10th Annual Houston Modern Home Tour - Rescheduled for June 27th

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The Modern Architecture + Design Society will celebrate 10 years of showcasing Houston’s modern homes on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Tour the homes. Meet the architects. Get inspired!

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We had to postpone the event to late June, but with the new policies we have put in place, we are excited to celebrate our 10th anniversary and confident we can provide a safe and enjoyable event for all who attend.

It began in 2011. A decade later, the Houston Modern Home Tour continues to highlight a new selection of curated local homes that embody Eastern Texas’s unique modern architecture and design aesthetic every year. Some tourgoers come in search of an architect or home builder to work with on their next project; others come with hopes to find a little inspiration. Whatever the motivations may be, all tourgoers are sure to get a first-hand look at Houston’s finest modern homes year after year.

On Saturday, June 27th, the Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS) returns for the 10th anniversary Houston Modern Home Tour, presented by BEC Engineers and Consultants and sponsored by RAM Windows. The 2020 event will give local architects, designers, and home builders the opportunity to showcase their work directly to the community in which they work. In turn, the self-guided tour gives the community an opportunity to engage the minds behind the designs and ask questions as they explore some of Houston’s best modern homes inside and out.

“Houston is our second-longest-running tour and one of the main pillars of the entire Modern Home Tour series,” says MA+DS founder and president, James Leasure. “We had to postpone the event to late June, but with the new policies we have put in place, we are excited to celebrate our 10th anniversary and confident we can provide a safe and enjoyable event for all who attend.”

Participants in the 10th anniversary Houston Modern Home Tour include:

  • A modern home elevated several feet because it is located in the flood plain of the Braeswood Place neighborhood, designed by studioMET
  • A modern home designed by Scott Ballard in the Upper Kirby neighborhood that features a roof deck with jacuzzi and outdoor kitchen
  • A second modern home from studioMET, engineering by BEC Engineers and Consultants, that just completed construction in the Montrose neighborhood and features a perfect outdoor living space for Houston summers
  • A brand-new high-end modern home in River Oaks that sports a floating spiral staircase and European garden courtyard, designed by refuGe Design Studio and built by Fifty Seventh + 7th by Carnegie Homes
  • A last-minute addition from BHGRE - Gary Greene in Meyerland: a second post-flood renovation in the last 4 years of a 1960’s home done with contemporary style and flair

NEW SAFETY RULES IN PLACE: In response to COVID-19, the Houston Modern Home Tour will have several new rules and policies in place. Tickets will be limited for this event and must be purchased prior to arrival. Entries at each home will be controlled to allow for social distancing inside the homes. Face coverings are a mandatory requirement for all visitors; no one will be allowed entry without a mask covering the nose and mouth. Shoes must be removed; booties will not be provided as an alternative. No children under age 12 will be allowed to enter. This year’s tour will be zero contact, including interactions with front door staff and throughout the homes.

The 10th anniversary Houston Modern Home Tour is presented by BEC Engineers and Consultants and sponsored by RAM Windows. Participating homes will open their doors for viewing from 11AM – 4PM on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Tickets to this year’s event are LIMITED and must be purchased prior to arrival. Details on pricing and ticket availability, as well as all rules and regulations for the 2020 Houston Modern Home Tour can be found at http://www.houstonmodernhometour.com.

About the Modern Architecture + Design Society: Based in Austin, Texas, the Modern Architecture + Design Society was founded was founded by James Leasure in 2010 as Modern Home Tours, to introduce modern architecture and living to people across the nation. Through fun and informative self-guided home 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 MA+DS 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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