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November 9, 2012 (San Diego) -- Fans of modern design are invited to explore some of the most notable modern residences in San Diego this fall when the Dwell Home Tours (www.dwellhometours.com) come to America’s Finest City for the first time.

The San Diego Tours take place on November 10 and 11 showcasing ten amazing modern homes through the East County, North County and Central San Diego areas ranging from stunning new constructions to brilliant renovations.

“We’re thrilled to expand the Dwell Home Tours to San Diego this year,” said Dwell Media President, Michela O’Connor Abrams. “San Diego has such a rich heritage when it comes to modern architecture and we’re excited to show ten breathtaking homes that are both a testament to San Diego’s history as well as a glimpse at its future.”

On Saturday, guests are invited to tour five homes in the North County area, including homes by Public Architecture and Planning, The Brown Studio, Brett Farrow Architect, Inc., and Sebastian Mariscal Studio. Whether constructed from reclaimed timber from the San Diego wildfires like the Modern Cardiff Residence, or built to be “a house of introspection” with constantly changing light and shadows like the Phoenix House, each of the homes tells a compelling narrative.

On Sunday, Dwell Home Tour ticket holders are invited to view five homes in the East County and Central San Diego areas, including homes by Taal Safdie of Safdie Rabines Architects, John Mock,Bill Bocken Architecture and Interior Design, Nakhshab Development and Design, and McGeough LaFrance Architects. Casa Diagonal rises dramatically above the Pacific while the Mission Hill Treehouse is a 1970s gem reawakened by a restructuring that honors its perch high above the fray.  The tour includes a stunning home in La Mesa, known as the Chavez house.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.dwellhometours.com/buy-tickets. Purchase a 2-day pass and receive 1 free ticket to the Meet the Architects reception on Friday, November 9th. Single day passes are also available. A portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit Dwell Home Tours non-profit partner, Architecture for Humanity (www.architectureforhumanity.org/), and its mission.

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