...a perfect way to encapsulate what's been happening in St. Petersburg for the past few years: the city is being revitalized.
St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
Modern Home Tours has announced their premier visit to Florida: on Saturday, November 10th, the St. Petersburg Modern Home Tour will give Tampa Bay residents the opportunity to explore the inside and outside of some of the area's coolest examples of modern architecture.
The city-wide, self-guided driving tour will feature eight to ten architecturally progressive and contemporary homes that exemplify modern living. Visitors will see first-hand the visually astounding principles of modernist thinking come to life.
Ingrid Spencer, former managing editor and current contributing editor for Architectural Record Magazine in NYC, is selecting the homes and curating the St. Petersburg Modern Home Tour. She says the first visit to Florida will include works from a new crop of architecture firms that specialize in modern design and are leading the charge in the area’s 21st century revitalization.
“The architect chosen to build the new St. Petersburg Pier, Michael Maltzan, calls his design a symbol of the renewed vitality of the city,” explains Spencer. “I think that’s a perfect way to encapsulate what's been happening in St. Petersburg for the past few years: the city is being revitalized. Updates in existing structures and the architecture of new buildings are moving St. Petersburg into a new era, one where innovative architecture is celebrated and a modern lifestyle prevails. Nowhere do we see this more than in some of the homes and residential dwellings of St. Pete.”
Participating homes on the St. Petersburg Modern Home Tour will open their doors to tour-goers from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 10. Tickets are $30 in advance online; available for $40 on the day of the tour. Kids under 12 are FREE!
The St. Petersburg Modern Home Tour is sponsored by Haiku fans, Yelp! and Design Public. Partial proceeds of the tour will go to benefit a local non-profit organization, TBD.
For details, a current list of homes, and all ticket information, please visit http://stpetersburg.modernhometours.com.
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!