Some tour-goers search for inspiration for their next project; others hope to find an architect or home builder to work with; whatever the reasons may be, all tour-goers come to see a curated selection of Boulder homes that embody the unique modern architecture and design aesthetic of central Colorado.
On Saturday, October 20th, the Modern Architecture+ Design Society (MA+DS) returns to Boulder for the first time since 2012 to present the Modern Home Tour. The event gives regional architects, designers, and home builders the opportunity to showcase their work to the community in which they work. In turn, the self-guided tour gives the community an opportunity to engage the minds behind the designs and ask questions as they explore some of Boulder’s modern homes inside and out.
“We had been planning to return to Boulder ever since our first tour six years ago,” says MA+DS founder and president, James Leasure. “Timing and availability coincided this year in a way that has made bringing the Modern Home Tour back possible – and we couldn’t be more excited. Our curated line-up showcases some incredible modern designs that are sure to impress and awe everyone who comes out to see them.”
Six homes have been accepted and confirmed for the 2018 Boulder Modern Home Tour. Participating architects and designers, and featured neighborhoods include:
- A custom modern home with contemporary furnishings in Longmont, designed by F9 Productions
- A 1976 home entirely renovated in modern style, designed by Hower Architects, located in Linden Park
- A home in Frasier Meadows that was transformed into a modern showcase of art, designed by Arcadea Architecture
- A second Arcadea Architecture modern transformation, located in the Devil’s Thumb – Rolling Hill neighborhood
- A brand-new contemporary home, designed by Studiotrope Design Collective, overlooking the Baseline Reservoir
- A brand-new modern home sitting atop Pine Brook Hill with views of the city, designed by Arch 11
Joining the tour as non-profit beneficiary and volunteer partner is the American Institute of Architects Student chapter at University of Colorado Boulder. Students will help staff the event, in return for a donation to the club and the opportunity to use the tour as a fundraising vehicle, while also contributing volunteer hours and making connections in their field.
Participating homes on the 2018 Boulder Modern Home Tour will open their doors for viewing from 11AM – 5PM on Saturday, October 20th. Tickets to see all homes are $40 in advance and $50 on the day of the tour. Ages 12 and up are invited to attend.
About the Modern Architecture + Design Society: Based in Austin, Texas, the Modern Architecture + Design Society was founded was founded by James Leasure in 2010 as Modern Home Tours, to introduce modern architecture and living to people across the nation. Through fun and informative self-guided home tours in dozens of cities across the USA and Canada, the group invites people into some of the most exciting examples of modern architecture and design in the nation. With carefully selected architects, neighborhoods and architecture, the MA+DS Home Tours are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Not only will you learn about the cutting edge of home design while on our tours, but you might even get an idea or two for your next home project!