The Moss Mansion is hosting tours of notable private Billings homes on Saturday.
The theme for the 20th-annual home tour is the 20th century, focusing on homes from the early 1900s to one built in 1989, according to a press release from the Moss Mansion.
The following six homes will be presented, as noted in the release:
• 1024 N 31st Street: Colonial Revival in style, this was home to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rowan in the ’30s and the scene of impromptu concerts by famed violinists such as Jascha Heifetz and Yehudi Menuhin in town to perform at the Fox Theater.
• 1110 N 31st Street: Prairie Style. Built in 1912 and is a virtual duplicate of Percy Bentley’s Bartl House in La Crosse, Wisconsin, commissioned by L.D. Dousman.
• 104 N. Broadway, #305 & #308 (in the Stapleton Building, above Big Dipper): Two amazing lofts in the 1904 Stapleton Building with everything from 12-foot ceilings, an unusual movie screen, an LED fireplace and exposed fire suppression pipes.
• 1137 Henry Road: Contemporary home built in 1989 under the Rims and is a study in cubic, gable-roofed masses that have been joined together. You’ll find features such as a three-sided glass fireplace and stone steps leading to an amazing view of the entire Yellowstone Valley.
• 620 Highland Park Drive: Local designer and builder Jake Brosovich has masterfully blended historic references into this 21st Century home. The ceilings are so high one requires scaffolding to change the lightbulbs! The living spaces in this home range from an incredible screened in porch to a pool house to a dining room with a suspended walkway above.
• 914 Division Street: The Moss Mansion will be sharing the opening of its new exhibit, Farm to Table: Family and Food in the Yellowstone Valley.
Live music and food trucks will complement the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event.