Cordillera announces dates for its annual home and garden tour |

Cordillera announces dates for its annual home and garden tour

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO, COlorado

CORDILLERA Normally, one would need a personal invitation if not a complete background check to sneak a peek inside the private residences of Cordillera. But a sneak peek is exactly what participants will receive when Cordillera opens the doors to during its second annual Cordillera Home and Garden Tour July 29.These homes have been designed, built and decorated by some of the top names in their fields. Homes in this private community are built to take full advantage of their mountain location with picturesque gardens, expansive decks and floor to ceiling windows that look directly out onto the surrounding Rocky Mountains. While touring the private residences, visitors will be privy to the secrets of the professionals who created the homes. Each home will feature the builders, architects and/or designers who put these dream homes together. This is the second annual event for Cordillera. Each year the tour will feature one of Cordilleras four distinctive communities The Ranch, The Summit, The Divide or The Valley Club. Guests will visit approximately five sites, which include both private homes and/or gardens, during a seven-hour period on July 29. Tours are self-guided, so participants may visit the private residences at their own pace. The 2007 Tour will feature Cordilleras Summit community.We will be teaming up with Mountain Living magazine, once again, on this special inside look, said Margie Plath Hamrick, 2007 Cordillera Tour of Homes Co-Chair. A 40-page insert will offer a preview of the home tour as well as building tips from the architects, builders and subcontractors who worked on the featured homes. The July/August issue of the magazine with the insert will be available on newsstands in July.

The tour also features some of Colorados best builders, interior designers, audio visual specialists, spa and pool designers, landscape designers, kitchen designers, lighting experts, stone and tile specialists, masons, wood specialists, and painters. Organizers of the home tour believe it is important to feature all aspects of the home building process to give the visitor the most complete experience. Guests will be able to speak with a variety of architects, builders and subcontractors throughout the tour.All proceeds from this years tour benefit the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and the Vail Valley Medical Foundation/ Efraimson – Sutphen Cancer Support Fund, said June Vanourek, 2007 Cordillera Tour of Homes Co-Chair and long-time Cordillera resident.Tickets for the tour are $30 and can be purchased in advance by calling 800-528-1656.

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