2016 Home Tour Homes’ Descriptions

The Home of
Ruth Benson
17037 Big Falls Trail, Sonora

You are invited to this spacious home on seven acres in the Big Falls Ranch gated community in the Crystal Falls area. The beautiful home is the result of the owner’s desire to have all the best features of homes she toured as a realtor in the Bay Area. The custom wall coverings and window treatments were created by the owner and make an impressive statement. Notice the collection of blue porcelain throughout the home. The outdoor deck affords commanding views and welcomes the visitor with lush plants and flowers.

The Home of
Doris Olsen
17364 Overland Trail, Sonora

Welcome to the home of artist Doris Olsen. The home features many of her own paintings as well as art she has collected over the years. The bright spacious kitchen is the hub for entertaining and leads to a glassed-in sunroom. Past the pool and through the garden you will find her artist studio complete with a bedroom loft, kitchen, patio and deck. The walls are covered with her art which is for sale with a discount to ticket holders.

The Home of
Pat and Talf Wynne
13810 Florence Way, Sonora

Welcome to the home of Pat and Talf Wynne. After purchasing this 3300-square-foot home in Lambert Lakes in 2013, the owners completely remodeled it to suit their taste and lifestyle. The four bedroom, three bath home boasts a dramatic entryway which leads into the formal living room and dining rooms. Large windows and sweeping views beckon from a bright kitchen and family room. The open floor plan is superb for entertaining and features art by the owners and friends. Drought-resistant landscaping leads to their art studio.

The Home of
Micki and Karl Dambacher
22775 Bernice Court, Columbia

 This two story English Manor home was designed and partially built by Micki Dambacher who integrated materials from her family’s property, both natural and repurposed, to blend the old with the new in reviving her childhood home after the farmhouse burned in 2005. As owner-builder she managed the entire project while doing some of the construction work and all of the finish work herself. The spacious kitchen is Karl’s domain where he enjoys creating interesting cuisine while relaxing in the open indoor/outdoor flow that makes this home wonderful for entertaining. The entire house is amply windowed to access light and the sweeping views of the property and surrounding landscapes, especially the upstairs master bedroom suite where spectacular sunrises and good coffee welcome each new day.

The Home of
Davina and Roy Lane
11323 Pacific Street, Columbia

 Entering the arbor and garden through a white picket fence, you will step into an architectural gem designed by architectural designer and builder, Roy Lane. Constructed on his family’s property, he incorporated the original home which now serves as guest quarters to this two story Queen Anne home. Everywhere you look, you will see art and other interesting collectibles representing a wide range of interests. The open living room, dining room and kitchen invite you into an environment that is, at once, both elegant and cozy and the site of many gatherings of family and friends.