2018 Home Tour Homes Descriptions

The Home of Claudia Smith
18910 Old Bridge Rd., Jamestown
Located in the new Boulders gated community in Jamestown, this home is completely energy efficient.  It has underground geothermal energy, solar panels on the roof, closed cell foam insulation, 3D Max Milgard windows and all LED lighting.This   “home of the future” is also cozy and comfortable.  Claudia has decorated it with the treasures of her life.  In addition, there is a Doll Museum casita in her backyard that houses her hand-made and antique dolls from many eras.  It also is a special place for all her supplies to continue this unique hobby.
The Home of
Danny and Rosemary Norton
18464 Old Wards Ferry Rd., Sonora
After passing under the arch, old farm equipment leads you to the large ranch house.  Notice the cowboy and cowgirl standing guard at the entrance to the spacious wrap-around porch. Upon entering the front door, you’ll see the family brand inlaid into the floor. Many  reminders of this long-time Tuolumne County family are seen throughout the house from saddles and ropes to framed pictures.  The etched doors in the spacious kitchen depict their high-country cabin area.  There’s even an elevator that takes you down to the rumpus room.  The property also features a guest house decorated by Rosemary for her mother in her mom’s favorite panda bear motif.
The Home of Susan  Turner
12660 Red Chestnut Ln. #65, Sonora
(Sonora Hills)
This lovely home on a cul-de-sac has been a labor of love for Susan after down-sizing from a larger home up the hill.  She has redecorated her home with warm, bright colors and furniture that she has carefully chosen for her new life-style which enhances the home’s cozy interior.  The cheerful kitchen has red accents and the turquoise paintings in her dining room create a lovely background for dining.  Her patio with barbeque, and colorful accent chairs is perfect for year-round parties.
The Home of
Jerry and Jill Schwab

20135 Gibbs Dr., Sonora
Once you enter this tri-level home you are  amazed at the light provided by the two-story living room windows.  The kitchen is  a modern cook’s delight and at its center is a huge farm table with bolster seat.  Notice the modern touches of sliding barn doors on closets and bathrooms.  l has a craft room, complete with many cupboards for supplies.  Jerry has a basement room for his ham radio equipment and there’s a wonderful room with comfortable seating for all.  The lovely decks look out over Sonora.