Well I was a woman on a mission this past weekend! We had a girls trip in Fredericksburg for wine tasting and shopping (more to come on that later) and it also happened to be the sixth annual Austin Modern Home Tour. So I did a lot of driving, because I couldn’t miss this event! Much like the Tribeza Interiors Tour I attended a few weeks ago, the Modern Homes Tour highlights some incredible homes all throughout the Austin area, but with more of a focus on the unique and modern architecture. This year there were 14 homes (I made it to 10 of them), and each one blew me away for different reasons. Check out the homes below, and you’ll see why.
604 Ledgeway Street West. Designed by Allen Bianchi Architects, this knockout of a home was a great way to start off the tour. Built into a cliff overlooking Westlake Hills and downtown Austin, you can tell the owners really enjoy bringing the outdoors in and have fun incorporating modern objects to make this house feel like home.
600 Terrace Mountain Drive. Mark Wilkerson Design designed this hidden gem in the Westlake valley, with a peekaboo view of downtown. This home was full of unique artwork, modern design and a mix of furniture styles. It felt very family friendly, yet euro chic – I’m sure Posh Spice would dig it.
1880 Westlake Drive. This is that house you see in the distance when you’re driving and say “woah”. When we pulled up, I did it again. With over 6,000 sq ft, this one was nothing short of a showstopper. Need I say more?
7904 Lenape Trail. Jahan H. Ahmadi, M.S. built this home and it’s just stunning! The choice of materials is so spot on, just check out that entertaining wall made from recycled wood and the shipping box metal exterior. This one is still on the market, get it while it’s hot!
1501 Hillmont Street. Go green AND go home. Shelter Home Building delivers on this eco and family friendly, modern home in the heart of the Zilker district. As Austin’s only ‘healthy’ home builder, they dreamed up this efficient and incredibly beautiful home that made me googly eyed… and also made me want a green smoothie.
603 Jessie Street. Spencer Homes helped bring this little bungalow, right off Barton Spring Road, to life. This home was quaint, but full of Austin charm. I was pleasantly surprised to see the pool and lounge chairs in the oasis of a backyard, everything you need for an Austin summer, an arnold palmer too of course.
2118 Brackenridge St UNIT #1. There are many reasons why I love this town home designed by none other than Gossett Jones Homes. Alright, so I may be a little biased because a good friend lives here and I’m also close with the GJH team, but honestly their work is fantastic. Clearly more than myself think so, since they were dubbed the 2nd fastest growing company in Central Texas and made Forbes 500 list last year. Bravo!
5004 Lynndale Drive. Evidently Jonathan Chertok likes to think outside the box, as depicted in this ultra modern design. Even the materials and build out of the interior were different than the everyday, take the steel finish on the banisters for example. Still under construction, and still up for grabs!
502 Park Boulevard. Nothing is more adorable than this home right in the middle of Hyde Park. Designed by Abode Homes, I was just drawn to the elegance and comfortability of it… i.e. I felt like I could move right in! I love the little accents of this home, I mean how awesome is this low window in the walkway? It’s all in the details, baby.
2202 Trail of the Madrones. Even the address gets me. This Westlake home designed by Sago International, was crisp white and ultra sleek. It’s easy to fantasize having outdoor dinners and summer soirees out on that patio. I really enjoyed how this home felt like a white canvas that you were able to customize to really make it feel like home. And believe me, it totally did.
There’s a lot more where these came from! Just check out the Modern Homes Tours map to see the other places, I wasn’t able to make it to. Let me know what you think and what your favorites were. I know, I know… you’ll take em all.