Historic Home Tour in South Eugene

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EUGENE, Ore. — A first is happening in Eugene this weekend. The Historic Preservation League of Oregon is hosting a harvest home tour.

Judy Mustoe is sharing her South University neighborhood home this weekend. She’s a designer by trade and she’s lovingly preserved a home designed in 1926. It’s English arts and crafts style.

“Arts and crafts had a lot of glass windows and this type of hardware, a lot of detail with molding,” Mustoe said.

You can see the details in the built-ins, like a bookcase, the fireplace, and even the guest bathroom. The sink is original and so is a hidden soap dish.

Mustoe paid close attention to maintain the integrity of the home while adding modern touches. The master bathroom is revamped but reflects the architecture: new but old. The kitchen is also remodeled.

We learned the home has an unexpected twist. Down in the basement is a totally modern living space, from the kitchen to the bathroom.

This is the first time the Historic Preservation League of Oregon has hosted a home tour in Eugene. Eight homes ranging in style from arts and crafts to craftsman to mid-century modern are on display. The goal is to call attention to endangered places and promote livable communities.

“It’s important to not just save houses but neighborhoods. The livability is wonderful, walking distance to restaurants, schools, biking everywhere. It’s a wonderful neighborhood and it’s worth saving,” said Mustoe said.

Rain or shine, the tour runs Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Historic Preservation League of Oregon. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $10 for students. Proceeds will go toward saving historic sites in Oregon. Check-in is at Central Lutheran Church, located at 1857 Potter St. in Eugene.

To order tickets and for more information, click here or call 503 243-1923.

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