Jan 31, 2010

Austin's Modern Home Tour

Yesterday, we spent the day roaming around town on the Austin Modern Home Tour. There were sixteen houses in all, some for sale, in a wide range of prices, all showcasing the work of modern architects.

Most of the houses were very crowded, so it was tricky trying to shoot photos. But I wanted to share a couple of my favorite kitchens. The kitchen in our old 1950s house, is still very much in the before stage with its original linoleum and pine cabinets, so I'm always looking for ideas for renovation.

This house on Nickerson at Annie in South Austin, was designed by Kevin Alter of Alterstudio. I really liked the white countertops and island with the dark cabinets and pop of lime green. There is plenty of workspace and the kitchen is a part of the living area, not segregated.

See more photos of the entire house on the Alterstudio web site.

This house, on Live Oak, was designed by M J Neal. There were a lot of thoughtful details in this house, our favorite on the tour. The kitchen featured German cabinets and a wall of storage. The bathrooms in this house were also stunning.

The private outdoor patio and fireplace would make for great dining al fresco and nighttime star-gazing.

The house doesn't appear on the architect's web site, but Dwell did a feature on it and you can see more photos in their slideshow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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You can also follow the whole construction timeline and the architect's decision making process if you go back in time in their blog:


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