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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Nov 25 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Nov 25, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

Backyard Grooves

Nov 25, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Bayou Classic

Nov 25 - 25, 2017
The 44th Annual Bayou Classic will take place in the Dome on Saturday, November… more

Bayou Classic Parade

Nov 25 - 25, 2017
Join us for the Bayou Classic  Parade. The parade will begin at the … more

Celebration in the…

Nov 25, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

City Putt presents -…

Nov 25 - 25, 2017
Visit City Putt for a "Thanksgiving Bash: Gobble then Wobble" on… more

Dim Sum Brunch at…

Nov 25, 2017
Sister to Gulotta’s acclaimed MOPHO, Maypop located in downtown’s… more

Double Dose

Nov 25, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

East of the…

Nov 25, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Nov 25, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

French Market…

Nov 25 - Dec 16, 2017
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the French Market District and… more

Le Meridien Presents…

Nov 25 - 25, 2017
Le Méridien New Orleans presents a gourmet burger pop-up bar in LMNO… more

Magazine St. Art…

Nov 25, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

The House of Groove

Nov 25, 2017
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

October @ The Front

Nov 26, 2017
Lemon Lovers features Alanah Luger-Guillaume and Rebecca Spangenthal as they… more

Saints V. Rams…

Nov 26 - 26, 2017
Join Ezell SoulSaint Knox and the rest of the Big Easy Mafia New Orleans Saints… more

Toups South Presents…

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2017
Join us at Toups for Sunday Brunch! Sunday Brunch at Toups South just got… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 27, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 27 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Nov 25 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

A Glimpse Inside By Modern Home Tours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    A Glimpse Inside By Modern Home Tours
Private Homes Open to the Public for Modern Architecture Tour this Fall

New Orleans, LA)- Modern Home Tours invites lovers of world-class Modern architecture to venture inside and explore some of New Orleans' most meticulously designed contemporary homes on Saturday, November 10.

This is the first time Modern Home Tours has come to Louisiana, and the team could not be more thrilled to celebrate Modern residential design in The Big Easy. New Orleans, while boasting an eclectic architectural history, is fortunate to have a rich palette of Modern architecture with mid century masters such as Nathaniel Curtis and Arthur Q. Davis designing public buildings as well as private residences. And the acclaimed Tulane School of Architecture continuously producing innovative new leaders in urban design. While many historic Modernist buildings were destroyed by the devastating hurricanes this decade, rebuilding is occurring with a vengeance, and the world has turned its eye on a city where designing in a forward-thinking way is key. Modernism fits that bill, and a choice selection of the city's most cutting edge designers and their generous clients have agreed to let Modern Home Tours showcase some of New Orleans' most inspiring residential designs, and now residents of New Orleans can take a peek inside this distinctly Modern world.  

Modern Home Tours' co-founder, Matt Swinney, says, "bringing the tour to New Orleans was an obvious addition. At first glance, you might be surprised at how many 20th century treasures are in this city, and now residents can get a glimpse into how this movement translates into private homes."

Over the past 30 years New Orleans' Modern architecture picked up speed. Architects and homeowners realized that creating clean lines and geometric shapes were in favor to today's sustainable building materials and new urban communities were quick to embrace the Modern look and the movement, which carried on through the years.

 Now a fresh crop of talented, local firms are designing architecturally significant Modern houses in the area as more and more residents are appreciating the value of clean, uncluttered designs that utilize the latest building technologies and groundbreaking sustainable design techniques and materials, as well as interior/exterior connections and inspiring living spaces.

Former managing editor of Architectural Record, and current contributing editor, Ingrid Spencer has carefully curated the group of homes showcased.

"The idea is to present attendees with a range of beautifully designed houses, from modest to grand, a few years old to just completed, each with their designers' distinct vision of Modern, and each a unique environment," says Spencer. "Since the redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward post-Hurricane Katrina, including efforts from Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation, Modernist architects have directed more focus toward Modern residential houses, emphasizing on high quality design while preserving the spirit of the New Orleans culture."

Modern Home Tours presents a self-guided event with six to ten homes, lasting from 11 AM - 5 PM. No buses, lines, or groups-the ticket holder sets the pace. Tickets are $30 pre sale and $40 at the door, and are currently on sale at http://www.neworleans.modernhometours.com/tickets. Houses are added daily, please check the website for the most current list.

About Modern Home Tours: Modern Home Tours was co-founded by Matt Swinney and James Leasure in Austin, Texas, and has expanded well beyond state lines. It was created to show appreciation for Modern architecture, Modern design, and Modern living through fun and informative tour events. Currently Modern Home Tours operates in 27 cities across the nation with more to be added. In December of 2011, Modern Home Tours added former managing editor and current contributing editor of Architectural Record, Ingrid Spencer, to the team to curate the homes on each tour. Learn more about the company and see all the city participants at http://www.modernhometours.com/. "Like" them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/modernhometours and follow them on Twitter at @ModernHomeTours.

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