The Seattle Modern Home Tours is a city-wide, self-guided driving tour that will feature eight to ten architecturally progressive and contemporary homes in the Seattle area that exemplify modern living.
Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) September 18, 2012
At the end of September, Seattleites will have the chance to explore the finest examples of modern architecture right in their own backyard, and help the Seattle Architecture Foundation at the same time.
The Seattle Modern Home Tours is a city-wide, self-guided driving tour that will feature eight to ten architecturally progressive and contemporary homes in the Seattle area that exemplify modern living. Tour-goers will have the chance to explore the inside and out of their city’s greatest examples of modern home architecture and see first-hand the visually astounding principles of modernist thinking.
For the first trip to Seattle, Modern Home Tours is partnering with the Seattle Architecture Foundation. Partial proceeds of the tour will go to the local non-profit’s programs and mission of connecting people to the power of design.
“We are thrilled to have the Seattle Modern Home Tour partner with the Seattle Architecture Foundation,” says tour curator, Ingrid Spencer. “As they strive to engage the community with its built environment, so too do we advocate good design with informative, fun tours that let attendees experience the work of talented architects.”
The local architects and neighborhoods featured on the Seattle Modern Home Tours are:
- A shoreline home in Fauntleroy Cove designed by Suyama Peterson Deguchi
- A simple-yet-elegant home in Wallingford designed by Hutchison & Maul Architecture
- A new, corner-lot home featuring a catwalk library in Ravenna designed by Stannard Conway Architects
- A factory-constructed home shipped from Boise, Idaho, perched in the Atlantic neighborhood of Seattle designed by HyBrid Architecture and Assembly
- A multi-family, mixed-use condominium in Westlake designed by Stannard Conway
- A Queen Anne Hill residence designed and owned by David Coleman (Architecture) that is an AIA Home of the Year winner!
- A Japanese and Italian-influenced home, nicknamed “Chiaroscuro,” in Sunset Hill designed by Studio Ectypos
- A new home with exceptional light and open spaces in Madison Park designed by Eric Cobb
Also joining the tour is the “House of the Immediate Future,” which is part of ‘The Next 50’ celebration honoring the 50th Anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership, this house is on display at the Seattle Center and will be open for a limited time during the tour.
Participating homes on the Seattle Modern Home Tour will open their doors to tour-goers from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 29. Tickets are $25 in advance online; available for $30 on the day of the tour at select ‘start’ locations. Kids under 12 are FREE!
The Seattle Modern Home Tour is being co-sponsored by Gray Magazine; copies of their latest issue will be available at select locations while supplies last.
For details, a current list of homes, and all ticket information, please visit http://seattle.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!