The Junior League of San Francisco Annual Home Tour


Thank you for your support at our 2021 Gardens of the Heights Tour!

Last year, we celebrated 26 years of the Junior League of San Francisco’s annual Home Tour with a virtual event. This year, we’re continuing the new tradition — but with a different twist —  Gardens of the Heights, an outdoor event touring the fabulous gardens of Presidio & Pacific Heights, which will take place on the 16th of October, 2021.


Gardens of the Heights will feature private gardens from homes in Presidio & Pacific Heights. The main event will be held on October 16th from 11 am to 4 pm. Patrons get early access at 10 am.

Day of Event Details:

 27th Annual Home Tour Gardens of the Heights 

Thank you for your support of The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc.’s 27th Annual Home Tour – Gardens of the Heights. We have put together a timeline and a list of FAQs so you can get the most out of the day! Patron packages, upgrades, and event tickets are still available for purchase at the door so please encourage your friends to attend!

Schedule of Events

Home Tour: Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Patron Ticket Holder Early Access: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

General Admission Access: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Day of Event Details and FAQs

  1. Where do I check in for the Home Tour on October 16th?

To obtain entry, all Home Tour guests (Patrons, Sponsors, & General Admission Ticket Holders) will need to check in at 3600 Washington Street, San Francisco CA 94118 in Pacific Heights. Please look for our check-in table with event signage. Attendees will receive a wristband and program after sharing their proof of vaccination.


  1. What time does the Home Tour start and end?

General Admission ticket holders may view the gardens from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on October 16. Patron Package ticket holders may view the gardens from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on October 16.

1901 Scott Street, our VIP home, will be open until 4:00 p.m. while all other locations will close at 3:00 p.m. The last entry will be at 2:45 p.m.


  1. Can I still buy tickets?

Yes, tickets may be purchased online until the end of the event and Patron packages can be purchased until noon on October 15th. You may also purchase Home Tour tickets on the day of the event at our check-in table located at 3600 Washington Street, San Francisco CA 94118.  General Admission ticket holders have the option for a day-of upgrade to the VIP Experience at the check-in table so you can access our wonderful VIP area at 1901 Scott Street featuring light bites and Une Femme Wines poured by their fabulous female founder!


  1. Will I receive my ticket in the mail?

No. Your name will be on our guest list at check-in.


  1. What does the VIP Experience include?

The VIP Experience, allows access to the Tour homes one hour prior (10:00 a.m.) to General Admission ticket holders. Patrons also have exclusive access to the VIP Experience, which includes a curated gift bag and reserved hospitality area featuring wine from Une Femme as well as light bites.


  1. Where is the VIP Experience?

The VIP Experience area, exclusive to Patrons and Sponsors, is located at 1901 Scott Street. Patron Package ticket holders and Sponsors will need to check in prior to arriving at the VIP Experience (see above).

All attendees can visit 1901 Scott Street, but VIPs will have access to an exclusive bar and seating area.


  1. How close together are the Tour homes and how many are there?

The locations span from Pacific Heights to Presidio Terrace, some of which are within walking distance of one another. We recommend that guests wear comfortable shoes. The Gilli Bus will provide shuttle service to all guests with stops located near the gardens and points of interest.

In addition to the gardens, this year’s Garden of the Heights includes:

  •    Pop-up tent at Alta Plaza (access on Scott and Washington Street) with chairs, snacks, fun beverages, and picnic blankets.
  •    Meet & greet with the landscape designer AND wine pull at 27 Presidio Terrace.
  •     A continuation of the Silent Auction from the Launch Party at 1901 Scott Street.  You can still bid on the items even if you weren’t able to join us at the Launch Party, check it out here!
  •    Professionally guided architectural walking tour around the block of 3600 Washington Street in Pacific Heights (11.30am-1.30pm). 3600 Washington will also include check in and beverages for all attendees.
  •    Jewelry pop-up and art show at Moxie’s Daughter featuring a jewelry trunk show hosted by Gabrielle Jewelry (jewelry from 12pm-4pm). Moxie’s Daughter will also include beverages and sweets for all attendees as well as a discount on gallery purchases.


  1. Where should I park for the event?

There is absolutely no parking allowed in Presidio Terrace.

We strongly recommend attendees use public transportation or taxi/Uber/Lyft to get to the Tour. For more information on public transportation, please visit If you wish to drive, there is limited street parking within the Tour area. The Gilli Bus will be driving a continuous loop throughout the tour and is open to all attendees.

If you prefer to drive yourself between locations, we kindly ask that you are respectful of the parking signs in the neighborhoods and remind you to park on Arguello Street outside of Presidio Terrace, between Clay and Washington.


  1. When will I receive a map of the homes?

A map will be included in the Home Tour program, which will be given to you at check-in on the day of the event.


Please note: 

  •     Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  •     Except for “babes in arms,” children under 14 are not permitted to tour the homes. No strollers are allowed.
  •     Shuttles will be available between each location. Some homes are within comfortable walking distance.
  •     Food and beverages may not be consumed within the gardens, with the exception of the hospitality areas provided.


We look forward to seeing you at Home Tour and thank you for your support!


Home Tour’s fundraising success is made possible by our JLSF volunteers, individual and corporate sponsors, in-kind donors, and ticket sales. Patrons enjoy a variety of special benefits and, most importantly, make a deep and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of individuals served by our community partners.

Patrons and Sponsors will have exclusive access at our Launch Party Event. Prior to launch, Patrons will also receive a curated VIP Event Box to complement their experience. Packages are available starting at $250.



Launch Party: Florence Fang Community Farm, October 2nd, 11:30am to 1:30pm



Wisteria $1,500
  • 6 tickets to the Launch Party
  • 6 tickets to Gardens of the Heights
  • 6 VIP Event Boxes
  • Early access to the event at 10 am
Bougainvillea $1000
  • 4 tickets to the Launch Party
  • 4 tickets to Gardens of the Heights
  • 4 VIP Event Boxes
  • Early access to the event at 10 am
Hydrangea $500
  • 2 tickets to the Launch Party
  • 2 tickets to Gardens of the Heights
  • 2 VIP Event Boxes
  • Early access to the event at 10 am
Golden Poppy $250
  • 1 ticket to the Launch Party
  • 1 ticket to Gardens of the Heights
  • 1 VIP Event Box
  • Early access to the event at 10 am


If you are unable to attend Home Tour this year but would like to make a 100% tax-deductible donation to The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. of $100 or more, your name will be displayed on our event website and in our event pamphlet*.

*Must donate by October 8, 2021, to be included.

Click here to make a Legacy Donation



Corporate Sponsorships are available starting at $500. For more information, please contact Lizzy Shay Kaler,



Buy your ticket early to save! General Admission tickets include access to the Home Tour event on October 16th. Family admission includes 2 tickets.

GA Individual – Early Bird

GA Individual

Launch Party (October 2nd)





Home Tour is a primary fundraising event that brings greater visibility to the JLSF mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The training that the Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. provides to our members is what sets us apart from other organizations in San Francisco. The JLSF is working closely with four Bay Area community programs this year to address the issues surrounding social and emotional health of the youth and elderly. Through these programs, JLSF volunteers participate in activities to promote self-esteem in children and prevent social isolation of the elderly. Our 2021-2022 community partners include Breakthrough SF, Florence Fang Community Farm, Safe and Sound, and SMART. Click here for more information on how the JLSF collaborates with our community partners.



Lizzy Shay Kaler

Dani Pautrot


Julia Nagel • Anna Williams • Jennifer Pike • Erin Gray • Malia Kelleher

VP Fund Development

Francesca Ungaro


Ivey Summerlin Lion • Rira Raisi • Kathleen Bird • Kate Van Dalsem  • Kirby Gibson • Katie Hurley • Lily Kaplan • Malia Kelleher • Marijane Kubow • Caleigh Newberry


Interested in partnering with the JLSF or have questions about Home Tour? Please contact us!

Lizzy Shay Kaler, and Dani Pautrot, – 2021 Home Tour Co-Chairs

The Home Tour Legacy

Home Tour has come a long way since the first Kitchen Tour in 1995, when it was limited to one room in the house. In 1997 it was renamed the Home and Kitchen Tour. Back then the tour included an exciting luxury raffle, gourmet luncheon, and home boutique. In 2001, the decision was made to drop the word “Kitchen” altogether to give the event its current-day title of Home Tour. 

From the views of Sea Cliff to the heights of SOMA, the annual Home Tour has taken guests through the most exclusive neighborhoods in San Francisco. This year we are proud to celebrate 26 years of Home Tour and the women whose tireless efforts have made each event a unique success.

Kitchen Tour
1995 – Presidio Heights
Presidio Heights
Marilyn Timoney
Donna Vitalona

1996 – Pacific Heights
Les Cuisines de Broadway
Diane Taube

Home & Kitchen Tour
1997 – Pacific Heights
Buona Cucina
Teresa Medearis

1998 – Presidio Heights
Presidio Promenade
Mary Fehr

1999 – Cow Hollow
Cosmopolitan Kitchens
Jennifer Smith

2000 – Marina
Cuisine Sur la Mer
Joselle Lee-Chao
Valerie Toler

Home Tour
2001 – Nob Hill
Rooms With A View
Marybeth La Motte

2002 – Presidio Heights
Suzanne Rischman

2003 – Pacific Heights
Salute to San Francisco
Lauren Haswell

2004 – Presidio Heights
Tour D’Elegance
Mai Shiver
Beth Sullivan

2005 – Sea Cliff
Hilary Desrosiers
Selin Wold

2006 – Pacific Heights
Give My Regards to Broadway
Ginger Wilcox

2007 – Russian Hill
Left My Heart in San Francisco
Patricia Dassios
Julie Yarbrough

2008 – Marina
A Day by the Bay
Katherine Pierce McShane
Catherine Kuuskraa

2009 – Pacific Heights
Crystal Anniversary
Nicole Bonar
Elizabeth Lester

2010 – St. Francis Wood
Into the Wood
Tammy Braas-Hill

2011 – Sea Cliff
Modernism Through the Ages
Lillian Phan

2012 – Presidio Heights
Gateway to Grandeur
Elizabeth Link

2013 – Cow Hollow
Hidden Gems of San Francisco
Susie Berg
Tricia O’Brien

2014 – Marina
Anchored in Tradition
Leah Rodriguez

2015 – Presidio Heights
Footsteps in the Fog
Dana Marie Knapp
Elyssa Match

2016 – Sea Cliff
Timeless Moderne Above the Bay
Erin Linch

2017 – SOMA
From Great Heights
Kris Kolassa

2018 – Noe Valley
Modern Magnificence
Francesca Ungaro

2019 – Presidio Heights
25th Annual Home Tour: Historic Heights
Katherine Causey

2020 – Bay Area
Home Tour At Home
Maria DeRoss
Sydney Doyle