On the house

Take a Peek Inside Houston's Coolest Homes

A by-the-numbers look at the Modern Architecture + Design Society Houston Modern Home Tour.

By Abby Ledoux March 2, 2020 Published in the March 2020 issue of Houstonia Magazine

A studioMET-designed home that will be featured on the 2020 tour

Image: Jack Thompson

This month's tour of Houston's coolest homes, by the numbers: 


Number of years, including this one, the Modern Architecture + Design Society Houston Modern Home Tour had allowed Houstonians to peek inside other Houstonians' homes 


Age those Houstonians must be to be trusted around other people's breakages gain access to the tour


Homes showcased over 9 years


Architecture firms featured on three or more tours

Homes by Inexure Architecture, the most of any one firm, since the inaugural tour


Visitors over the tour’s first nine years

$4 million 

Most expensive home to be featured while for sale, a 7,000-square-foot Memorial by 2Scale Architects on the 2014 tour 


Square feet of smallest featured home, a downtown loft by Wendt Design Group on the 2015 tour 

Bathrooms in the largest featured home, a 7,800-square-foot stunner by Collaborative Design Group on last year's tour 


Year the oldest featured home—a Heights cottage renovated by Brett Zamore Design on the 2013 tour—was constructed 


Total square feet toured by Houstonians between 2013 and 2019, when the society started keeping track, including 211 bedrooms and 248 bathrooms 

The Modern Architecture + Design Society’s self-guided Houston Modern Home Tour takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat, Mar 28. $50 tickets at the door; early-bird discounts available online. Proceeds benefit the UH AIA student chapter. Visit mads.media for more info.

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