The Austin Modern Home Tour is back in person this year! Presented by the Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS), the event provides an amazing opportunity to tour several modern homes around Austin, meet the architects and designers, and get inspired! Cornerstone Architects will be participating yet again, and featuring our Stamford Residence project. Located on a quiet street in the Tarrytown neighborhood of Austin, this 3,700 square foot home, designed by project architect, Mark Carlson and built by Trey Smith of Smith Builders, maximizes a challenging lot while executing beautiful modern design.
The sloping lot required ADA access, and a large heritage tree in the middle of the property presented a challenge. To accommodate the tree, a 2-car garage design was modified to an office space alongside a single-car garage with a lift.
The entry leads up to a gallery space which opens to the main living, dining, and kitchen area anchored by a stunning 400-gallon custom aquarium.
"An especially interesting feature in the home is the floating glass staircase that rises above a lighted wine display and up to a sitting area. The sitting area is atop a unique glass floor looking down onto a small courtyard." Project Architect, Mark Carlson, AIA
This quiet courtyard was designed to break up the long hallway and open up the gallery space. Extensive glazing lets in ample natural light and multiple sliding glass doors at the side and rear of the home allow for easy access to the oversized outdoor living area. The outdoor living incorporates a misting system on the porch and throughout the private backyard oasis.
Despite the design challenges, this contemporary home provides comfortable living spaces with unique features while finding a niche in this traditional, yet evolving, central Austin neighborhood.
Purchase your tickets today, and come see the home for yourself this Saturday, February 19th from 10am to 5pm. We hope to see you there!
This will be our seventh year participating in the Austin Modern Home Tour! Check out our previous MHT featured homes including our Lake Travis Treehouse, Portofino Ridge Residence, Ledge Residence, Lakemoore Residence, Gaston Residence, Ridgewood Residence, and Cortona Residence projects.