Visit Modern Houston Homes; Help Harvey Relief

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Having spoken to [Houstonians] 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.

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.”

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. Participating architects and designers, and featured neighborhoods include:

(1)    A University Place home designed by studioMET

(2)    A second studioMET home located within a subdivision along the Energy Corridor

(3)    A second University Place home, “the Hammer Residence,” designed by m + a architecture studio

(4)    The recently renovated Stratulate Residence, newly transformed by Charles Todd Helton Architect

(5)    An Oak Forest home designed by Origin Architects, built by Frankel Building Group, with staging by the Paragon Design Center

(6)    A new modern…

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