Ever wish you could wander through some of the houses I post? First off, you can, just call me. It may cost you a beer if you are just a Looky Lou, but you know I'm down. Second, next weekend is your chance to get through the doors of a few I've featured. It's the 2018 Austin Modern Home Tour, and below are my top three favorites (in no particular order) that I think you need to see.Read More
While there is no shortage of homes tours in Austin, the AIA Homes Tour is always my favorite. The quality of the homes is always amazing, and there is usually a little something for everyone. This year is no exception. In fact, I'm going to go out on a limb and say this may be the strongest group of houses in a long time.
With that I have a confession to make. I just don't usually have it in me to go and look at a bunch of houses on my day off, so I whittle it down to two or three homes that can't be missed. This year however I may just need to suck it up. There are just two many good homes. So in no particular order here are a few that I'm excited about and why.Read More
It's time for the 9th annual Austin Modern Home tour. It happens next weekend and it's one of my favorites (second to the AIA Home tour) because it focuses solely on modern homes. This year Bercy Chen Studio has not one, but two homes on the tour, their Tetra house pictured above and the home located on San Juan dr. There are some other great houses on the tour as well that are definitely worth checking out, but I'm especially excited about the Tetra house. You can get a sneak peek of it below...Read More
Every year some of the best of the best new homes are opened up for the public to appreciate, and every year I try and pick a few favorites to add to my "must see" list. It's a bit of an overwhelming challenge when there are so many good homes to pick from. I haven't been through any of these homes yet, but based on the fantastic photos by Leonard Furmansky below are my top picks for the 2016 AIA Austin Homes Tour in no particular order.Read More
It can be a bit exhausting keeping up with all the home tours in Austin, but the Modern Home Tour this weekend is one that you don't want to miss. Unfortunately I won't be there this year because of a wedding in Mexico, but luckily I've already been through almost half of the homes. I'm actually really excited about this year's tour because a lot of my architect friends have homes featured. It's always great when you see good people, doing great projects get the attention they deserve.Read More
I love homes tours as much as the next guy, maybe even more. As a realtor I literally walk through hundreds of modern and MCM homes in Austin every year, and every time I do I'm looking and learning. The 10 homes picked for this years AIA Austin Home tour are the cream of the crop and I'm excited to dig into them and see what there is to be found. Here are the top 3 picks (in no particular order) that I'll be visiting this year, and why they caught my eye.Read More
In case you missed it in my newsletter last week, tomorrow, May 2nd, is Preservation Austin's annual home tour. The theme is Austin through the age's and there will be home feature from the 1870's to the 1960's. Of particular interest is the Butterfly House designed by A. D. Stenger and featured in Dwell magazine. That one house itself is worth the price of entry ($25-$35).
I'll also be collecting tickets in front of another 1960's home on River Road for a few hours. Make sure you come say hi.
I can't believe another year has slipped by and the modern home tour is upon us again. Tickets are on sale today for $30, or they can be purchased tomorrow for $40 at any house. While the lineup is as impressive as always there are a few that I am particularly excited about. Here are my top 4 picks in no particular order:Read More
Just in case you didn't get my newsletter, I thought I would share with you this great opportunity to check out some homes for sale in Agave.
Ok, it's not really a home tour per say, but there will be at least two open houses on Saturday, and three on Sunday. That means it's a great time to come look at some modern homes.
5413 Agatha Cir : Sat 1-3, Sun 11-2
7305 Ava : Sat 2-4, Sun 1-5
5344 Sendero Hils : Sun 1-4
If there is one thing Austin loves, it's a good homes tour, and while it's hard to believe a year has gone by already, the AIA Austin homes tour is back. As always the AIA manages to round up an impressive list of local starchitects, and this year you'll be able to gawk at works by Dick Clark and Michael Hsu among others. While I'm sure all of them are worth checking out, here is a preview of the homes I'm most interested in seeing.Read More
Every year Docomomo (Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement) has a national tour day. Our local chapter Mid Tex Mod is in charge of ours and tomorrow they are having a tour based around Modern Texas architect Milton Ryan. The tour is going to be in San Antonio where Ryan did the majority of his work, and will feature 3 of his commissions. It's a great opportunity to get out of town and skip the ACL madness and learn a little more about the rich architectural history Texas has.
More info, from Mid Tex Mod:Read More
This week I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of the home I'll be at tomorrow for the Mid Century Modern homes tour "Austin 1964!".
5102 Ridge Oak Drive was built in 1949 for Arthur Fehr and his family by Fehr & Granger. He lived in the home until his death in 1969, and his wife would remain in the home until the 1990’s. The home is an excellent example of mid century modern architecture with it’s use of expansive sections of glass connecting the inside with the out, and the minimal ornamentation. The recent home owners purchased the home 2010 and are the 4th owners. Once moved in, they waited 3 years before undertaking a minimal remodel so that they would be able to become better acquainted with the home.Read More
The Austin Modern Home Tour may only be 6 years old, but it is quickly becoming the de facto premier modern home tour in Austin. This year's line up includes a diverse line up from remodels to new construction, and even a little mid century modern for good measure. Trying to get to all 13 homes in one day may be a bit ambitious, so taking a cue from my friends over at Citygram Magazine, I've gone through to pick the ones I'll be going to on Friday (you can see their picks here).Read More
TRIBEZA INTERIORS TOUR
presented by Scott+Cooner
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10am-4pm
A self-guided tour that showcases the unique design work of Austin-based designers
I'm looking forward to checking the handy work by some of Austin's best interior designs this Saturday. You can see the all star roster here. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of. There will be a total of 8 fantastic homes to look at, as well as collection of businesses and other favorite spots to hit up along the way.Read More
This Saturday Oct 5th the good folks from Mid Tex Mod are putting on a little Mid Century Modern tour in East Austin. It will feature architecture by John S Chase who was the first African American architect in Texas.