Old Town Tustin Historic Home and Garden Tour Recap
WHAT AN AWESOME EVENT!!! The weather was perfect this year and I was able to view all six homes on the tour. It was really great to see so many people interested in Old Town Tustin and historic homes. Many of the homes had lines but the docents kept everything moving and offered historic commentary in each area of the homes. Some of these houses were ones I had never been inside before and it was fascinating to see the different eras and styles.
One thing I absolutely love about the historic houses in Old Town Tustin isn’t so much the houses at all but the streets. There’s a certain “lazy summer” feel to the streets of Old Town Tustin that really can’t be experienced anywhere else in Orange County. Large, established trees give the whole area a sheltered feel and it’s really a unique environment for those who wanted to be near freeways, shopping, and other conveniences but also value the feeling of a slower time.
Something that really amazed me was the amount of attention that homeowners placed on their gardens and outdoor living spaces. There are some cool photos below, among some of the cool things I saw: a driveway with a wine bottle-shaped grass inlay, a treehouse lounge, outdoor dining rooms, and adirondack chair reading nooks under old-growth trees.
While none of this year’s Old Town Tustin Home Tour homes were for sale, there are a number of historic homes for sale throughout Orange County and we maintain a list of active properties. If you’re interested in finding out more about Orange County’s historic homes for sale, don’t hesitate to contact us or send us an email: OCHistoricHomes@meadefirst.com.