The 2023 Austin MOdern Home Tour

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Explore The 2023 Tour Homes

Showcasing Amazing Examples of "Modern" Austin Today!

Studio Momentum Architects + Newcastle Homes

Newcastle Homes and Studio Momentum worked closely with the owners to achieve a gallery-like space, flooded with natural light. The home is a single story with two wings enclosing a large, private outdoor courtyard. One wing serves as the primary suite, while the other hosts guest suites, both meeting at a core great room with soaring ceilings for living and dining. Studio Momentum’s architectural skill and Newcastle Homes’ building expertise created a truly client-driven project that captures the art, light, natural environment and clean, uncluttered aesthetic of the owners.

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Joseph Design Build

Guided by timeless tenets of interconnectivity, and informed by Joseph Design Build’s unique approach to Austin-inspired modernism, The Gibson Residence is a harmonious haven of careful balance.

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Tornbjerg Design

The home was designed for a family with a passion for architecture and design. After considering many potential properties, a challenging site in Cat Mountain Estates was identified. The property was beautifully set amid mature oak trees and, by city standards, undeveloped surroundings. The natural slope of the lot posed a unique challenge.

images: Travis Baker with Twist Tours

Thurman Homes

While Thurman Homes has been a fixture of the Austin Modern Home Tour for years, this year marks their first tour home built in Whisper Valley. Thurman Homes selected the location to offer a truly unique energy saving feature: it is the only subdivision in the United States where every home is heated and cooled by a geothermal grid. Whisper Valley’s shared infrastructure approach to conservation, sustainability and energy efficiency lends a holistic approach to community unmatched anywhere in the world. If you are going to build modern, it just makes sense to build in a cutting edge community.

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coXist Studio with smartDigs Austin

The Sculpture Residences are situated overlooking Dimension Gallery Sculpture Park. The design was inspired by Tom Bandages’ sculpture, Functor No. 4, which resides in the adjacent park. This juxtaposition can be seen in the elevations of the Main house and ADU facing the park.

images: Leonid Furmansky

Workshop No. 5 with Mosier Luxury Homes

The Burney Residence is designed as a contemporary single family home with a butterfly roof. Intentionally visualized to fit the scale of the neighborhood while creating a hard to miss facade. The three volumes starting at the garage creates a slow crescendo towards the two story volume.

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Moontower Design Build

All the features of new construction with the architectural DNA of the original bungalow. Moontower provided architectural, general contracting, and interior selection services short of soft goods on this Central Austin home while despite being 99% new construction preserves the architectural scale of the street set by the original 1947 home. 

images: Erin Holsonback – “An Indoor Lady”

Verde Builders Custom Homes

Description Coming Soon!

images: Twist Tours | Travis Baker

Charles Di Piazza Architecture

Dogtrot House is located in the historic Heritage Neighborhood, a walkable community characterized by the modest sizes and simple shapes of 1920s bungalows, and in close proximity to public parks and transportation links. With self-initiative, a neighborhood resident turned activist-developer purchased the property and asked for a design that acknowledges the efficiency of bungalows while simultaneously addressing some deficiencies of the type such as dark interiors and little continuity with the hosting lot.

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Render ATX (formerly ESS Design+Build)

Nearly Century old mission style stucco home in Hyde Park behind commodore perry. Was originally a duplex and our client lived on one side and wanted to take the full SF to expand her living area. We updated her floor plan and embarked on a whole house contemporary restoration to maximize her living space, add natural light and give her the most functionality with the latest aesthetic & home performance updates. Also has some VERY fun clay imports tile & custom Italian cabinetry. We restored the original white oak floors and paired with a contemporary rimless (no baseboard) finish along with no door casing for ultimate sleek lines throughout.  

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Intexure Architects + Boxprefab

As an architect-led prefab ADU this project provides efficient modern living in just 900sf. As a two story home the footprint helps preserve backyard space including deck and pool areas. Designed to be set against the corner of a lot, the pivoted second floor creates additional outdoor space on the second floor and a covered outdoor space on the first floor. The ADU typology allows homeowners to add extra living space and value to their property by utilizing their backyard, adding needed density and housing solutions to the urban environment while helping preserve the original neighborhood fabric.

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NEW!!! Sunday Hill Country Extention

Tour 4-6 MORE HOMES on Sunday in Austin’s newest hill country hotspots liike Driftwood, Spicewood, and more! These homes are NOT open on Saturday, and require an extension ticket.  See Ticketing Page for details.

Cornerstone Architects

This hill country modern home is a beautiful example of architecture that incorporates contemporary elements while blending fluently with its natural surroundings. Upon entering the 3,800 square foot home, the foyer allows for stunning hill country views and direct access to the backyard. All three bedrooms are privately located in the left wing of the home, including the master suite with its own private, covered terrace. Centered at the core of the home, an expansive great room features four sets of sliding glass doors opening to the front porch courtyard, as well as the rear outdoor living and alfresco dining space. The high, two-story ceiling with transom windows help maximize natural lighting to the space. The kitchen design includes a large, single island along with an adjacent counter serving the outdoor summer kitchen for convenient entertaining. A small study looks out to the front courtyard, while a second study located off the media room functions as a flex space with views to the backyard.

images: Jamie Leasure / MA+DS

Tornbjerg Design

The home was designed for a retired couple relocating to the Hill Country from Houston. The clients had secured a lovely property with fantastic views. Their desire was a modern home that reflected the vernacular and material traditions of the Hill Country, and moreover took full advantage of its site. The design follows the contours of the land and stretches itself toward the view. Long and thin in plan, the house sits on a small plinth cut into the site. The cut creates an intimate space along the rear facade with an exposed limestone cliff which recalls the ubiquitous Hill Country road cut.

images: Allison Cartwright – Twist Tours

refuGe Design Studio &
Kelle Contine Interior Design

The topography and existing site features posed an array of creative challenges. The terrain drops 15 feet almost perpendicular to the side property lines. Conceptually, the intent was to emotionally embrace the panoramic view of Lake Travis, while allowing the architecture to drop, diagonally to the lake access point. The lake access point is approximately 60 feet above the water’s edge. From that point, one can descend, via a stair carved into the cliff’s edge. Almost every space, in the home, has a truly spectacular view. The sloped landscape also includes specimen oak and cedar trees that frame the entry courtyard. The exterior palette is a composition of materials and basic forms, that blend with the landscape, and contrast the typical hill country sky.

images: Jake Holt Photography

Let's Go On A Journey To Find Inspiration!

Tour the homes. Meet the architects and designers, and Get Inspired!  The 2023 Austin Modern Home Tour takes you inside of Austin’s coolest homes, and face-to-face with the creatinve geniuses that make them a reality!

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