Explore modern homes in the Pacific Northwest again this spring


Residence Aurea-Chris Pardo

The Pacific Northwest has some of the finest examples of modern residential architecture … We always look forward to our visits to Seattle and Portland every year, and 2015 is no exception.

Modern Home Tours returns to the Pacific Northwest this spring for consecutive visits to Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Portland Modern Home Tour’s fourth annual tour takes place on Saturday, April 25; the following weekend, Saturday, May 2, homes three hours north will open for Seattle’s fourth annual Modern Home Tour.

During the 2015 Portland and Seattle Modern Home Tours, visitors will explore five to eight private homes in each area that exemplify modern architecture and life. Visitors can get homeowners’ scoop on what it’s like to live in a modern home and talk to architects to find out where they found their inspiration. This is an opportunity for every Seattle and Portland resident to experience “that cool home you always drive through …”

“The Pacific Northwest has some of the finest examples of modern residential architecture,” says James Leasure, president and co-founder of Modern Home Tours. “Between ecological awareness and the truly amazing landscape, the whole region has become a hotspot for architects to experiment with truly inspiring modern ideas and concepts. We always look forward to our visits to Seattle and Portland every year, and 2015 is no exception.

Leasure adds that back-to-back weekends this year are a great way to explore the architecture of both cities :, then take a short trip to a nearby second city the following weekend for a friendly and entertaining comparison of designs and designs. local characteristics. It’s a short drive from Seattle to Portland, and it’s exciting to offer this opportunity to residents of two cities in two states.

In Portland, local architectural expert Brian Libby, founder of portlandarchitecture.com, has signed on for the third year in a row as curator of the Portland Modern Home Tour. To date, participants include Homes by Brent Keys, Cellar Ridge Construction, JHL design inc., MOA Architecture, Capstone Partners and SERA Architects. Modern Home Tours is currently still looking for a non-profit partner in Portland.

To date in Seattle, attendees include SHED Architecture & Design, architect Chris Pardo, Noble Ridge Construction, Malboeuf Bowie Architecture and Craig McNary – the current owner of the personal home of famous local architect James Chiarelli, who is listed as a Seattle city landmark. Additionally, for the fourth year in a row, the Seattle Architecture Foundation has been named the local nonprofit tour beneficiary. They will help event staff, in return for a small donation and the option of using the tour as a fundraising vehicle.

Homes for each tour are currently still being accepted and confirmed. Up-to-date details and a list of confirmed homes for each visit are available at http://www.modernhometours.com. Participating homes will open for a tour from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 in Portland, Oregon, and Saturday, May 2 in Seattle, Washington. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tickets for each tour are $ 30 in advance online, $ 40 the day of. Modern Home Tours also offers a special discounted combo ticket for $ 50 to visit both tours. Details can be found at http://www.modernhometours.com.

About Modern Home Tours, LLC: Based in Austin, TX, Modern Home Tours, LLC was founded by James Leasure in 2010 to introduce modern architecture and life to people across the country. Through fun and informative tours to dozens of cities across the United States and Canada, the group invites people to experience some of the country’s most exciting examples of modern architecture and design. With carefully selected architects, neighborhoods, and architecture, tours of modern homes are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Not only will you learn more about cutting edge home design on our tours, but you might even have an idea or two for your next home project!

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