Shoreline House Tour Offers Glimpse of Beautiful Homes

HouseTour14Please note: We regret that two modernist homes in the Old Quarry neighborhood of Guilford had to withdraw from the House Tour at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.  We apologize for any disappointment this may cause and hope you will enjoy visiting the other 12 houses on the tour.

Join Guilford Art Center for a tour of fine residences in the towns of Branford, (Pine Orchard and Stony Creek), Guilford, and Madison, Saturday, June 7, 10am to 4pm. This self-guided tour of unique and artful homes in three beautiful shoreline towns features architectural styles from historical to contemporary, with each home reflecting the personal tastes of its owners. A number of the homeowners are fine artists, some are collectors, and all have a fine eye for design and details. House Tour visitors will have an opportunity to peek “behind the shutters” of some fabulous homes in the areas of Branford’s Stony Creek and Pine Orchard, Guilford’s Old Quarry, and in the downtowns of Guilford and Madison.

House Tour visitors may also choose to attend a luncheon at the Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club, which will additionally feature an “expo” of works created by Guilford Art Center artist-instructors and apprentices. A very special feature of the event is a kick-off cocktail party on Thursday, June 5, at a breathtaking Madison home, with live music, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Catering is by Campania Ristorante & Taverna, with their Joe Solevo as featured bartender. This exceptional, seaside residence will be open only that evening for cocktail party attendees.

Shoreline House Tour begins at Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT 06437. Reservations are $40 in advance and $45 on the day of the event. The lunch at the Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club is $35. Reservations for the kick-off cocktail party are $85. Discounted price for all three events is $150. Proceeds of all aspects of the event benefit Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs.

Kickoff Cocktail Party: Thursday, June 5, 6-9pm
Reservations: $85 per person (Must be purchased by Tuesday, June 3, 5pm.)

House Tour: Saturday, June 7, 10am-4pm (reservations check-in and ticket purchases begin 9am)
Reservations: $40 in advance, $45 day of event
Tour begins at Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, where participants pick up tour guide, directions, etc.

No photography allowed.
All participants will be asked to wear booties or remove their shoes in the houses.
No children under 14 please.


Online ticket sales have closed for the house tour. Please visit the Center or call 203.453.5947 during normal office hours (9am to 5pm) to purchase your ticket in advance. House tour tickets are available on the day of the tour for $45.

AVOID THE RUSH ON TOUR MORNING: Pick up your program (which serves as your tour ticket) in advance:
– Thursday, June 5, at Cocktail Party
– Friday, June 6, at Guilford Art Center, 10am-4pm

For more information contact Guilford Art Center at 203-453-5947.