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The 2024 Houston Modern Home Tour

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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 4 PM on Saturday.

04 Preview The Homes Below!

Explore The 2024 Tour Homes

Showcasing Amazing Examples of "Modern" Houston Today!


Structural Engineer:  Dunaway | BEC
Featuring: Western Windows Systems

This modern home in Houston, Texas seamlessly blends modern aesthetics with iconic mid-century elements, creating a timeless and sophisticated home. Embracing the city’s dynamic spirit, the house features clean lines, open spaces, and an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living to complement the region’s climate. 

The exterior showcases a minimal facade with large windows, allowing abundant natural light to flood the interiors. A flat roof and simple landscaping contribute to the modern aesthetic, while carefully selected mid-century elements such as angular forms and warm wood accents provide a nod to the design era’s iconic style. 

Inside, the living spaces are thoughtfully laid out to enhance functionality and flow. The open-concept design fosters connectivity between rooms, creating a sense of expansiveness. A sunken living room is at the center of it all, making it a focal point for relaxing and socializing. Bedrooms and private spaces are designed for comfort, incorporating modern amenities while maintaining a timeless appeal. 

The outdoor areas are an extension of the living space, featuring a carefully landscaped garden and a large, terraced patio with a pool. Located in a flood plain, the house is elevated to protect it from water’s harm during a severe weather event.  

images: Luis Ayala

Echo Custom Homes

Echo Custom Homes has brought to life a homeowner’s meticulously crafted creative vision through a collaborative process in which the homeowner and the custom builder worked closely together. 

The couple’s vision has choreographed a series of unique moments and spatial experiences that offer drama and peacefulness. It’s a fitting reflection of their informed and thoughtful design sensibilities. 

This minimalist modern dwelling demonstrates how the use of space impacts both the experience and function of a building. The home’s layout creates magnetic energy, influencing mood and perceptions through space, light, and materials used. Every area serves a purpose. A majestic oak tree serves as the focal point and was instrumental to the dwelling’s layout. The kitchen, which has unique storage and refrigerating solutions, allows function and a minimal sleek design. 

Airy spaces with abundant large windows, numerous sliders, and an open primary shower/bath concept create a sense of hidden paradise within the contemporary urban setting. This seamless blend of mid-century nuances with modern elements, such as the Floating European Fireplace and the Custom Artisan Metal stairs, transforms this elegant home into a timeless masterpiece.

images: James Evans

Hollenbeck Architects

The Westgrove house is a stunning new 6,000 square foot modern house in the River Oaks area. The house is clad in dark gray brick and white stucco with wood soffits. It was designed with a butterfly roof to accommodate a roof terrace with views of downtown Houston. 

Inside the Westgrove house there are two kitchens and a walk-in pantry. The first floor is an open floor plan with a climate control champagne room and an outdoor summer kitchen. The second floor features connecting game rooms that overlook the city through floor to ceiling glass. 

images courtesy Hollenbeck Architects

Rau Development

Presented by Blanton Properties

Contemporary luxury in the heart of Memorial.

Open living concept with a grand 30 ft, 2-story entry, floating staircase and 12′-16′ illuminated ceilings throughout. Unique glass & crystal chandeliers, three linear gas fireplaces, glass wine room, game room up, wet bars on both levels. Natural light flows in from floor-to-ceiling steel frame windows in the living areas and study. A covered outdoor patio overlooks a sparkling pool with waterfalls, fire feature and an infinity-edge hot tub. The exterior is illuminated with LED light features and is spectacular at night. 

images: TK Images

LEAM Design Build

A residence that blends functionality with aesthetic appeal. Nestled on a modest lot, our thoughtfully designed home maximizes every inch, transforming space constraints into an asset that defines its unique character. 

As you approach the residence, the exterior showcases the beauty of natural wood, creating an inviting and warm ambiance. This theme extends seamlessly into the interior, where the use of natural wood elements imparts a sense of tranquility and connection to the surrounding environment. 

Step inside, and you’ll immediately notice the meticulous attention to detail, with custom-built natural wood fixtures enhancing both form and function. The house boasts an innovative flex room, strategically positioned to serve as a versatile space for various activities. With direct access to an outdoor terrace, this room is the ideal retreat for a home gym, allowing fitness enthusiasts to seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor exercise. 

The heart of the home, the kitchen, captivates with a natural white oak wall that cleverly conceals essential elements, including the refrigerator, freezer, pantry, and small appliances. This design not only maximizes storage space but also contributes to the clean and cohesive aesthetic. The living room and stair area showcase a double-height ceiling, creating an open and airy atmosphere that invites natural light to flood the space. This architectural feature serves as a focal point between the social spaces and private spaces. 

Throughout the house, large windows strategically placed to capture the sunlight ensure that every corner is bathed in natural light. This intentional design choice not only promotes energy efficiency but also creates a bright and uplifting atmosphere, fostering a connection with the outdoors. 

images: Render courtesy LEAM Design Build

On Point Custom Homes

Featuring: Western Windows Systems

Modern Contemporary home with function for the whole family!

The family wanted a home in Rice for the kids to grow up, have a house that is artistic and beautiful but also functional for young kids. The lot is unique and required a unique floorplan to accommodate a single family home and pool. 

A primary goal was to bring the indooroutdoor living of Florida to Texas, with a large veranda and heated pool suited for entertaining. The front office and lounge area is the perfect escape for the adults with a sophisticated look while the home still provides the perfect floorplan and design for the whole family. Even the dogs have their own special space in the mudroom!

images: Jonathan Calvert

Eleven A Construction

Experience the epitome of modern luxury at the 2024 Houston Modern Home Tour, featuring a stunning residence meticulously crafted by Eleven A Construction.

In the latter half of 2022, the first floor underwent a breathtaking transformation, boasting a new kitchen, office, bar, and fireplace—all curated to perfection with the homeowner’s discerning taste in mind.

Buoyed by the success of the interior renovation, the homeowners embarked on an ambitious project to extend the lavish design to the exterior.  The result? A veritable oasis awaits, complete with a custom masonry wood-burning fireplace, an outdoor kitchen ideal for culinary indulgence, and a metal pergola featuring a motorized louvered roof for seamless control of sunlight and shade.

But that’s not all. Step onto the exotic Brazilian hardwood (Ipe) deck, where a putting green beckons for leisurely afternoons, and marvel at the thoughtful addition of climate control, ensuring year-round comfort in this outdoor haven.

Experience this harmonious blend of style and functionality on the 2024 Houston Modern Home Tour and be inspired by this architectural masterpiece.

images: Coryne Rich

Let's Go On A Journey To Find Inspiration!

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

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