The Art of the Craftsman Style: 27th Annual Homes Tour
Saturday, April 27
10am to 4pm
Early-Bird Tickets: $25/Members, $35/Non-Members
home base: Preservation Austin Office (Texas Society of Architects Building, 500 Chicon)
Join us for “The Art of the Craftsman Style,” our 27th Annual Homes Tour! This year’s event celebrates Craftsman style homes citywide in coordination with the Harry Ransom Center’s The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America, on view February 9-July 14.
During the late 19th century Britain’s Arts and Crafts Movement emphasized hand-made domestic goods and honest design to combat the more dehumanizing effects of the Industrial Revolution. Here in America, magazines and pattern books diffused the movement’s principles into the wildly-popular Craftsman style, embracing its picturesque aesthetic and democratic spirit to produce quality housing (albeit with machine-made components) for middle and working-class families.
Our tour will explore the Arts and Crafts Movement’s impact here in Austin through seven stunning homes from this beloved architectural era. Their histories give a glimpse of Craftsman style living in the early 20th century. Creative updates and additions show their seamless adaptation to modern life today.
Tickets are now available! Order yours before April 1 for special early-bird pricing ($25/PA members, $35/non-members). Standard pricing will be available after April 2 ($30/PA members, $40/non-members). BECOME A MEMBER TODAY TO RECEIVE OUR MEMBERS-ONLY TICKET DISCOUNT!
We are pleased to extend Preservation Austin's member discount to Harry Ransom Center members as well.
SPONSOR THE TOUR:
Homes Tour proceeds sustain our nonprofit’s efforts to protect Austin’s historic places for generations to come. Sponsors receive extensive recognition and tour tickets, while reaching an audience that thinks local and buys local. BECOME A SPONSOR HERE!
All tour attendees are encouraged to see the The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America to learn more about this fascinating era! We recommend setting aside a separate date to visit this extensive exhibition.
2019 HOMES TOUR SPONSORS
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Duckworth Custom Homes
Eastside Lumber & Decking
Paul Lamb Architects
Murray Legge Architecture
Lori Martin & Stacey Fellers
Joel Richardson, Austin Mortgage Branch Manager, NMLS 136881
SEED Property Group
Lin Team, Old Austin REALTOR
Brad and Colleen Theriot
Wilson AC & Appliance