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For the week of August 7 - 13, 2002

Arts and Entertainment

The home of Jean and Stephen Roth is on the 2002 Tour of Homes. Photo by Tim Brown

The 2002 
Tour of Homes

Express Arts Editor

The Wood River Valley certainly provides a spectacular backdrop in which to build a beautiful house.

Nonetheless, what makes a beautiful house a home has more to do with personality, vision and creativity than anything else. One place to see those qualities realized is at the annual Tour of Homes event, slotted this year for 10 a.m. Saturday. The homes will be open until 4 p.m.

Five homes in the Lane Ranch and Elkhorn area are part of the 2002 tour: those of the Badell/Deans, the Karners, the Roths, the Garretts and the Cronins. Each has a style and mood distinct from the others.

Linda Badell and Henry Dean had their architect Jim Ruscitto design a "European Mountain Home," complete with a 35-foot vaulted ceiling in the living room and a Montana river rock exterior.

By contrast, the Cronins employed a Southwestern adobe style.

Janet Jarvis designed this Elkhorn house.

The Garretts pay subtle homage to the Sun Valley Lodge in their angled wings coming off the main house. Many windows and French doors open the house up to the landscaping and a series of ponds on and near the property.

For a taste of Nantucket or San Francisco style shingle homes, visit the Roth home in Lane Ranch.

Jean and Stephen Roth had McLaughlin and Associates bring coastal design elements into the house and adapt them to the mountains.

The Karners decided that their dream home would take on a warm, French country feel. To achieve that sense with stone and brick construction, the Karners hired architect Neil Wright.

As street parking is not permitted at the homes, the Library Association is providing free transportation via KART buses, leaving the library every 20 minutes.

Participants are invited to the library for a tea before or after they take the tour.

Tickets are available at the library, The Gold Mine, Atkinsons’ Market and Chapter One in Ketchum, as well as at Read All About It in Hailey.



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