DC-Metro Modern Home Tour is back in October – Washington Life Magazine

Get an up-close look at some of the DMV’s best residential designs.

Ware Street South, Vienna (Photo courtesy of Sean Shanahan)

The DC-Metro Modern Home Tour returns on October 5 for the third year in a row. The self-guided tour, led by the Modern Architecture + Design Company and event partner modern list, will give Washington residents a taste of some of the district’s most contemporary interiors and exteriors. This year, visitors will have the opportunity to discover seven diverse properties alongside the builders, designers and architects who brought them to life.

Returning as a non-profit partner for the event is the Students of the American Institute of Architecture University of Maryland chapter. During the event, students will volunteer in exchange for a donation to the club, which will allow them to raise funds, earn volunteer hours and make connections in their field.

The tour runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., allowing visitors to explore at their own pace and spend as much or as little time at each residence as they wish. There will be opportunities to mingle with owners, architects and designers at each location, all scattered throughout the Maryland, Virginia and Washington areas. Featured local participants include Architecture KUBE, Paola One Design and Travis Price Architects.

This year’s ticket also includes an afterparty at a seventh stop. Hosted by listModern and sponsored by Suntrust Mortgage and KVS Title, tourists are welcome to mingle, enjoy light refreshments and listen to a local jazz band, Accidental RED. DC-based American post-minimalist artist At Joseph Shetler works will also be exhibited during the festival.

MacArthur Boulevard NW, DC (Photo by Sean Shanahan

Participating properties include:

(1) Tenleytown: A repurposed and redesigned shipping container that currently serves as an art gallery.

(2) Kensington North: A double modern upgrade (refurbishment and addition) to KUBE architecture director’s mid-century modern house in 1950.

(3) Garret Park: A modern renovation of a 1957 home that now offers multigenerational living, on-site living and wheelchair accessibility required for visitors and residents on the first floor.

(4) Takoma Park: A small mid-century house renovated into a modern and comfortable oasis.

(5) Arlington: A brand new modern renovation and an addition to a 1950s Arlington Brick Hiker that was awarded the Arlington Green Home Choice Gold level.

(6) Fairfax: A brand new modern home that symbolizes a 2 year journey by the owners to personalize their own home.

(7) Big falls: A brand new modern home that sports a unique shape and uses impressive amounts of glass to bring in natural light.


Advance tickets for the home visit are $ 40 and $ 50 for the day of purchase. Children 10 and over are welcome. For more details, to see a current list of homes with details and photos, and to purchase tickets for the DC Modern Home Tour, visit: https://2019metromod.eventbrite.com? discount = WASHLIFE19

Raleigh Avenue, Garrett Park (Photo by Chris Jacques Photography)

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