Another weekend brings another journey home, and this time it’s a showcase of the best of the best in residential architecture. That’s Houston, according to the American Institute of Architects, which features this annual display of private homes designed by accomplished Houston architects. This year’s tour, which runs from Friday October 19 to Saturday October 20, includes eight properties selected by a jury of industry experts.
From an ultra-modern urban retreat for the empty nests of Montrose to a restored colonial revival from around 1909, the homes on the 2019 tour are stylish. The AIA Tour gives the general public the rare opportunity to tour every fun home, and around 3,000 people take advantage of it every year.
“It is one thing to walk past these stunning houses from the outside and admire them from the outside, but it is a completely heightened experience to go inside and be mesmerized by the remarkable ideas and talent that went into each design,” says Rusty Bienvenue, Executive Director of AIA Houston.
Tickets are $ 25 / person online through Thursday, October 17, 4pm; then $ 35 on the weekend of the tour (or $ 20 / advance payment, USD 30 / weekend for cyclists and USD 15 / advance payment, USD 20 / weekend for children under 12). Individual home tickets cost $ 10 and are only available at one of the participating properties during tour times (noon to 6 p.m.).
Click through for a preview of this year’s participating houses.