Another Reason to Get Out: AIA Homes Tour

AIA Austin rolls it out this weekend for the 2013 Homes Tour

Another Reason to Get Out: AIA Homes Tour

Home tours abound in Austin, between the neighborhood associations and historical societies such as Preservation Austin, you can find a self-guided hike about as easily as you can live music. But as we all know, for serious followers of local architecture, the annual AIA Homes Tour really delivers.

This year, you are invited to examine eleven new and renovated homes across the Austin area that celebrate diverse design. Homes range from six dramatic renovations to new construction of modern dwellings. The homes were selected from thirty submissions received in March of this year. Criteria for selection is based on design excellence, uniqueness of the project, diversity, location, and quality of construction. Examples of homes on the tour include a 1932 Greek Revival cottage, a Westlake estate with multiple outdoor living spaces filled with light and water, and a Bauhaus-inspired home with living spaces that are visually connected by a courtyard. Many of the homes are modern in design, featuring linear kitchens and compact, useful spaces.

Privately, whether or not we are architects, engineers, or decorators, we all love to get inside other people's houses, admit it. Besides, the weather demands that you do just that. About 5000 other curious fans of local architecture probably will, so don't be left out of the conversation on Monday morning.

Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, 10am to 6pm
$40, $10 for individual houses

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More by Anne Harris
Making the Cut
Making the Cut
New season of Project Runway puts Austin designer Lindsey Creel in the spotlight

Aug. 7, 2015

Austin Dames Host Kitchen Sale Fundraiser
Austin Dames Host Kitchen Sale Fundraiser
Rummage for groovy kitchenware at Mueller Farmers' Market

June 12, 2015


AIA Homes Tour 2013

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle