First-Ever Modern Home Tour Set for DC-Metro Area

Travis Price home near Rock Creek Park

Participating homes in the Modern Architecture + Design Society’s first-ever DC-Metro Modern Home Tour will open their doors for viewing from 11AM – 5PM on Saturday, October 7th, in and around the Washington DC-Metro area.

The Modern Architecture + Design Society is hosting the inaugural DC-Metro Modern Home Tour on Saturday, October 7, 2017. During the self-guided event, tour-goers will get the inside scoop from homeowners on what it’s like to live in a cutting-edge modern home, and learn directly from the on-site architects, builders and designers how they find inspiration for these fascinating residences. This is every DC-area resident’s chance to see the inside of ‘that amazing house on the block…’

Spirit of Place / Spirit of Design has been named the DC-Metro Modern Home Tour’s local non-profit beneficiary. The group was founded in 1993 by Travis Price, a featured architect on the Modern Home Tour. Spirit of Place 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.

Local real estate group Contemporary Listings has partnered with the Modern Architecture + Design Society to help curate the tour. As a resource for buying and selling modern homes in DC, MD, & VA, they have been integral in finding some of this year’s featured homes, mostly privately owned.

Five homes have been accepted and confirmed for the 2017 DC-Metro Modern Home Tour. Participating architects and designers, and featured neighborhoods include:

(1)    Hidden away near Rock Creek Park, see a modern home designed by Travis Price Architects, which features a street side facade of copper, and a park side rear clad with transparent super-insulated glazing.

(2)    A second Travis Price Architects home, located in Embassy Row that features expansive walls and walkways of glass inside.

(3)    A just-finished gut renovation by FORMA Design, Inc. of a 3-story row house, located around the corner from Logan Circle, that features a completely modern take built into a traditional downtown Washington townhome exterior.

(4)    A giant modern home made of wood and stone designed by…

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