Sunday, October 16, 2011 | 11:00am

Art & Architecture Tour 2011

The Museum Council of OCMA is hosting its 11th Annual Art & Architecture Tour Sunday, October 16. This year’s event highlights six homes that together celebrate the best of 20th-century architecture and design. This self-guided tour dazzles ticket holders with stellar examples of Gaudi-inspired design, California Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, and Contemporary design; with added elements that include environmentally friendly design, outstanding views of the coast, and great art.  The event, which concludes with a lively reception at the museum and a viewing of two current exhibitions, runs 10 am to 7 pm (homes close at 4:30 pm).

The self-guided tour features five Pacific Coast homes in Orange County: a Newport Heights, Antoni Gaudi-inspired 1900’s home designed by Stephen L. Ball, AIA; a Craftsman-influenced Dover Shores home by John Morgan; a 1920’s cottage renovation and two-story addition in Laguna Beach that pays tribute to Laguna’s artistic heritage by architect Michael Reynolds, AIA, a 1960’s residence in Dover Shores redesigned by Brion Jeannette and Amy Creager, AIA, that retains the “post and beam” construction and characteristics of the modernist movement; and the legendary “Rock House” in Laguna Beach known as a 1990’s trendsetter in “green architecture” as designed by Brion Jeannette, AIA.