Last week I had the opportunity to attend Goodlife Luxury’s Austin Modern Home Tour. The annual event, now in its 9th year, melds together the worlds of architects, developers, real estate professionals and all design loving Austinites. With my protective blue booties and camera in hand I set out to see it all, or as many homes as I could. There was some truly amazing work being showcased this year, unfortunately I wasn’t able to see every home featured but I managed to snap a few photos of the homes I did get the chance to see and thought I would share some of my favorites with you all.
This first property is presented by Bade Stageberg Cox. Built for a family of 7 this property uses every square inch effectively without ever forgetting a stylish touch. One of those touches? The custom metal work designed by Bade Stageberg Cox and expertly executed by Brian Chilton Design.
These high ceilings coupled with the many windows gave this space such a bright and open feeling. I was loving the wood on the ceiling as well.
The outdoor area was a fan favorite at this property. I loved the abundance of reflections in this area, between the water and the surrounding windows the picture perfect blue sky surrounded us as we strolled around the courtyard.
Sometimes less is more. This kitchen served as a perfect example of that. The light stain of the cabinets worked perfectly with all the natural light coming into the room.
I loved the use of so many different materials at this property. The wood in the fencing really pops against the whites and greys of the stone and sheet metal of the home.
This creative light fixture fit perfectly with the modern design here.
I love the way this home was designed allowing so much light to flow through. Both in this bedroom and the bathroom below, light poured into the rooms giving such a bright and airy energy.
The unique structure of this home was something I loved, the geometric shapes were surprising in some cases but very aesthetically pleasing.
Two homes from Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture were featured right next to one another. Los Zancos, which translates to “stilts” in Spanish and Bumblebee. Both East Austin gems, aptly named, were a sight for sore eyes.
I loved how the open concept really stretched this space. The flooring was also a really interesting choice, giving a sleek feel.
More sweet simplicity in the bedroom area, the glass panes and oversized windows offer plenty of natural light. Also, a really nice touch with the use of the floating bed feature here.
This property isn’t nicknamed “bumblebee” for no reason, the yellow accents draw your attention from the get go. I loved the bright overhang as we entered the home.
The stained rafters were a great accent here. This space, while not very big, is designed efficiently with the use of a murphy bed in the bedroom and a cozy balcony are as well.
The Crestway home by Grey Raven was another modern design with beautiful use of space and light.
I absolutely love how these oversized window panels flood natural light into this kitchen and dining area.
Texans love the classic farmhouse. Riverside Homes‘ modern take on the hill country classic is striving to be the best of both worlds. This finished product was a collaboration between several different builders and artists including Doug Frey, architect, Robert Leeper, landscape architect, Michael Hurosky from Austintatious Pools and the interior done by Tense Vitali, Vitali Design
This exterior manages to maintain its feel as a classic farmhouse while also giving off some modern vibes, a difficult task but well executed here.
This geometric home in the Zilker neighborhood is brought to you by Austin’s own Steve Zagorski and FIA Homes. This property is rich with glass, letting light shine through the home and giving view to Austin’s gorgeous outdoors.
The rectangular shapes and clean lines here were very pleasing to the eye in this exterior.
I love how big this space felt -the open concept, high ceilings, and high reaching windows really did a great job of opening up this lower level.
Loving the subtle differences in the light fixtures here, keeping the sleek style continuous while mixing things up a bit with the sizes was something I appreciated.
This ultra stylish space from Studio Momentum Design is not only gorgeous, but efficient as well. Austin’s Energy Green Building Program gave this property a rating of 5 Stars. These guys are saving the earth and creating visually stunning work.
Not sure which I liked more, the retro feel given by the pop of color and light wood stain or the unusual steel gating on the second floor terrace. Either way, some serious curb appeal is happening with this home.
I love the way the stone work here works so well with the abundance of light in the bathroom.
I love the way this outdoor space was used. Great entertaining space with refuge from the Texas sun.
Nestled in the Historic East Side neighborhood of Swede Hill, the Verde Custom Homes property sticks out in the best way. The location gives great views of the downtown area and the views of the interior of the home leave little to be desired.
The contrast between the lighter wood of the outer fence and the dark garage doors really worked well with this exterior.
I love the life the fireplace gives to this, otherwise simple, cozy living space.
The weekend was capped off with a visit to the collaborative work of Architect Winn Whitman & Developer Lohr Homes.
These plunging angles created a unique style so pleasing to the eye.
I loved these sliding glass doors, they allow this living room to double as a cozy spot by the fire or an airy room with the doors wide open.
I had a great weekend at this year’s Austin Modern Home Tour. The themes of simple clean design, maximum efficiency and artful craftsmanship could be found in every home I toured. To find out more about these homes, the Tour and everything Goodlife Luxury has to offer check out their website.