Our Readers Absolutely Loved These 10 Home Tours in 2019
From a Portland houseboat to a Big Bear A-frame, these are the home tours our readers loved most this year—and the number one home might surprise you
Every week, we share a new home tour on sunset.com. As the year comes to an end, we took a look at which home tours were our readers’ favorites, spread across the West from Tucson, Arizona up to Portland’s hills. Scroll on to find out the top ten homes our readers loved most this year.
#10: A Cliff May Ranch Home
This Long Beach home left us inspired to play with trending colors and fun art, with inspiration from the homeowner’s very own shop, Prism Boutique.
#9: A Houseboat in the Hills
That’s right, it’s a handmade houseboat turned hillside home, tucked in Southwest Portland and full of beautiful details.
Take the tour: What’s a Houseboat Doing in the Hills of Portland?
#8: A Storybook-Inspired Escape
#7: A Bold Take on Neutrals
This beautiful gut-and-reno project left us craving black countertops—and an all-black bathroom.
Take the tour: This Venice Home Takes Bold Neutrals to the Next Level
#6: A Worldly Inspiration
To design this Joshua Tree abode, the homeowners took inspiration from their travels to Morocco and New Mexico.
#5: A SoCal Surf Cottage
This 1920s cottage in San Diego embraces the adult summer camp look with Pendleton blankets, vintage pennants, and hooks everywhere.
Take the tour: This SoCal Surf Cottage Is Like Year-Round Summer Camp
#4: The Ultimate Desert Cool Property
The couple behind Joshua Tree’s coolest Airbnbs have created their next must-visit property in Tucson, Arizona.
Take the tour: This Stunning Tucson Property Is the Epitome of Desert Cool
#3: A Moody Mountain Cabin
Who can resist a cozy A-frame in the woods, especially when its design is inspired by cigar and whiskey bars?
Take the tour: This Moody Big Bear Cabin Is a Dreamy Urban Escape
#2: A Modern-Boho A-Frame In Marin
This hip hideaway was stripped back and brightened up for a complete makeover by a Bay Area designer.
#1: A Garage Guest Room
That’s right, the most-read home tour of the year isn’t a house at all, but a backyard guest casita in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood. From the cute exterior to the guest room inspo inside, it’s easy to see why our readers loved this one.