Home Tour

Step inside the beautiful homes of our community and hear the stories and inspiration that built them.

The Darling Hotel

Home Tour: The Darling: An Architectural Gem that Proves Quality is Worth the Wait

Text by Lisa McEwen  I  Photos by Steve Cory   D riving north on Court Street in downtown Visalia, does anyone else wish for a red light at Center Street? If the traffic signal grants your request, it...

Home Tour: Christmas comes early to home of Hanford beekeeper

Text by Lisa McEwen  I  Photos by Steve Cory   The calendar hadn’t turned to October yet when Johnna Crosswell knew that her Christmas decorations were going to go up early, stay up late and be...

The Kautz Bungalow: Downsizing in the Best Little Pocket of Visalia

Text by Lisa McEwen  I  Photos by Steve Cory There are three acres in central Visalia that host what is arguably the most socially active neighborhood in town. Pool parties, Sunday barbecues and evenings spent...

The Hydash Home: ‘Perfectly Eclectic’ Comfort in Quite Neighborhood

Text by Lisa McEwen  I  Photos by Steve Cory   F or two years, the Hydash family circled the neighborhoods of Visalia, searching for their new home. Showing after showing, Kerry and Dan left disappointed, unable to...

The Worthley Home – Quiet in the Country

Text by Lisa McEwen  I  Photos by Cory Media Group Vicki and Steve Worthley’s charming white Victorian-style home has housed and nurtured their family of four children for the last 27 years. Inviting and spacious,...

The Verma Home – Calming and Contemporary

When young married couples begin their lives together, they often share a small apartment or house. Two local health-care providers, Dr. Ashok Verma and physician’s assistant Minu Verma, were no different. It was 1978, and...
Janelle and Bill Bland's home

Downsizing with Style: Janelle and Bill Bland’s Historic Visalia Home Blends Easier Care with...

Text by Lisa McEwen | Photos by Frank Miramontes, DMI Agency W hile millions of Americans were quarantined this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, many were forced to reflect on a simpler way of life,...

Tulare Couple Perfect the Art of Downsizing with Tulare Home

For Melanie and Robby Martinho, there really is no place like home. And home is in Tulare, surrounded by longtime friends and a large extended family.

The Boone Residence – Museum-Worthy Art Collection Fills Visalia Home that warmly welcomes friends...

Collecting art is a hobby that Visalia physicians Michael and Andrea Boone began as newlyweds and, 28 years later, their collection has grown along with their family of three daughters. Their north Visalia home...
The Sommer Treehouse: Young and Old Like Climbing Into This Special Place

The Sommer Treehouse: Young and Old Like Climbing Into This Special Place

As many grandparents can attest, the arrival of grandchildren sparks a desire to create moments and memories like no other force of nature. For Barry and Donna Sommer, the birth of two granddaughters encouraged them to look beyond the walls of their home and up into the stately oak trees that surround their 2.5-acre forested property.