By Katie Houdek
Visit Houston Modern Homes; Support Harvey Relief
The Modern Architecture + Design Society brings its Modern Home Tour back to Houston for the 7th year in a row. Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, tour organizers have refocused the event to help support relief programs for Houstonians in need.
The Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS) returns to Houston for the annual Modern Home Tour on Saturday, September 23, 2017. In addition to showcasing the work of local architects, this year’s event will be used as a fundraiser for Harvey relief programs at the local level. Houstonians have two options for donating, while MA+DS members around the globe have the opportunity to also donate.
Houston is a long-running cornerstone event for MA+DS, and has a personal connection for founder James Leasure: “I was fortunate to be a resident of Houston for over four years. In that time, I grew close to friends and neighbors that remain an integral part of my life to this day. Having spoken to them many, many times over the past two weeks, it was an easy decision to go ahead with our annual event, while at the same time directing our reach and influence to benefit what will be months, if not years, of recovery efforts. Houston left an indelible impression on me, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to give back after Houston gave me so very, very much.”
Lawndale Art Center has been named the Houston Modern Home Tour’s local non-profit beneficiary, continuing a long-standing partnership. As always, they will help staff the event, in return for a small donation and the opportunity to use the tour as a fundraising vehicle to help further their mission of presenting contemporary art from regional artists to the masses.
Participating homes in the Modern Architecture + Design Society’s 7th Annual Houston Modern Home Tour will open their doors for viewing from 11AM – 5PM on Saturday, September 23rd, in the Houston, Texas, area. All are invited to attend. Tour-only tickets are $40. Two VIP-level tickets are available for $75 that includes an after-party mixer. All proceeds from VIP tickets go towards Harvey relief. Kids under 10 are always free when accompanying their parents.
During the self-guided event, tour-goers will get the inside scoop from homeowners on what it’s like to live in a modern home and learn from the architects, builders, and designers, where they found inspiration. Eight homes have been accepted and confirmed for the 2017 Houston Modern Home Tour. Featured architects include studioMET Architects, m+a architecture studio,Charles Todd Helton Architect, Inc., Origin Architets LLC, Intexture, refuGe Design Studio, and On Point Custom Homes.