A variety of home styles will be represented on the Methow Valley Home tour this Saturday in the Mazama area. Photo courtesy of Louise Stevens

A variety of home styles will be represented on the Methow Valley Home tour this Saturday in the Mazama area. Photo courtesy of Louise Stevens

Confluence Gallery’s annual Methow Valley Home Tour has evolved over the previous dozen years, said Louise Stevens, a member of the planning committee for this year’s tour, a self-guided event on Saturday (Aug. 9) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In the beginning, the tour featured homes of the log cabin variety, then it moved on to ranch-style houses, and recently the “shed roof minimalist style” has prevailed, Stevens said.

The 2014 tour combines elements of many different styles under the theme of “Rooflines,” Stevens said. Said rooflines and their attached homes, 10 on the tour, are all in the Mazama area and are along a bicycle-friendly route — except one in Edelweiss that would require strong calves, Stevens said. Parking will be available at the Mazama Corral, she said.

Twenty local volunteers will serve as hosts on the tour, and many of the builders will be on hand at individual homes to talk about their process. Tickets are $25, or $20 per person for groups of four, and are available at the gallery in Twisp starting today (Aug. 6), and at the gallery and the Mazama Store on Saturday.

Confluence Gallery will donate 25 percent of all proceeds to the Community Foundation of North Central Washington’s Fire Relief Fund. For information, call 997-2787.