Mark your calendar: The Flatirons Tour of Homes gets underway next weekend, May 5 and 6, and continues on May 12 and 13. The homes featured on the Tour are nothing short of spectacular, with innovative architecture and interior design, exciting floor plans, cutting-edge building materials, high-end finishes and unbelievable craftsmanship.

The Tour provides a wealth of inspiration for homeowners (or anyone who wants to make their space feel like home): interesting fixtures and accessories, creative solutions to design and space problems, new ways to achieve energy efficiency and fresh landscaping layouts, to name a few. If you happen to be in the market for a new home, the Tour is more than a source of ideas. It could be the final stop in your dream house hunt.

We’re giving readers a sneak peek this weekend with our 2012 Flatirons Tour of Homes section, publishing inside the Camera, Longmont Times-Call and Broomfield Enterprise on Sunday, April 29.

It’s a beautiful, glossy, full-color guide to the Tour that features a map, photographs and descriptions. Be sure to pick up your copy so you can make the most of your Tour experience. And visit now for a first look at some of the most beautiful homes in our area. See you at the Tour!