2020 Houston Modern Home Tour
CONFIRMED DATE June 27th, 2020
You know “that house” you pass by every day?
The Houston Modern Home Tour is your chance to GET INSIDE and meet the architects, builders and designers that made it happen – and maybe even ask a question or two about your own project playing around in the back of your mind!
It’s as easy as:
2) About 24 hours before Tour day begins, check your email for our printable map and any last minute instructions
3) Starting at 11AM on Tour day, visit the homes in any order you wish and at your open pace. Meet the architects and designers, and find inspiration for your own modern lifestyle!
Located near Brays Bayou, the house is elevated several feet to prevent flooding. The exterior massing of the home is composed with a series of decks and planters to ease the visual and physical height difference. In doing so, an entry courtyard and back patio serve as a transitional space and creates a strong indoor/outdoor connection. Once entering the house, the open-concept plan unfolds and allows the kitchen, living, and dining to serve as a one great room for entertaining.
Architect: Scott Ballard Architect
Photography courtesy Scott Ballard Architect llc
This house was an attempt at a freeform presentation within the confines of stick construction, and without the use of computer aided design, curved steel structure, or curved glass, etc. It was designed for a single male: double height auto storage in garage, large workshop, open living, elevator to an office area on top floor with access to roof deck including jacuzzi and outdoor kitchen.
Located in Montrose a neighborhood known for its own unique urban vibe the design of this home focuses on quality of space. The open-concept layout is just over 3,000 square feet with expansive windows connecting the home to the outdoor covered patio and pool area, perfect for summertime in Houston, Texas. The home’s exterior boast strong horizontal lines with a simple composition of brick, wood, and cement siding.
Developer: Fifty Seventh + 7th by Carnegie Homes
IMAGES COMING SOON!
Welcome to 2514 Avalon Place, a new-construction five-bedroom masterpiece in the sought-after River Oaks area. Brought to you by Fifty Seventh + 7th, a luxury division of award-winning Carnegie Homes, and architectural design by Michael Garcia of Refuge Design, this home’s meticulous design places a premium on effortless indoor-outdoor living and stunning natural light. The U-shaped layout and soaring windows frame tranquil courtyard views while an outdoor living room and second-floor balcony invite al fresco lounging and entertaining.
Inside, the sculptural central staircase acts as an alluring focal point. Featuring Venetian plaster hemmed by a bold wrought-iron railing, the stair winds gracefully to the top floor along a dramatic wall of windows. The first floor was made for lavish gatherings with an impeccable great room as well as formal dining room and chef’s kitchen where Sub-Zero and Wolf gourmet appliances are surrounded by gleaming quartzite. Upstairs, the breathtaking master suite includes a tray ceiling, sitting room and a massive en suite Calacatta porcelain bathroom featuring a soaking tub, rain shower, two separate vanities and two custom walk-in boutique closets. Four more well-appointed bedroom suites, plus a media room with a wet bar, a game room and study provide plenty of space for family and friends in this well-crafted River Oaks showplace.
Presented by the Homeowners
Developed after WW II, Meyerland provided fertile ground for the (then) avant-garde, Mid-Century designs of young architects. According to a 1956 article in the Houston Chronicle, one of those architects, Ursula Oberdieck, working for Suburban Homes, designed several Meyerland and Glenbrook Valley homes in Houston. The residence at 5006 N. Braeswood is attributed to Oberdieck.
Substantially renovated and redesigned by the sellers with distinctive Contemporary flair, this raised, one-story structure offers cantilevered, sculptural exterior framing across the front elevation and an open-spaces, light-filled floorplan enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, light-reflecting crushed-quartz floors and countertops, reclaimed engineered oak hardwood floors, and custom walnut cabinets and built-ins.
Walls of glass flood the interior with natural light and open up to an amazing courtyard encircled by the home. The floor plan design offers great functionality providing both endless possibilities for entertaining and creating a sense of privacy in the more intimate spaces.
It’s easy! Just buy your tickets, then about 48 hours before the Tour you’ll receive an email with links to your Tour map. Then, on Tour day, start at any house and proceed in any order at your own pace to the homes that interest you the most – or to all of them!
Unfortunately due to repeated issues, we must request that no children under 12 attend the Tour. This is a new restriction for 2019, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. However, we do realize that some of our best guests are aspiring architects and designers and we therefore invite kids 12 and up to learn about the exciting world of architecture and design!
Giving back to the communities and homeowners that so generously welcome us every year is one of the most important things we do. That’s why we partner with a housing or education organization in every Tour city, and why we are working to establish a scholarship fund for aspiring architects and designers.