By Jonathan Spindel
If you’re like us, you’ve always dreamed of building a home in the style of your wildest dreams? Or are you in the market for an architectural masterpiece by one of Austin’s great designers? Either way, you’re in luck, because this spring’s Austin Modern Home Tour on Saturday, March 5 features twelve of Austin’s most unique homes for you to explore. Whether you’re inspired by stunning hilltop views or artsy hip houses, you’ll have ample opportunities to get inspired to build or buy a home of your own.
If you’ve always wanted to design and build your own home, don’t miss your chance at Design-Build special event the following Sunday, March 6. This four-hour special event will go in-detail about every step of the modern custom home building experience. Featuring Lex Zarun from Newcastle Homes and Jared Haas from un.box studio, attendees will get exceptional insight into the processes, challenges, costs and opportunities for anyone who wants to create their own unique modern living space in Austin.
During the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Frank Farkash of Moonstower Design Build, who created a homeowner’s perfect, warm and minimalistic space with just 1,100 square feet.
Designing with a simple palette and close-quartered neighbors in mind, Farkash utilized exposed plywood and structural elements, blackened steel, clear sealed cedar and pine, and up-and-out window and door view to open up the small East Austin home.
You won’t want to miss Kipp Flores Architects’ hilltop modern home with balcony views stretching out eight to ten miles. Built with Thurman Homes, this vibrant, wood-framed design is efficiently constructed with clean, subtle angles, an environmentally controlled heating and cooling crawlspace, and disguised appliances that blend in with each room’s design.
For tickets and more information, visit http://modernhometouraustin.com See below for a list of all the homes on the tour.
2016 AUSTIN MODERN HOME TOUR
Presented by GoodLife Realty
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
806 Lincoln Street, Austin, TX 78702 (Moontower Design Build)
1907 Barton Parkway, Austin, TX 78704 (Chris Cobb Architecture)
2002 Peoples Street, Austin, TX 78702 (Newcastle Homes and un.box studio)
2405 Rockingham Circle, Austin, TX 78704 (Steve Zagorski Architect)
2510 Trail of Madrones, Austin, TX 78746 (Sago International)**
2708 Townes Lane, Austin, TX 78703 (Bercy Chen Studio)**
3305 Garden Villa, Unit A, Austin, TX 78704 (North Arrow Studio)**
3305 Hyclimb Circle, Austin, TX 78723 (Thurman Homes and Kipp Flores Architects)**
4500 Amarra Drive, Austin, TX 78735 (Laura Britt Design)
5908 Florencia Lane, Austin, TX 78724 (Barley | Pfeiffer Architecture)
8106 Hickory Creek, Austin, TX 78735 (GoodLife Luxury Realty Estate)**
8938 Wimberly Cove, Austin, TX 78735 (Collaborated Works)