The 2014 LMHS Home Tour was a huge success. We had wonderful weather, connected with friends, experienced outstanding homes and enjoyed another great day in La Mesa.
Thank you to our members, guests, staff and volunteers for making it happen.
This year’s annual historic Home Tour returned to lovely Grossmont Park.
Once again the Society featured five wonderful and classic homes reflecting the quality and character of the historic Grossmont Colony. Noted actor and entertainer William Gross (the community namesake) and local developer Ed Fletcher opened the tract in 1910 as a unique community for artists and artisans. Pioneering Grossmont Colony home builders included world-renown opera singer Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink, lyricist and poet Carrie Jacobs Bond and author Owen Wister (The Virginian).
Over the years many prominent local architects and designers built houses for discriminating owners in the contemporary styles of the times. The five homes featured this past year reflected the quality architecture found in the boulder-strewn rural hills and narrow carriage-scale streets of Grossmont. Two of this year’s participating homes displayed the rustic stone-walled revival styles of the early years along with three Mid-Century Modern classics of the area’s Post-War boom period. Each of these homes is distinctive in design, landscape, period and contemporary furnishings as well as eclectic details.