Modern Home Tours Makes First Visit to Madison, April 6

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Select homes throughout Madison will open their doors to visitors for a day of modern architecture exploration. The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has signed on as the Madison Modern Home Tour local non-profit partner and will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Tills Architecture

Madison is a natural fit for the expansion of Modern Home Tours. It’s such a warm city and with a great recent history of design.

Modern Home Tours is making a first-time visit to Wisconsin. The 2013 Madison Modern Home Tour will take place on Saturday, April 6th. Residents will get the opportunity to explore some of the greatest examples of modern architecture and interior design, right here in Mad City.

The self-guided driving tour will feature six to ten architecturally progressive and contemporary homes that exemplify modern living in and around the Madison area. See first hand how homes incorporate the principles of modernist thinking with cutting edge building science and sustainable techniques when craft, science, and talent all come together to create a completely modern dwelling.

Homes are currently applying to join the tour. Local architects already on board include Tills Architecture, GMK Architecture, The Alexander Company, and Jay Weatherford.

Says Modern Home Tours founder, Matt Swinney, “Madison is a natural fit for the expansion of Modern Home Tours. It’s such a warm city and with a great recent history of design. When Frank Lloyd Wright likes to work in a city, you can bet we won’t be far behind. From mid-century remodels to incredibly contemporary structures, we’re incredibly excited to see how a Modern tour will be accepted in Madison.”

Additionally, Modern Home Tours has selected the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) as the non-profit/benefitting partner. Elizabeth Tucker, Director of Development at MMoCA, says the pairing of the museum and tour is a perfect match.

"The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is thrilled to be involved with Madison Modern Home Tour as a non-profit partner,” says Tucker. “The tour will be of great interest to the community’s many architecture and design enthusiasts, a group the museum knows very well through our many design-related events offered over the years. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will support the free exhibitions and education programs that MMoCA offers year-round."

Participating homes will open their doors for viewing from 11AM – 5PM on Saturday, April 6th, in and around Madison, Wisconsin. Tickets are $30 in advance; $40 on the day of the tour, available at designated locations. All are invited. Kids under 12 are free.

For more details and a current list of homes:

About Modern Home Tours, LLC: Based in Austin, Texas, Modern Home Tours, LLC was founded by partners Matt Swinney & James Leasure to introduce Modern architecture and living to people across the nation. Through fun and informative tours in dozens of cities across the USA and Canada, we invite people into some of the most exciting examples of Modern architecture and design in the nation. With carefully selected architects, neighborhoods and architecture, our home tours are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Not only will you learn about the cutting edge of home design while on our tours, but you might even get an idea or two for your next home project!

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