January 25, 2023
Filed Under: Events

All About the 2023 Austin Modern Home Tour

Whisper Valley is excited to be a part of the 2023 Austin Modern Home Tour, a prestigious annual event highlighting the area’s most interesting modern homes, on Saturday, Feb. 25! This year, a home by Thurman Homes in Whisper Valley was selected for the tour. Keep reading to learn more about the event and how to secure your tickets.

2023 Austin Modern Home Tour

The Austin Modern Home Tour is organized by the Modern Architecture + Design Society. Ticket holders can visit 11 homes on the tour and meet with architects, designers and builders to learn more about the home and answer questions. This year, the tour will also offer more activities including a Friday night VIP reception and a new Sunday tour extension featuring Lake Travis and Hill Country homes.

The tour lasts from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Feb. 25 at homes located across Austin. Limited tickets for the event are available. Click here to purchase!

General Admission for the Saturday tour is $45 for adults and $15 for children ages 10-17. VIP tourgoer tickets are priced at $100 and include access to the VIP reception, as well as the Saturday main tour and the Sunday tour. Consumers also have the ability to purchase 2-pack tickets at a discounted rate and general admission tickets that include the Sunday tour extension.

Thurman Homes in Whisper Valley

Thurman Homes has been a fixture of the Austin Modern Home Tour for years, but 2023 will feature their first tour home in Whisper Valley. Located at 9805 Chirpy Way, Thurman Homes selected this home specifically to showcase a truly unique energy-saving feature: hyper-efficient geothermal heating and cooling.

“Whisper Valley’s shared infrastructure approach to conservation, sustainability and energy efficiency lends a holistic approach to community unmatched anywhere in the world. If you are going to build modern, it just makes sense to build in a cutting-edge community,” ~Michael Thurman.

Austin Modern Home Tourgoers will get the chance to ask Thurman Homes president and CEO, Michael Thurman, about the revolutionary features included in his Whisper Valley home.

Thurman Tour Home

The 1,772-square-foot tour home showcases a contemporary façade incorporating alternating roof pitches reminiscent of a butterfly roof popularized in mid-century design, oversized decks overlooking the gorgeous greenbelt, and bespoke details like hidden deck fasteners and floor-to-ceiling designer curated tile to reinforce the modern aesthetic.

The sloped lot presented challenges, but Thurman chose to highlight the unique location with nearly 600 square feet of lower and upper decks that showcase one-mile views of the greenbelt. For more intimate outdoor living, step down into the terraced backyard to enjoy the privacy and warmth of the fire pit.

Inside, the open-concept first floor design includes a living room that immediately shows off sight lines to the greenbelt view, a large kitchen with wine fridge, a main-floor owner’s suite, a spacious 2-car garage with room for storage and electric vehicle charging, and a powder room for guest use. The home’s second floor includes a loft naturally lit by transom windows which leads to two bedrooms with walk-in closets and a hall bathroom serviced by a utility with ample, full-height cabinetry.

All these features thoughtfully work together for Thurman Homes’ Whisper Valley design. Proof that modern design and quality craftsmanship can be both attainable and sleek.

Learn About Whisper Valley

We invite all Austin Modern Home Tour attendees to also learn more about the Whisper Valley community by visiting our Discovery Center at 9400 Petrichor Boulevard Whisper Valley, TX 78653.

Environmentally-sensitive living goes beyond the home in Whisper Valley. Our community features 700 acres of greenspace, parks and amenities including a resort-style pool, fitness center, show kitchen and activity room, a dog park, neighborhood parks, trails, organic gardens, and a planned 600-acre public park. Our community lifestyle director also plans outdoor fitness classes, an annual 5K run, healthy cooking classes and fun events for residents year-round.

Discover more about Whisper Valley by visiting our website or by calling 512-720-7467.