Posts tagged MCM Homes
Home Tour : Austin Through the Ages

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.


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Docomomo Tour Day 2014: Milton Ryan

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:

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5102 Ridge Oak Drive : Arthur Fehr

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.

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Mid Century Modern Homes Tour : Austin 1964

Next week is Preservation Austin's annual homes tour, and I'm super excited that this years theme is mid century modern homes in Austin. There is a surprisingly rich culture of mid century modern architecture in Austin, with some of the early local architects having studied under or worked with greats like Neutra, Saarinen and Gropius. The result was some very progressive mid century homes that were adapted to meet the climate and vernacular of Texas hill country. This year the tour will feature 5 homes, two of which were the personal homes of the architects that designed them. 

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432 Ridgewood

We featured this house a few weeks ago when it first came on the market, but it's worth revisiting for a few reasons. First, they've gotten some professional photo's up, so the voyeurism is so much more satisfying. Second, it's not that often that an A.D. Stenger home comes on the market. It's true that they are available more often than other prominent MCM architects (he did build over 100 homes over the years) but it's still a special thing. Plus, I think that they've done a particularly good job with the interior remodel on this one. Check it out.

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