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Austin Modern Home Tour 2018: take a peek at photos of what’s in store

Outstanding contemporary design on view

Bluebonnet Lane Homes | Abode Modern Homes
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This Saturday marks the 10th year that the Austin Modern Home Tour, founded by GoodLife Luxury and produced by the Modern Architecture and Design Studio, will open up some of the city’s best examples of modern and contemporary residential design to the public and provide opportunities to speak to the architects and builders that conceptualized and executed those homes.

As we have come to expect, this year’s tour, presented by Treehouse, looks to feature some stunning homes, as well some elegant and inventive solutions to challenges posed by the home sites as well as contemporary tastes and needs.

Integration of the natural and built environments emerges as a theme in such tour spots as Tornbjerg Design’s well-executed Bonham Terrace home, where designers worked with the city arborist to meet the challenges presented by a double lot with a 60-foot change in topography and full of heritage Live Oaks.

The challenges of integrating an addition of a historic home under specific district design guidelines, meanwhile, were well-met in a Hyde Park house presented by Design Hound, and the Net Zero house by Barley Pfieffer Architecture increases energy efficiency with style.

That’s just a gloss, though; many more modern wonders await on Saturday’s tour. Below are a few peeks at what participants can anticipate.

Westbrook West (Winn Wittman Architecture)
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Net Zero House (Barley Pfeiffer Architecture)
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Avenue A front (Design Hound)
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Avenue A, back (Design Hound)
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Bonham Terrace House (Tornjberg Design)
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Gaston Avenue Home (Cornerstone Architects)
Jessica Pages, courtesy of AMHT
Bold Ruler House (Bercy Chen Studio)
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Bold Ruler House (Bercy Chen Studio)
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The sideSTEP House (Matt Fajkus Architecture)
Jessica Pages, courtesy of AMHT