Local Weird Homes Tour Is Slated for Fall
The inaugural Weird Homes Tour calls for entries
By Anne Harris, 10:15AM, Thu. Jun. 12
Finally, Music City offers a homes tour that celebrates the off-beat.
We were intrigued to find a press release announcing the Austin Weird Homes Tour this fall. We've covered home tours in this space for some years, and each one is a wonderful odyssey in a neighborhood other than one's own. And while each has a distinct identity – the annual AIA Homes Tour, for instance, celebrates modern architecture almost exclusively, while Preservation Austin's tour (former Austin Heritage Society) highlights the historic. Meanwhile, some perfectly beautiful, but very eccentric homes are languishing as something we look at on the way to the grocery, but certainly are not being held up as outsider art, and some are disappearing from our neighborhoods. That's where Weird Homes Tour organizers David J. Neff and Matt Glazer come in. Neff is founder of Lights. Camera. Help., and his friend Matt Glazer is founder of the Glazer Group, which provides political marketing and digital media strategy. Glazer is also the new Executive Director of Austin Young Chamber of Commerce. They found that they shared an appreciation for these overlooked, crazy residences, and wanted to see them celebrated as local landmarks. So they teamed up with co-sponsor Urban Betty Salon, and are now taking entries. If your home, or one you've always admired, has what it takes, by all means enter it here. Please note that Caritas of Austin receives 20% of the proceeds from the Weird Homes Tour.