By Janet Serra

Posted: 05/10/2017 16:16:49

Once again this year, the Newtown Historical Society is hosting a house and garden tour that combines the best of colonial contemporary architecture as well as  colorful and bountiful landscapes and gardens.

A highlight of this years tour is the home and gallery of two Newtown artists that live on Taunton Lake. Views from a 1972 contemporary, across Taunton Lake on Mount Pleasant Road, may even include the resident majestic bald eagles.

A home built in the 1970s is also on the tour as well as a contemporary house tastefully decorated with unique Swedish antiques, that includes special touches of the owners' designer daughter, and furniture constructed by their son.

Two homes, one on Boggs Hill and another on Brushy Hill, combine colonial and modern design. In addition to these homes and gardens, the tour includes three gardens in the Borough and Head O'Meadow area of Newtown.

Tickets are $25 in advance by contacting the historical society or $30 the day of the event for adults. $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event for children age 8 - 12 years old. Day of tickets can be purchased in front of the Matthew Curtiss House between 10 am - 2 pm.