The 2024 Austin Modern Home Tour

image: James Leasure

How It Works

02 Watch For Your Tour Map

About 48 hours before Tour Day, watch your email for a printable PDF map and info packet, as well as links to a dynamic online map for easy navigation.

03 Visit the Homes on Tour Day

Travel at your own pace as you visit the homes in any order you wish between 10 AM and 5 PM on Saturday only.

Sunday "modern on the Market" homes open 10-5 PM Sunday only.

04 Preview The Homes Below!

Explore The 2024 Tour Homes

Showcasing Amazing Examples of "Modern" Austin Today!

Render ATX

Architect: Mark Odom Studio

A classical, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired mid-century modern masterpiece nestled in East Travis Heights. This home is located on a high point near the Colorado River, a spot that was once occupied by Native Americans long before streets like Riverside existed. The Inglewood Residence is a sunlight-filled home designed with a circulation sequence centered around various courtyards and a large Oak in the center of the lot. The existing trees were integral to the design, both in terms of site preservation and heightening the relationship between the interior and exterior. 

An abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows line each space. A continuous brick wall acts as a spine, showcasing the north-south axis of the house, while also connecting each space. 

In response to the homeowner’s appreciation for mid-century architecture, quintessential design and construction elements were included, such as vertical windows set deep into masonry walls, views into lush courtyards, continuous interior-to-exterior brick, invisible baseboards, indoor planters, slatted screen walls and custom terrazzo floors with 1800 pounds of colored glass, hand selected by client and builder. 

Built by Render ATX, with health, high performance, and innovative building science principles in mind, the home received a pre-insulation blower door score of .9 ACH in 2019. It is also known as the Zip 2.0 house; this innovative air sealing technique has been featured on The Build Show and in Journal of Light Construction

Images: Casey Dunn

LBR Homes

Architect: R&D Architecture
Interiors: Mark Louden
Back Slider by Western Window Systems

Nestled in the heart of South Austin, our Palm Springs-inspired mid-century home is a testament to the seamless fusion of classic design and contemporary living. Crafted in collaboration with remarkable clients, the residence is based on their lifestyle and experiences. Their ideas were distilled into a one-story custom layout that is thoughtful in its efficiency, ensuring every corner of the residence serves both purpose and aesthetics. 

Natural light pours into every space, illuminating the curated spaces and enhancing the warm tones of natural materials. Two carefully landscaped courtyards, one at the front entry and another at the rear, serve as private retreats, enveloped by the lush greenery of natural vegetation and crowned by a majestic palm tree. The front door is placed back from the street under an extending overhang, a nod to mid-century entry courtyard processions of the past, creating privacy and a special moment for guests. Floor to ceiling windows and a large sliding door opening to the pool further blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, creating an oasis in the midst of an urban neighborhood. 

Images: James Leasure / MA+DS

Cornerstone Architects

Builder: Mosier Luxury Homes

Special Thanks to Western Window Systems

Glass and light! 

Owned by a 5x Modern Home Tour attendee, this stunning dream home is a direct result of years of planning and ideas gathered from the Austin Modern Home Tour.

The design for this modern home near Mount Bonnell centered around capturing the beautiful lake and hill country views from the front while contending with a steep lot. Floor to ceiling windows on the west-facing façade maximize natural lighting and views to the lake and hill country, while large overhangs provide crucial solar shading from the intense Texas sun. The open floor plan is arranged in an H-shape layout with a long, linear pool serving as the focal point for the surrounding main floor areas. This inviting outdoor living oasis is accessible from the main living area as well as from the opposite-facing primary and guest suites. A secondary living area on the upper floor opens to an expansive covered terrace for incredible sunset views. 

images: James Leasure / MA+DS

Moontower Design Build

As part of a multi-year research and design process, the homeowner, in collaboration with Moontower, commissioned and built a studio for his family to explore what happens if the climate is put first when designing a home.  

The result: a two-bed, two-bath home built entirely from plant-based materials, resulting in zero carbon emissions. The experimental structure, built of cross-laminated timber panels and thermally modified cork is unconventional, naturally. It looks different, it smells different, sounds different—carpenters even say the sawdust tastes different!  

See what a home can be with no concrete above grade, no gypsum wallboard, no cementitious siding, stucco, or mortar, and no petroleum-based insulation. The Cross Cabin is a laboratory for change that is transforming the day-to-day practice of architecture to achieve a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and naturally built environment. 

images: Casey Woods

Smart Digs & coXist

Investor: Lightframe Homes
Stair trim, counter island and ceiling beam by Millennium Hardwood.

Taking cues from modern Japanese countryside homes, the Wabi Residences Main House and ADU play with intersecting geometric forms. Large triangular roofs give a nod to the neighboring Modern Farmhouse style home, but the exaggerated pitched roof creates something more sculptural and dynamic.  

The owner/ developer is a sculptor with a strong affinity toward geometric harmony, which these homes sought to embrace. The scale and proportion were significant to the design. A low roof datum line helps keep the scale low-slung and gives one a sense of compression upon the first approach. Once inside, there are many moments of expansion through varied ceiling heights; each room has a unique experience. 

A simple neutral palette of textures and materials was selected for both homes to give the homes a sense of serenity. Exposed wood beams and blackened wood siding run into the interior, bringing the outside in. 

The three-bedroom and three-bath Main house sits in the front of the lot, allowing access to the front and back yard with large sliding doors.  

The ADU in the rear hosts two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a wrap-around exterior porch that makes the ADU live larger than its 1100 sqft limit. 

Images: Leonid Furmansky

Newcastle Homes & Barley Pfeiffer Architecture

702 Kinney: more than just a pretty face–it’s thoughtful, climate-responsive design

Newcastle Homes commissioned quintessential Austin design firm, Barley Pfeiffer, to create a contemporary home that maximizes usable indoor and outdoor space. Positioned to take advantage of prevailing breezes, the design optimizes daylight and shading. 

Set at the rear of an oversized lot to maximize green space and preserve the magnificent heritage trees, Kinney’s east face features a wall of glass shaded by an extra-large patio overhang that floods the main living area with diffused light. Despite the abundance of natural light, there is very little direct solar radiation. This makes for a truly integrated and comfortable indoor-outdoor living experience. 

Form, function, and flexibility have been Newcastle’s design philosophy since 2001. Our homes excel for everyday living and entertaining. Kinney is more than just a pretty face–design details and smart space planning ensure flow, quality craftsmanship ensures performance, and the thoughtful curation of natural materials, sublime finishes and a serene palette combine to create a unique yet timeless home, designed for the way you live. 

Images: Jeremiah Dearinger

Cornerstone Architects

Interiors: Owen Group Interiors
Builders: Next Custom Homes

This modern dwelling serves as a lavish guest house along the fairway of the Austin Country Club. The home is designed for entertaining and provides a luxurious retreat for private guests.

The guest house features a bedroom suite on each floor and sits atop steep terrain overlooking the golf course and creek below. The main level is comprised of an open living and dining area, as well as a full-size kitchen. Large sliding glass doors open to a spacious outdoor living and summer kitchen space. The lower level features a second living area complete with a golf simulator for entertainment, a small gym with an infrared sauna and a study. A golf cart garage, separate from the two-car garage, allows guests direct access to one of the oldest existing golf clubs in Texas. 

Images: James Leasure / MA+DS

Next Custom Homes

Architect: JH Architecture

Sitting on a gorgeous plot of land with large Texas Oak trees in the highly-coveted Allandale neighborhood of Central Austin, this 3,500 square-foot residence features a contemporary design intended for young Austin professionals. 

One enters the home through a massive pivot door made of walnut and continues down the corridor on white oak flooring, to the dining area which overlooks the outdoor living space and pool. To the right is the award winning kitchen space, designed with discreetly hidden state-of-the-art Wolfe and Sub Zero appliances. Walnut shelving and doors bring balance between high-contrast blacks and whites, creating serenity among the symmetry.  

The living space features a modern black Venetian plaster fireplace, flanked by custom European-inspired walnut shelves. Next, your eye travels to the handmade staircase banister composed of 40 walnut planks, each chosen for their individual character, again matching the shelves and doors in the kitchen. 

Adjacent to the living room you’ll find sliding pocket glass doors, which can be opened to let in a gentle breeze, or closed to illuminate the room in natural light.  

The Master bedroom and Bath are located just past the living space in the back of the home. The second story features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. 

images: Brian Cole & Suril Patel

Joseph Design Build

Floating among live oaks on a sprawling corner lot, Stonehaven stands as a home of meaningful experience.

Pairing impeccable craftsmanship with premium finishes, it offers thoughtfully designed living spaces that inspire and uplift. Past the grand entryway and terraced fountain, you’ll enter an inviting entertaining area warmly lit by a glass canopy above the kitchen and a wall of floor-to-ceiling telescopic doors that connect directly to the private backyard. The open kitchen includes grain-matched White Oak cabinetry and Arabescato Marble countertops.

Stepping through the sliding doors, you’ll find a sparkling pool, spa, and lounge patio area encircled by a lush landscape, while framing the space from above is an expansive wraparound terrace, highlighted by a stone-wrapped covered fireplace.

The entire design is brimming with sustainable elements, including energy-efficient windows, appliances, and insulation, smart thermostats, low-VOC flooring and paint, and more. 

Images: Joseph Design Build

The Idnani House - To Be Revealed Soon!

Images courtesy of owner

FREE with your Tour ticket - 2024 Sunday Modern Showcase with MORE HOMES!

Included Free with your Saturday Austin Modern Home Tour Ticket!!!!!

Include FREE with your Saturday Modern Home Tour Ticket, you’ll still get to tour the homes, meet the architects, designers, and builders, and explore more new examples of Austin’s coolest builds.

The 2024 Austin Modern Home Tour Sunday Showcase

Sunday Showcase Tour Home by  Cary Paul Studios / North Arrow North Arrow Studio.  Image: James Ruiz

Sunday, 10-4 PM

How It Works

The Sunday Showcase works just like the regular Austin Modern Home Tour!

And best of all, it's included FREE with your Saturday Austin Home Tour ticket! The Sunday Showcase features the very best modern homes for sale in Austin - but with all of fun that you'd never get at a normal "open house." You'll still get to tour the homes, meet the architects and builders, and get inspired by a second day of amazing modern homes, all by some of Austin's top architects and builders.

Cary Paul Studios

Architect: North Arrow Studio

Dubbed “Ginger” by project architect North Arrow Studio with build and interior finishes by Cary Paul Studios, 2112 Lawnmont is a terra-cotta encased mid-century modern inspired home which showcases a dynamic interplay of form and function, with exterior walls extending gracefully beyond the roofline.

The terracotta brick and breeze block walls grace both the front and rear facades, seamlessly extending indoors to create feature walls in the main bedroom suite as well as the home foyer.  The spacious kitchen is a culinary enthusiast’s dream, featuring a large oak island accented with clay imports tile on the backsplash. A delightful powder bath showcases custom cement tile, adding a touch of fun and character. Custom terrazzo mid-century style tile throughout compliments the aesthetics of the design, and large steel accordion door units throughout the home bring in a flood of natural light and accentuate the indoor outdoor living. 

Images: James Ruiz

Cary Paul Studios

Architect: North Arrow Studio

Dubbed “Fred” (to 2112 Lawnmont’s “ginger,” above), The second structure is connected via a fully landscaped yard with xeriscape and drought proof turf with a spacious modern pool accented by a huge brick feature wall and a hidden outdoor shower.

Images: James Ruiz

Urbane Roost

Architect: Steve Zagorski

Delve into the architectural brilliance of this newly launched Mid Century Modern gem, meticulously designed by the renowned Austin architect, Steve Zagorski.

The synthesis of glass and natural wood forms the enchanting façade, with a picturesque front porch stretching across the entire width of the home.  Generous living spaces are woven throughout, ensuring that every moment at home feels luxuriously comfortable.

The heart of the home opens up to a breathtaking 14-foot vaulted ceiling, with a striking 60” linear fireplace set against an elegant, tiled wall. 

It’s beautifully juxtaposed with custom cabinetry and a sprawling kitchen island, ideal for hosting gatherings. Adjacent to the kitchen is the expansive dining area which seamlessly extends outdoors via a 12-foot slider, leading to the covered back porch and inviting backyard. 

Benefit from the convenience of a pre-wired security system, integrated speaker system, and an EV charger housed in the garage. 

Images: courtesy Compass RE

Stewart & Co.

Architecture: Outward Architecture 

Special Thanks to Western Window Systems

Deerfoot Trail is a speculative new construction home nestled in Barton Hills that was thoughtfully designed with the details, purposeful planning, and curated craftsmanship of a custom home. The architecture and design of the home are sophisticated with a nod to the earthy mid-century style of the original homes in the neighborhood. The home offers four bedrooms, an office, and three and a half baths within its expansive 4,300 square feet of luxurious living space. With views and access to the backyard oasis from the living, dining and primary suite, the home is built for indoor outdoor living. 

Images: Kimberly Wright Photography

Next Custom Homes

Architect: AHS Design Group

Nestled in the vibrant neighborhood of East Austin, the 78702 area code is home to a modern architectural gem that redefines contemporary living. This single-family custom home seamlessly integrates into the eclectic spirit of East Austin while standing as a testament to modern design innovation. The residence captivates with its sleek lines, large expanses of glass, and a thoughtfully curated mix of textures that complement the urban landscape. Boasting an open-concept layout, the home effortlessly merges living and meal prep spaces, inviting an abundance of natural light to accentuate the clean lines and sophisticated finishes. 

The high-end kitchen is the real star of this home, seamlessly blending form and function, featuring cutting-edge appliances, sleek minimalist design, and smart technology integration with Miele coffee machine and steam oven. A chef’s dream workspace, this kitchen also boasts an extra-large sink, complete with glass rinser and water filter. 

Images courtesy Next Custom Homes

Blue Crescent

Architect: Zahid Ajam

Designed for unparalleled entertaining, this masterpiece boasts two massive living spaces that seamlessly flow into the incredible kitchen adorned with exotic hardwood cabinets sourced from Taiwan. The kitchen features top-of-the-line Subzero and Wolf appliances, ensuring a culinary experience of the highest caliber. The outdoor living spaces enhance the entertainment aspect of the house, complemented by an enormous negative-edge pool and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. The backyard is an oasis of privacy, enclosed by a beautifully designed 6-foot stucco privacy fence. Step into grandeur through the massive glass door and into the 24-foot soaring ceilings in the main entrance, where meticulous attention to detail is evident at every turn. Immerse yourself in sophistication with the finest materials and bespoke design, seamlessly blending modern aesthetics with timeless elegance. 

Images: Shutterbug Studios

Let's Go On A Journey To Find Inspiration!

Tour the homes. Meet the architects and designers, and Get Inspired!  The 2024 Austin Modern Home Tour takes you inside of Austin’s coolest homes, and face-to-face with the creative geniuses that make them a reality!

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