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Artisans Group in the Tour of Homes: August 20-21

Next weekend, August 20-21, marks our participation in the free annual Tour of Homes, where the work of local architects, builders and designers are featured, thanks to the Olympia Master Builders. Last year, one of our homes won Judges' Choice - Best of Show and we hope to wow the crowds this year, too. The Tour of Homes is a great opportunity to discover more of the Olympia area, meet the artists who are shaping the landscape of the residential scene, and see some great interiors and exteriors to inspire you. And if next weekend is already booked for you, the Tour of Homes resumes the following weekend, August 27-28, as well.

This year we have three projects as part of the Tour of Homes--our Vogel House, Sparrow House and MCM Kitchen Remodel. Come check them out and meet our team!

Tour of Homes & Chefs on Tour

New this year is the Chefs on Tour, featuring five homes on the Tour paired with the dishes of local celebrated chefs. We are particularly stoked because one of those five is the kitchen remodel of our very own architect, Tessa Smith. A mid-century modern fusion, her stunning kitchen remodel kept all the charm of its original rambler while bringing it up-to-par with the needs of frequent entertaining. The original design was a cramped, small kitchen that was closed off from the rest of the home. But with the removal of a wall, maintaining the original transom opening and installing floor length windows, the new kitchen transformed into an airy great room, anchored by a large, inviting quartz island to gather around. Accented with gold tones and fir materials to complement its vintage heritage, this is everything that MCM should be.

And now that the renovation is complete, come be entertained by Tessa and dine in her newly redesigned kitchen! Buy a ticket to Chefs on Tour and you'll enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and food prepared by the marvelous local chef and business owner, Lela Cross, of Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen. She'll be preparing some delicious Spanish and French influenced food, along with local chef and owner of Pantry in the new 222 Market, set to open soon! Tickets are just $30! Buy tickets online here.

About Artisans Group

The Artisans Group specializes in building and remodeling some of the finest eco-friendly and energy-efficient homes in the Seattle & Olympia area. We are an eclectic band of uniquely talented Pacific Northwest architects, designers, craftsman, and managers with a shared passion for home design. Passive Houses are our niche, and we provide the simplest solutions to guarantee comfort and durability in home design while providing soulful beauty. Our mantra, 'Advanced Homes Made Elegant', succinctly captures the art and passion of our design and build team, as well as all remodel projects. This design philosophy is a dedication you can feel and a finesse in architecture that always proves stunning.

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