18th Annual Olympia Master Builders Tour of Homes
For the eighteenth year in a row, the Olympia Master Builders is pleased to present the annual Tour of Homes™ on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th. This is an exclusive opportunity for members of our community to explore the craftsmanship of our region’s finest. The Tour of Homes is a free community event that allows participants the chance to view new construction and completed remodel projects, meet the teams behind the work, and ask questions about your own upcoming plans. With approximately 300 visitors per day in each home, the Tour is a popular summertime event.
The 2017 Tour features fourteen homes throughout Thurston County, nine of which are new homes, four residential remodels, and one commercial remodel. Lifespan Construction’s Tour home even displays a unique master bedroom which is accessed through a secret bookcase door. You won’t want to miss this year’s exciting showcase of builders including Artisans Group, DeTray’s LLC, Dickey’s Remodel & Repair, Interior Dimensions, John Erwin Remodeling, Inc., Lifespan Construction, Rob Rice Homes, Scott Homes, Shea Homes, and The Village at Mill Pond.
When visiting the Tour of Homes, viewers are encouraged to vote for their favorite homes based the following categories: Best Curb Appeal, Best Kitchen, Best Master Bath, Best Overall Floor Plan, Best Remodel, and Best Interior Design/Staging. All voters will be automatically entered to win a staycation consisting of a night’s room and dinner at the Lucky Eagle Casino in Centralia.
Starting on Thursday, September 14th, a map of the Tour homes, complete with detailed driving directions, can be found at any Olympia Federal Savings branch (olyfed.com), Hatton Godat Pantier (3910 Martin Way E Suite B), or from the OMB offices (1211 State Avenue NE) downtown. You can also download maps from the Olympia Master Builders website (OMB.org) or the Olympian website (www.theolympian.com). Tour homes are open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day for interested visitors.
OMB is also very excited about the 2nd Annual Chefs on Tour on Friday, September 15th. The Chefs on Tour is a VIP preview night addition to the Tour of Homes event, where a select number of builders on the Tour partner with local chefs to provide the community with an evening of food, drink, music, and an opportunity to view their homes prior to the rest of the public.
“We wanted to add a fresh twist to our already-popular Tour of Homes™, and Chefs on Tour was just the thing to do it,” stated committee chair Karen McClennen. “We were blown away with the popularity of this first-time event and can’t wait for year two!”
The 2017 Chefs on Tour participants include, Dickey’s Remodel & Repair and Little General Food Shop, Rob Rice Homes and Gotti Sweets, Rob Rice Homes and Ricardo’s Kitchen & Bar, The Village at Mill Pond and Jean-Pierre’s Three 16, Lifespan Construction and Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen, and Artisans Group and 222 Market. Tickets for Chefs on Tour are $30 each and are available online at omb.org or in person at Olympia Master Builders.
Visit omb.org for more Tour of Homes and Chefs on Tour information.