Simply since you love fashionable structure doesn’t imply you may simply breeze into your dream dwelling. However this Saturday, you are able to do simply that with the Modern Structure + Design Society’s first-ever DC Metro Modern Home Tour, which can take guests by 5 Washington homes that exemplify up to date dwelling.
From 11 AM to four PM, the tour will permit home-gawkers to satisfy the architects, builders, and house owners of the residences, that are scattered about Northwest DC and McLean. The suave abodes will present guests with a firsthand look at the path during which 21st-century structure and design are headed.
After eradicating their footwear, guests will soak up ground-to-ceiling home windows, dramatic angles, and fusions of previous and new design kinds. One dwelling, constructed close to the US Naval Observatory in the 1940s, was stripped of its “faux supplies” and antiquated construction. All the things eliminated was recycled, and the completed product resulted in a house that blends the better of two centuries. The one row dwelling on the tour exhibits how a redesign centered on spacial openness and ease can provide new life to a property. And the Asian motifs and wooden accents of a McLean home characterize the nature-centric design. The expansive reflecting pool provides the aspect of water to the earthy aesthetic.
The architects whose work might be featured on the tour embrace Mark McInturff, FORMA Design, and Travis Value Architects, which designed three of the houses on the tour, together with one the place Travis Value resides. Value’s designs typically incorporate vitality-environment friendly options—like drain scuppers and photo voltaic shading—to scale back his homes’ heating and cooling prices.
Lots of the homes significantly distinction with the appearances of neighboring buildings. “The spirit of a spot in DC isn't just historic, fashionable, or midcentury fashionable,” Value says. “It’s a sense that you just get that the homes, actually like musicians, play with one another and off of one another — and are, at the identical time, very completely different.”
Tickets are $40.