Thursday, April 16, 2015

Preservation Austin’s Historic Homes Tour: Austin Through the Ages

Date: Saturday, May 2

Cost: $25 for Preservation Austin Members, $35 for Non-Members
Time: 10am-4pm

Preservation Austin’s Historic Homes Tour is just around the corner and Mid Tex Mod is thrilled to be participating! Our board and volunteers will be staffing the Butterfly House, designed and built by master architect-builder-developer Arthur Dallas Stenger in 1964. Marketed as “Sinfully Contemporary,” the house’s scalloped roof pays tribute to Fehr & Granger’s award-winning 1959 design for the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport (demolished in 2002). The current owners purchased the Butterfly House in 2008. They soon enlisted board member Rick Black and wife Cindy Black to design a stunning renovation which brings Stenger’s vision into the 21st century. Completed in 2013, their work has been featured in Dwell and won a 2014 Preservation Austin Merit Award.
Austin's Butterfly House, featured in this year's Preservation Austin Historic Homes Tour (Image from Dwell Magazine - Brent Humphreys, Photographer).
The Butterfly House is just one of six homes featured on this year’s tour. Two others hail from the mid-century era as well, including a rare 1940 Art Moderne residence renovated by architect Jay Farrell and an elegant 1955 ranch renovated by Tom Hurt Architecture.
Tickets are available the day of the tour, but you can buy yours now through Preservation Austin’s website here. Don’t miss this chance to see these beautifully rehabbed homes, and we look forward to seeing you at the Butterfly House on May 2!

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