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National home tours showcase modern design

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013.

In the coming months, design lovers in Vancouver, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Fayetteville will enjoy tours of standout private homes in their area that exemplify modern living and architectural design.

“Homes are the most personal forms of architecture, and it’s rare to be able to open them up to the greater public," said Jim Goodspeed of Godspeed Architecture, who took part in the first tour earlier this month. "This is a wonderful opportunity and the reaction was astounding, and reaffirms the public interest in good design.”



Vancouver

The first two tours of the series took place earlier this month with more than 250 guests.

“We're very happy with how this year's Seattle Modern Home Tour turned out,” said Cameron Fry, director of operations for Modern Home Tours. “Eight stunning homes were featured ranging in styles from mid-century modern to super contemporary.”

“There is something so captivating and awe-inspiring about modern architecture,” added Matt Swinney, Modern Home Tours co-founder. “Our mission is to bring the love of modernism we have to the residents of every city we visit.”



Chicago

The Modern Home Tour Fall dates and locations are as follows:

September 14—Vancouver, British Columbia

October 5—Chicago, Illinois

October 12 – Denver, Colorado

October 26 – Fayetteville, Arkansas

November 9 – Santa Monica, California

Each event is partnered with a local non-profit organization or charity, which helps staff the event in exchange for a small donation and the opportunity to use the tour as a fundraising vehicle.



Santa Monica

“Modern ranges from mid-century updates to contemporary clean-lined boxes, and it perfectly embodies today’s lifestyle choices,” said James Leasure, Modern Home Tours co-founder. “We want to entertain those who already love modern, but also to educate those that may not yet appreciate these homes and all they have to offer.”

Each tour takes place on a Saturday, between 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Tours are self-guided and consist of five to eight modern homes throughout the area, but all within easy travel distance.

For more information, to find out when Modern Home Tours may come to your area, and for tickets visit the website.