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On September 30th, join us for a contemporary Home Tour Celebrating 35 years of architectural excellence.

Cornerstone Architects is proud to present a day that’s been 35 years in the making! 

Benefitting the His Grace Foundation, and produced in partnership with the Modern Architecture + Design Society (the team behind the annual Austin Modern Home Tour), this event is a one-time-only chance to enjoy a deep dive into one of Austin’s most revered architectural design firms. 

Explore The Homes!

Showcasing 4 Projects, plus a unique VIP location to be added soon!

European Inspired

presented by Ranjit Gupta, AIA

On a quiet corner lot in Northwest Austin, this contemporary home borrows elements from European farmhouse style. The design is organized around an existing pool with entertaining space and the rear yard facing a natural greenbelt area. Large windows maximize natural lighting, while maintaining privacy at street level. The open floor plan connects the living, kitchen and dining areas and houses an in-law suite on the lower level, while the owner’s suite sits on the upper level and features a balcony overlooking the greenbelt. The home balances contemporary flow and finish while using a palette of warm materials combining local limestone, wood and stucco.

Respecting an Era Past

presented by Rodney Palmer, AIA

Located in the heart of Old Austin, this classic Pemberton Heights home recently underwent a complete renovation to add modern additions while retaining its historic charm. Architect Rodney Palmer set the creative direction by preserving the original home’s facade while accentuating its classic character with contemporary and modern elements. Recently purchased by designer Glynis Wood, of Glynis Wood Interiors, the home was especially personal to the design team. Having a long history of collaborating with Glynis, Rodney was able to hone in on exactly how she envisioned her dream home and how to transform the home architecturally to showcase a clear depiction of both classic and modern styles. 

Images: Dror Baldinger


presented by Bob Wetmore, AIA

The experience of this contemporary home in West Austin begins with traversing two bridges across an expansive water feature creating a one-of-a-kind entrance. The home is nestled across the edge of a steep lot providing an amazing panorama across the hill country.

Designed to take advantage of the views, the open living floor plan hosts not only dramatic views, but unique living experiences inside the home. Warm materials and colors are accented with shou sugi ban walls and ceilings throughout. The living and kitchen areas were created as central entertainment spaces, while the owner’s retreat and spa allow for a private sanctuary. The versatile outdoor living space features the ability to convert to a screened porch. The home also features a solar field, water collection and purification and an extensive home gym.

Connecting the indoors with the outdoors, this modern home provides a unique and inviting resort-like experience for the homeowners and their guests.

Images: Cate Black

Material Harmony

presented by Bob Wetmore, AIA

Designed for family living, this modern transitional home offers maximum functionality and flexibility. The entry leads to an expansive kitchen, living, dining space which opens to the outdoor living, pool and alfresco dining areas, allowing ample natural light and easy indoor/outdoor entertaining. The owner’s suite is isolated from the main area for privacy and relaxation. The upstairs bedrooms are divided into separate quadrants, along with a versatile flex room, while a large game room was designed as a central gathering area. A rear garage houses a multifunctional ADU space with a private bath and was placed on the site to be concealed from the front exterior view and to obstruct neighbor views into the backyard. The classic design incorporates contemporary materials and detailing creating a true haven for modern family living.

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Tour Partners

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His Grace Foundation, the adoptive organization of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) of Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), was founded by Erin and John Kiltz after their youngest daughter, Gracie, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 2 and began treatment at TCH.

Typically, each year HGF serves 150 families whose children suffer from such life-threatening diseases as leukemia, neuroblastoma, SCIDS, sickle cell anemia, rare blood diseases, brain tumors and other types of cancer.

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Founded in 1989, Cornerstone Architects is an architectural and interior design firm based in Austin, Texas. Cornerstone specializes in architecture and interior design for both residential and commercial projects.

Cornerstone Architects has received numerous awards and accolades for their residential and commercial work. Cornerstone has designed Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and NAHB Gold rated sustainable projects, has been featured in numerous publications and have been selected on multiple AIA Austin and Modern Homes Tours. 

Our nationwide event series was created to introduce modern architecture and living to people in their own communities across North America and beyond. Through fun and informative tours in dozens of cities across the United States and Canada, as well as carefully cultivated introductions to the people, places and things that define “modern,” over 50,000 attendees have gathered over the years to view some of the most exciting examples of modern architecture and design coast to coast.