Local Realtors Bree Phillips and Jennie Hillard announce a designer showcase event at Mill Pond Village from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2655 Mill Pond Lane. All are welcome to tour two custom homes designed by local artisans and enjoy treats from Lawson's Catering.

Sami Hoblit, owner of two homes in Astoria's Millpond Village, envisioned an event that could showcase homes as well as the talents of North Coast artists. She teamed with Bree Phillips and Jennie Hillard to get the project under way.

One home is designed in a nautical theme and the other is an American Gothic revival home. Both have been fashioned throughout with the latest trends in home design. Rooms will display the work of Les Femmes de L'Ocean, a group of North Coast artisans who combine their talents to offer services and products for the home and garden, interior design consultation, textile artists, custom furniture, decorative painting and accessories. Randall Lee's Flooring & Home Decor has also lent a hand with the concepts that will be showcased.

The two homes are also available for viewing by contacting RE/MAX brokers Jennie Hillard or Bree Phillips for a private showing. The American Gothic revival home is listed for $530,000; the nautical themed home is listed for $545,000.

For more information, call RE/MAX River & Sea at 338-5200 or 738-9552.