Austin Modern Home Tour
Various Locations, February 23
by Neal Baker
Photograph by Andrea Calo
Maybe for you, Austin’s grungier quarters aren’t as charming as they used to be. Maybe now you’re in the habit of rubbernecking your way through the more glamorous parts of town. Or it could be that you’re in the middle of a renovation and need some sparkling inspiration. Perhaps you’re scoping out neighborhoods for an upcoming move. There are plenty of good reasons to spend a day with the Modern Architecture + Design Society (MADS) at this year’s Austin Modern Home Tour, taking place on Saturday, February 23. Partnering with the interior design program at Texas State University, MADS has pulled together a self-guided showing of open houses put on by homeowners across the city, presenting some of the best work by local designers and architects. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and previews of the participating homes are available on the MADS website.
The Modern Architecture + Design Society has been in the business of spotlighting remarkable homes since 2009, and though the outfit is based in Austin, the society travels every year to destinations in California, Colorado, British Columbia and more, hosting a circuit of similar events. The Austin tour kicks off this annual series and is made special this year by even more openings as a part of a midcentury-modern block party in the Starlight Village in Leander.