7 homes on AIA Houston's 2018 home tour

Modern design dominates the annual showcase of Houston architecture

By Diane Cowen

Photo: Benjamin Hill Photography

This modern home at 2171 University was designed by Intexure Architects.

With more than 30 years of memories wrapped up in their Spring Branch home, Charles and Susan Elder wanted something new, but didn't want to move from Spring Branch.

They approached RD Architects about a major remodeling job, but new construction became their best option.

The result is a ranch-style home that still fits the neighborhood where most homes were built in the 1950s, but is fully modern inside with wall reveals, clerestory windows, cantilevered cabinets and automated window shades.

Their spring branch home, full of bright colors and modern furnishings, will be one of seven open to the public on the AIA Houston 2018 Home Tour, a showcase for architect-designed homes.

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Other homes on the tour were designed by Cusimano ArchitectBrett Zamore DesignIntexure ArchitectsDillon Kyle ArchitectsstudioMET and JT ARC Studio.

Home tour styles range from traditional to midcentury to modern and they range in size from small to very large. The Elders' four-bedroom home is a modest 3,300 square feet.

When: noon-6 p.m. Oct. 20-21

Where: 1909 Gardenia, Cusimano Architect; 2040A Arlington, Brett Zamore Design; 2171 University,Intexure Architects; 2326 Tangley, Dillon Kyle Architects; 2923 Drexel, studioMET; 8725 Banzer, RD Architecture; 8913 Friendship, JT ARC Studio

Tickets: $10 for a single house; $15 children 12 and younger; $20 for bike riders by Oct. 17; $25 general admission by Oct. 17; $35 on tour weekend

Information: aiahouston.org