AIA Homes Tour 2014 Review

Posted on November 18, 2014

The other weekend, I toured the homes on the 2014 AIA Homes Tour. If you have never been on a homes tour, I highly recommend it to home owners looking to remodel or update their home. It comes as a great source of inspiration and the opportunity to see what local architects and contractors are building in the various neighborhoods throughout Austin.

Due to time constrains, I made it to 8 of the 11 homes on the tour, pretty good being that they were spread out across Austin. Each home offered a sampling of what home owners had created with their architects. Although the homes are contemporary in nature and at the end of the tour became a little blurry, I still thought it was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 

My favorite indoor space was the master bathroom in the Stuart Sampley home. Unfortunately, there is no photo to show but for a very understated reason this bathroom stood out from the rest. 

My second favorite space was the outdoor pool area from Jay Hargrave Architecture. The pool takes center stage in this home. Just imagine taking a dip in this pool while looking up at the stars.

And last, was the home designed by Specht Harpman where the house was literally carved into the rock and nestled high above the waters of Lake Austin.

The home was a contemporary structure but the kitchen and other living areas had soft industrial nods like exposed pipes and shelving and I liked that they used chicken mesh for door panels on the cabinetry.

Did you go on the AIA Home Tour as well? I’d love to know what your favorite home or space was, post your response here

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Allison Jaffe

Award-winning ATX Interior Designer|Social Shaker|Community Pathfinder|Girl on a Mission

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