Modern Home Tours

A GLIMPSE INSIDE BY MODERN HOME TOURS

Private Homes Open to the Public for Modern Architecture Tour this Saturday, November 3!

  Modern Home Tours invites lovers of world-class Modern architecture to venture inside and explore some of Nashville’s most meticulously designed contemporary homes on Saturday, November 3. This is the first time Modern Home Tours has come to Tennessee, and the team could not be more thrilled to celebrate Modern residential design in The Music City. Nashville is fortunate to have a rich history in architecture, with Nashville’s skyscraper the Life & Casualty Tower, designed by Edwin Keeble in the 1950’s. Following Nashville’s mid-century foray into Modern architecture, along with several projects under way in the near future, private residences began to follow suit. These private, Modern homes have added to the city’s roster of unique and interesting architecture; and now residents of Nashville can take a peek inside the Modern world.  Modern Home Tours’ co-founder, Matt Swinney, says, “bringing the tour to Nashville was an obvious addition. At first glance, you might be surprised at how many 20th century treasures are in this city, and now residents can get a glimpse into how this movement translates into private homes.” Over the past 30 years Nashville’s Modern architecture picked up speed. Architects and homeowners realized that creating clean lines and geometric shapes were in favor to today’s sustainable building materials and new urban communities were quick to embrace the Modern look and the movement, which carried on through the years.  Now a fresh crop of talented, local firms are designing architecturally significant Modern houses in the area as more and more residents are appreciating the value of clean, uncluttered designs that utilize the latest building technologies and groundbreaking sustainable design techniques and materials, as well as interior/exterior connections and inspiring living spaces. Former managing editor of Architectural Record, Ingrid Spencer, has carefully curated the group of homes showcased. “The idea is to present attendees with a range of beautifully designed houses, from modest to grand, a few years old to just completed, each with their designers’ distinct vision of Modern, and each a unique environment,” says Spencer. “We’ve found a group of incredibly talented architects and gracious Nashville homeowners willing to let us come in and experience these private spaces.” Modern Home Tours presents a self-guided event with six to ten homes, lasting from 11 AM – 5 PM. No buses, lines, or groups—the ticket holder sets the pace. Tickets are $25 pre sale and $30 at the door, and are currently on sale at http://www.nashville.modernhometours.com/tickets. Houses are added daily, please check the website for the most current list. About Modern Home Tours: Modern Home Tours was co-founded by Matt Swinney and James Leasure in Austin, Texas, and has expanded well beyond state lines. It was created to show appreciation for Modern architecture, Modern design, and Modern living through fun and informative tour events. Currently Modern Home Tours operates in 27 cities across the nation with more to be added. In December of 2011, Modern Home Tours added former managing editor and current contributing editor of Architectural Record, Ingrid Spencer, to the team to curate the homes on each tour. Learn more about the company and see all the city participants at www.modernhometours.com. “Like” them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/modernhometours and follow them on Twitter at @ModernHomeTours.

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Mark your calendar and go check out the Modern Home Tour!  It is exciting to have this opportunity to see these modern gems!

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