Tour Stops Include Paso Robles and Templeton Homes
The Paso Robles Association of University Women (AAUW) will have their home tour this year of three spectacular homes on Saturday, May 5, from noon to 4 p.m.
This is a major fundraiser for the group’s scholarship fund. AAUW deeply appreciates the following homeowners for their contribution to this scholarship fundraiser for graduating seniors, re-entry women students and Tech Trek Camp.
Refreshments are included in the $25 ticket price. Tickets may be purchased at The Blenders women’s clothing store at 538 12th Street, Paso Robles, or by calling Bev Howe at 805-239-1817. For further information you may contact tour chairperson MartyDiffley@charter.net. Be sure to purchase your tickets early as it will be a sellout for sure.
Copia Vineyards – Sahi/Kothari home and guest house, 999 Kiler Canyon: This home is located on the site of Copia Vineyards in the Willow Creek District on the westside of Paso Robles. There are currently two acres of Rhône grapes planted around the residence.
Varinder and Anita, the current owners, have plans to expand the vineyard to include a total of 19 acres of Rhône and Bordeaux grape varietals for their Copia wine label.
Architectural Style: Contemporary, clean lines, and built to take advantage of beautiful panoramic views from every room. This 3,300-square-foot main residence was completely redesigned and rebuilt in 2011. On the main floor, the open and airy formal living room features two large picture windows, 15-foot, wood-beamed ceilings and an open hearth wood-burning fireplace. A formal dining area features a custom-designed temperature controlled wine cellar. In the heart of the home lies the gourmet kitchen with custom Alder wood cabinetry and an exceptional reclaimed wood island. The home is outfitted with modern French doors that invite in the beauty of the outdoors. The family room leads to an amazing entertaining area with a built-in outdoor BBQ, seated area with a gas fire-pit, infinity edge swimming pool with breathtaking westerly sunset views. The second floor has a master bedroom with an east facing balcony perfect for seeing the sun rise, as well as two guest bedrooms and a study/library space.
Other features: Copia Vineyards Guest House is a 2,447-square-foot guest vacation rental home outfitted with all the amenities just two miles from Paso Robles downtown. Newly planted 50-tree orchard with various fruit and nut trees.
Dick and Kim Rogers, 230 Hollyhock Road, Templeton: The Rogers’ Spanish style home was designed by Ron Wulff and built by Ben Graves construction in 2016. The home was designed to take advantage of the views of the Templeton Gap and for entertaining a large group. The Rogers wanted the home to feel like a 1920’s Spanish bungalow so many of the characteristics found in a home of that period are reflected throughout the house. The hand-hewn front door featuring wrought iron grape bunches was found at an architectural salvage company in Pasadena. Many of the light fixtures in the home were found at antique stores and sales. Colorful Spanish tiles and Saltillo tile floors can be found throughout the house.
Koene Graves, 1401 Greenwood St., Paso Robles: The home on this property was built originally in 1952 and was home to the Walti family. It sits at the end of a short, quiet cul-de-sac on three-quarters of an acre of oaks on a hill overlooking the city-in town but with a rural feel.
The land was divided after the second generation here were grown. Daughter Karen and husband Dan Jones built next door. After Libby Walti died, son Paul Walti and wife Diana moved back and lived in the house. They undertook a major remodel but decided to move back to Washington state.
Koene Graves purchased the property in 2013. She worked with the Walti’s architect, Nick Gilman, and contractor Vince Vanderlip to enlarge and personalize the home, which will become her eventual retirement abode. Eliana Kohn helped her furnish and decorate the house, which is currently operated as a vacation rental managed by Paso Robles Vacation Rentals. Koene is continuing landscaping work on the property.