Special thanks to all of the 2013 Austin Modern Home Tour sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2013 Modern Home Tour, please email Matt Swinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket-holders for the Modern Home Tour are invited to join us at iPic Theater after the Tour on February 2, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm for an After Party and Architect Panel.
iPic Theater in the Domain
3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin, TX 78758
The GoodLife Team and Launch787 are incredibly excited to work with iPic Entertainment and iPic Theater, located in the Domain, as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Austin Modern Home Tour!
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The Texas Cantilever is a cost-efficient, formally singular and green design-build residence. A compactly organized set of conditioned spaces also yields covered and open outdoor spaces – resulting in outstanding feeling of being either in the sky or in nature when inside the home.
The project also incorporated digital technologies which were leveraged to both efficiently fabricate and erect the primary structural steel, as well as to design and document the…Read More
Francisco wants to see a return to the ideals of modern design’s golden age — simple, functional, accessible to all. This midcentury spirit lies within the home’s frame and extends its reach to the interior with resourceful finishes and handmade decor.
Practicing what he preaches, Francisco was able to apply these principles to his own home. By focusing on dramatic elements — open spaces, high ceilings, natural light — and omitting expensive designer details — such as high-end italian appliances…
The home on Delores Ave is a stand out in sleek, open and simplistic modern design. Functional from front to back, this 3 bedroom home captures light and encourages onlookers to adventure through its smart floor plan. The back covered porch overlooking the substantial backyard is terraced down to the creek and the space is perfect for entertaining. Thurman Homes built an affordable modern home that even the most discerning palate of contemporary architecture will appreciate.
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1114 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
Floating above the ground on piers, 1615 Garden Street brings green building and modern design to its East Austin neighborhood — on a budget $115/sf). The house for a young family achieves high-impact contemporary design using lost-cost, low-energy materials and technology featuring deep porches, double-height open living spaces, custom wood shelving that defines these spaces, concrete countertops, an open-to-sky shower and an abundance of natural light.
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rvrw is designed to capture the spirit of place. it is designed to excite the human experience. it is designed to frame the rising moon and bring the outside in. solar and geothermal systems are incorporated to minimize reliance on the grid and to harness abundant energy available to the site. rvrvw is designed to allow access to the tree tops from the comfort of a conditioned environment with…Read More
Close-up skyline views. Architecturally stunning contemporary design and recently updated commercial construction. Show-stopper interiors include Scavolini Italian kitchen with custom tile backsplash, Miele and SubZero appliances, high-end plumbing and lighting fixtures, slate and wood floors. Custom window shades and commercial doors and windows. Tremendous natural light provided by floor to ceiling glass. 50 foot lap pool and spa, extensive covered terraces. Roof top deck with ½ bath and outdoor shower. Separate workout room. Perimeter fenced lot with lush yard and gated drive creates…Read More
During construction, the owners began calling it “The Death Star” because of a resemblance to the moon-sized space weapon in “Star Wars”. Grey, recycled, eco-friendly, rubber roof shingles cover the outside walls and roofs, and an elevated interior office with angled site-glazing serves as the futuristic control deck looking out above the kitchen. Intersecting the kitchen space is a jagged-shaped range hood cover while a small office space zigzags under a stair. Raw materials such as polished concrete floors…Read More
Wrapping around an existing 150-year-old oak tree, this 1100 SF addition to a 1920’s bungalow, doubles the size of the house and preserves its 1920’s charm by leaving the existing house in its historic state. The addition with new dining area, study and master bedroom suite includes large north facing windows and clerestory that open to views into the impressive ancient tree and across the roof tops of the wooded single story neighborhood. The shape of the addition creates…Read More
This home epitomizes Austin’s burgeoning modern home aesthetic. Located just off South Congress, the flying rooflines and juxtaposed finishes relate to the campy, playful styles of the nearby commercial stretch. Designed around a central axes front to back and side to side, the wide open floor plan lends itself to generous expanses of light and texture, making it the ideal home for entertaining. A rooftop deck with…Read More
Built for an extended family with live in caretaker, Bouldin Creek Ranch was designed to enable connections to the exterior living areas while ensuring layers of privacy for the various generations and frequent guests from one another and the city beyond. As a family who collects art, travels and loves to entertain, natural light and flow were important concerns and a contrasting palate of materials highlights the desired practical livability of an aesthetically rich and sculptural…Read More
In homage to contemporary design, the residences’ at South Center are strategically positioned around a 200 year old oak tree to offer privacy to the outdoors while still being part of a community. Walls, rooms, and windows are carefully place for privacy but allow natural light fill the space. The master bedrooms provides outdoor space for views of the trees. The interiors seamlessly blend with the outdoor living to offer its owners a peaceful union with nature. A crisp,…Read More
This unit features open spaces, good light and great closets in an efficient package, dictated by the small, 3400 sf home site. The storefront glass entry in front and picture window overlooking the large deck and private yard in back brighten the first floor and reinforce the open plan. It is located in Barton Skyline, a community of ten garden homes in Zilker, featuring modern design, clean lines and energy efficient construction. Finishes by award winning designer Tracey Overbeck Stead,…Read More
Barley & Pfeiffer’s “Green by design” approach enables this contemporary home to be comfortable, beautiful, healthy, highly energy and resource efficient, with lasting durability and lowered maintenance. This living environment promotes wellness both for its occupants and for the environment.
A holistic or “whole house” design approach was adopted from the inception of this project to ensure that the development would achieve its objectives: healthy and safe, comfortable,…
This Westlake site posed several challenges that included managing a sloping lot and capturing the views of downtown Austin in specific locations on the lot, while staying within the height restrictions. The service and garages split in two, buffering the less private areas of the lot creating an inner courtyard. The ancillary rooms are organized around this court leading up to the entertaining areas. The…
Bluejay is a modernist house with attention to details and joints. The Interiors relate to the exterior structure and create a connection between the two.
The Architecture of this house derives from the Legacy of Masters such as Wright, Scarpa and Khan.
The house was designed centered within the idea of creating a space where the designer/builder’s family lived surrounded, and stimulated, by nature. The hilltop 4200 sq. ft. house is quite transparent. The exterior integrates subtly with the interior through the use of great glass walls. The house is simple, open, accessible, comfortable, and welcomes its guests…Read More