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The Maloof Home Tour
Date: March 13th, 2014
Location: Maloof Home
Where: 5131 Carnelian Street
Alta Loma, CA 91701 (use Rancho Cucamonga in your gps)
When: March 13, 2014
Visit their site at www.malooffoundation.org/
Tour/Dinner: 4:30-7:30 pm *there will be two tours 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Please be prompt. Dinner will be served on the premises while the tours are given. Cost of the Tour and Dinner is $35.00. Thank you to our generous sponsors for helping to defray the cost of the dinner. Those interested in sponsorship should contact Kathy Greenway, email@example.com
In 1990, the Maloof residence and woodshop were deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. With the long-planned Foothill Freeway extension set to cut through the Maloof site, negotiations began to save the buildings by moving them to a nearby location. The original location was a working lemon grove and the new six-acre site was chosen partly for the existing lemon trees that help recreate the original environment and also compliment the new landscaping.
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Today the relocated residence is open as a living museum. Once again, each room is filled with treasures that give this unique home its spirit. Sam designed a new house that was constructed below the original residence. The woodshops were moved to the new site, as were many of the trees from the former Maloof property. The landscaping consists of a natural garden of water-wise California native plants and compatible plants from other Mediterranean climate zones around the world. Benches, sculpture, and picnic areas offer spaces for visitors’ quiet reflection and relaxation.
The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation, established in 1994, is committed to creating a pre-eminent center that preserves the Maloof’s legacy and fosters the arts and crafts movement. The work of the Foundation recognizes the ever increasing role of the crafts in our world of machine-made products – the reconnecting of human values with natural forms and materials.
The Inland Empire Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute