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The art of design
Carnegie fundraiser returns with twilight, home & garden tour

If you’ve ever driven by a stylish home and harbored the desire to poke around the inside, then the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock has the perfect event for you.

The Carnegie Arts Center is holding The Art of Design, a two-day fundraising event that features uniquely designed homes and highlights the creative expression of designers, homeowners, and some local artists.

The Art of Design Twilight Tour is from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 12. The Home & Garden Tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13. Twilight Tour tickets are $75 for Carnegie Arts Center members and $90 for non-members; advance purchase Home & Garden Tour tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members; tickets purchased on the day of the event will be $35. Tickets are available at the Carnegie Arts Center and online at Proceeds from the weekend’s events go toward support for the CAC’s exciting exhibitions and youth educational programs that serve the entire community.


This year’s homes are:

Cahill Avenue

 This urban farmhouse is a classic turn-of-the-century, two-story design with a large front porch, pine floors, and original wood sash windows. The furnishings are simple, exuding the charm and comfort associated with traditional American design.

Kensington Drive 

This traditional California ranch style home was built in 1997. There have been many cosmetic changes over the years, the most recent was a kitchen and great room remodel in 2022.  “The kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I can now create, cook, and entertain while looking out over my comforting and colorful backyard,” commented the homeowner. The master suite is a quiet sanctuary with soothing colors and beautiful, contemporary amenities. Sharon Jaureguy, of Jaureguy’s Design and Construction, has transformed almost every room in the home.

Peacock Drive 

This single-story home was built in the mid-1980s. The homeowners purchased it originally as a rental property, then remodeled it in 2014 to make it their own, commenting, “We love the one level floor plan.” The redesign of the yard by local landscape designer Lee Harris created a welcoming and maintenance-free living space. A bocce ball court, fire pit, and front courtyard have become gathering places for family and friends.

Daubenberger Road

 Built in 1911, this historic Turlock home was originally located on East Main Street. It was moved in 1969 to its current location where new owners made major changes to the Arts and Crafts elevation, giving it a style reminiscent of Spanish Colonial. The current homeowners purchased the property in 2017 and recently completed extensive updates, beginning with the 1872 barn. The home’s modern design reflects an elegant yet easy lifestyle. The late Michelle Tucker, took on the interior design. Her vision was to maintain the traditional style of the house while incorporating a modern simplicity using neutral colors and clean-line fixtures and trim. Knowing the family would spend a majority of its time in the kitchen, she made it extremely functional with the placement of the appliances and counter space.  “The addition of a 16 foot island is the focal piece in the kitchen that is used for hosting large parties to our everyday meals; we simply love it,” reported the homeowners.