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House H - Architect: Hybrid Architechture, Builder: Barcelo Homes (Image Courtesy of Ken Shallcross).

Preview: 5th Annual Seattle Modern Home Tour

Out with the old and in with the new. Goodbye bungalow style, hello smart house!

The annual Seattle Modern Home Tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th, and gives the curious an up-close and personal tour of some modern homes in the area. In other words, an excellent excuse to see some advanced technology in the works. Participating homes will open their doors for viewing from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM The tour is self-guided, with the help of a map and GPS. Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 on the day of the tour. Everyone ages 12 and up are invited to attend.

Here's some quick info:

House A - Kirkland, WA

  • Architect: Jim Dwyer
  • Builder: BDR Homes
  • 3,500 square feet
  • 4 bedrooms and a den

House B - Seattle, WA

  • Architect: Robert Bonner
  • Robert Bonner Design
  • Located on Alki
  • property sits beside the shores of the Puget Sound
  • high cathedral season
  • solar energy

House C - Seattle, WA

  • Architect: Thomas Schaer
  • SHED Architecture and Design
  • Owners are working professionals and avid gardeners
  • Economically driven project and was built using as much as existing footprint as possible.

House D - Seattle, WA

  • Architect: Michelle Lanker, Lanker Design LLC.
  • Designer: Gloria Andrade
  • Floating home on Lake Union.
  • Originally a houseboat but burnt down in 2007, revamped in 2015
  • 2,025 square feet

House E - Seattle, WA

  • Architect: Susan Jones
  • Atelier Jones
  • Modest 1,500 sqft home
  • sits between established neighborhood and the commercial strip of Madison Avenue
  • highly energy efficient and spatially dynamic

House F - Seattle, WA

  • Architect: David Coleman
  • David Coleman Architecture
  • Sits in one Seattle's oldest, most established neighborhoods.
  • simplicity of material, texture, detail,
  • Intentionally understated and refined.

House G - Seattle, WA.

  • Architect: Tiffany Bowie
  • Malboeuf Bowie Architecture
  • Greenwood neighborhood in North Seattle
  • Home uses 90% less energy than required by standard building code.

House H - Seattle, WA.

  • Architect: Hybrid Architechture
  • Builder: Barcelo Homes
  • Arboretum Neighborhood
  • Located between Capitol Hill and Madison Park
  • Twin residences, near many different dining options

For more information and ticketing option, visit the 2016 Seattle Modern Home Tour website.

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