SOURCE: Modern Home Tours, LLC

Modern Home Tours, LLC

August 23, 2013 07:00 ET

Take a Tour of Modern Homes in Vancouver This Fall

The Premier Vancouver Modern Home Tour Will Take Place on Saturday, September 14th; Select Homes Throughout the Vancouver, British Columbia-Area Will Open Their Doors to Visitors for a Day of Modern Architecture Exploration; Partial Proceeds Will Benefit Aunt Leah's Place

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - On Saturday, September 14th, Vancouver residents get the opportunity to explore some of the greatest examples of modern residential architecture and interior design in their own home town, as Modern Home Tours makes their second visit outside of the US for the first-ever Vancouver Modern Home Tour.

The Vancouver Modern Home Tour is a self-guided driving-tour of seven architecturally progressive and contemporary homes in the Vancouver, British Columbia area that exemplify modern living. Thanks to a handful of generous homeowners, tourgoers get the chance to explore the inside and out of several incredible modern homes, designed by some of Vancouver's greatest modern architects.

Seven amazing homes have been accepted for the 2013 Vancouver Modern Home Tour:

  • Check out a unit in an early 20th century condominium building in the heart of Yaletown, completely renovated and updated in 2010 by Falken Reynolds Interiors, transformed into the bachelor pad of every man's dreams!
  • A modestly-sized new home, built in 2012 by the Environmental Design Group with interiors designed by Project 22 Design Inc, that makes use of connected open spaces to feel twice as big.
  • The eco-conscious Narrow Passive House, built in 2012 by One SEED Architecture + Interiors, which is simple and pure in design, but complex in its ability to take advantage of the Earth's never-ending capacity to heat, cool, and ventilate, while using materials and building systems which are durable and tread lightly on the environment.
  • The visually impressive Geometric House, also by One SEED Architecture + Interiors (built 2011), that is considered a perfect example of a true west coast modern home with clean lines, open concept planning, natural materials and inside-outside flow.
  • A tremendous 2011 renovation by FNDA Architecture Inc. of a 1960's wood post and beam house in West Vancouver that offers its residents a new open floor plan, as well as a new level of energy efficient living.
  • A modernist prototype home for Vancouver's ubiquitous RS-1 zoning district that rethinks the typical zoning regulations and constraints of building in an urban context, designed by Campos Leckie Studio and located in Arbutus Ridge.
  • A wonderfully modern home by Evoke International Design, located in the Point Grey neighbourhood, that uses open planning, a minimal number of single-use rooms and a fluidity of movement from inside to outside to create a larger sense of space, while also presenting a unique façade in its RS-1 District zoning.

Modern Home Tours is also proud to announce a partnership with Aunt Leah's Place. Partial proceeds of the tour will go to the local non-profit's programs and mission of providing support for teen mothers and kids in foster care.

The Vancouver Modern Home Tour is the second stop on the group's 2013 National Fall Tour. The second Seattle Modern Home Tour takes place the weekend prior (September 7th). A special discount is being offered to tourgoers who want to experience modern architecture in both cities.

"We wanted to really kick-off the fall tours with a big event," explains Modern Home Tours co-founder, Matt Swinney. "So we're offering modern home lovers the chance to attend both tours for a deeply discounted price. If you purchase a ticket for the Vancouver Modern Home Tour online before September 6th, you will be given the option to buy a ticket for the Seattle Modern Home Tour for just $10. This allows for a unique chance to compare, in person, the interesting architectural traits of both cities in back-to-back weekends."

Participating homes will open their doors for viewing from 11AM - 5PM on Saturday, September 14th, in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Tickets to see every home on the tour are $30 in advance online; available for $40 on the day of the tour at select 'start' locations. All are invited to attend. Kids under 12 are FREE!

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