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2019 NARI Tour of Homes

If you are like many people in Austin, you may be considering a remodel project for your home. What better way to gain ideas and talk with local professionals than attending a tour of homes? The 16th annual NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes is happening this weekend and it is a great opportunity to get a first hand look at some amazing remodel projects throughout Austin!

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is a not-for-profit trade association committed exclusively to serving the professional remodeling industry and to serving as an ally to homeowners. NARI has over 7,000 members nationwide and over 300 in the Austin area. The members of Austin NARI include professional remodeling contractors, product manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, lenders and other professionals.

This year's tour features 11 homes from different builders around town. Be sure to stop by 700 Jessie Street (#3 on the map) and check out the project we designed in collaboration with John Gehlken of Austin Impressions, Inc. as well as Glynis Wood of Glynis Wood Interiors!

700 Jessie Street

The home is a transitional farmhouse design, combining traditional forms with farmhouse and bohemian elements which assimilate the home into its eclectic neighborhood in a highly desired part of Austin. Rodney Palmer addressed various design challenges of this inner city lot. One challenge was preserving a beautiful, protected live oak on the property. The design was centered around this large heritage live oak tree creating views from multiple parts of the home from the front with views to the greenbelt from the back.

Another key component to the design was a flexible floor plan. An existing tiny home at the front of the property was converted to a 2-bedroom/2-bath full-time rental separate from the main house. This versatile ADU along with divided living areas in the main residence provides for creative use of space throughout the home. Multiple levels of outdoor living and thoughtful landscaping between the the main home and the ADU provide walking paths and seating areas beneath the live oak.

The newly constructed home was designed with careful choices of exterior siding, trim and colors to keep with the unique look and feel of the neighborhood. Strong accent finishes and organic materials throughout the interior of the home also add to the bohemian vibe of the area.

The tour will run Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th from 10am to 6pm. You can still purchase advance tickets online for $25, otherwise you can buy them for $30 during the tour, available at each participating home!



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