in the 60s, it continues to fascinate many people today.
Sacramento Modern (SacMod) -- the nonprofit that exists to promote and preserve local MCM art, architecture and design -- conducts an annual home tour to acquaint visitors with the gems in the city. This year's tour features seven homes and 26 "points of interest," including interiors of some rarely-seen mid-century buildings. The event includes the Vintage Transportation Show at Executive Airport. Plus local designers, artists, businesses will be on hand at various spots on the tour.
Tickets are selling fast. You can purchase yours online.
What: 2013 Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour
Where: Tour begins at Sacramento Executive Airport
When: May 18, 10 a.m.
Cost: $20 SacMod members, $30 general admission. Advanced ticket sales end May 15.
For more info: buy tickets and website
PHOTO CREDIT: Molly Penberth in her Carter Sparks designed home that was shown in the 2010 Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour. Sacramento Bee photograph by Carl Costas