Tour the Best Residential Modern Architecture in Santa Fe, October 18th

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Santa Feans get another rare opportunity to explore the inside and out of some of the area’s most impressive private homes, during the Third Annual Santa Fe Modern Home Tour. Friends of Architecture Santa Fe and the American Institute of Architects Santa Fe chapter are both participating as non-profit partners; Santa Fe Modern Home is sponsoring.

Archaeo Architects home in the Galisteo Basin Preserve

Tourgoers will have the rare opportunity to explore five to seven amazing private residences in northern New Mexico. Attendees will learn from homeowners on what it’s like to live in a modern home and find out where the architects got their inspiration...

Modern Home Tours, LLC, a premier national home tour organizer, is proud to announce a return trip to New Mexico. The third annual Santa Fe Modern Home Tour will take place on Saturday, October 18th; the tour is one of the final stops on the 2014 Fall Tour, which included visits to Texas, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Canada.

Throughout the day, tour-goers will have the rare opportunity to explore five to seven amazing private residences in northern New Mexico. Attendees will learn from homeowners what it’s like to live in a modern home and find out where the architects got their inspiration - directly from the source. The tour is self-guided and self-driven, allowing guests to explore these modern treasures at their own pace.

Applications for participation in the tour are still being accepted and homes are being confirmed. So far, local firms Interface Architects, Archaeo Architects, and WAMO Studio have been confirmed. The roster of homes will be finalized the week prior to the tour.

Friends of Architecture Santa Fe has been selected as the benefitting non-profit partner for the 2014 Santa Fe Modern Home Tour. They, along with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Santa Fe chapter, will help staff the event in exchange for a donation and opportunity to use the tour as a fundraising vehicle.

AIA Santa Fe and Friends board member, Allan Baer says: “The mission of Friends of Architecture Santa Fe is to enhance and foster the appreciation and awareness of architecture by promoting and supporting a diverse array of programs and activities, and providing opportunities for the public and local design community. The Modern Home Tour is one such opportunity and Friends is delighted to have been selected as a benefitting non-profit partner.

Santa Fe Modern Home on Pacheco Street in Santa Fe is a sponsor of this year’s tour. The retail location is Santa Fe’s premier shop for contemporary home furnishings, table art, jewelry; the showroom features noted artists and craftspeople that bring clean, minimal lines to southwestern environments.

Participating homes in the 2014 Santa Fe Modern Home Tour will open their doors for viewing from 11AM – 5PM on Saturday, October 18th, in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. All are invited to attend. Kids under 12 are FREE (when accompanying their parents). Tickets for each tour are $30 in advance online; $40 on the day of the tour. For more details on the Santa Fe Modern Home Tour and how to buy tickets, visit http://modernhometours.com/event/santafe-2.

About Modern Home Tours, LLC: Based in Austin, Texas, Modern Home Tours, LLC was founded by partners Matt Swinney & James Leasure in 2010 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, the group invites people into some of the most exciting examples of modern architecture and design in the nation. With carefully selected architects, neighborhoods and architecture, the Modern 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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