Get excited — some of the coolest modern homes in the U.S. are opening their doors this spring. Modern Home Tours just announced the upcoming dates and cities for the first four of their 2016 tours. For us modern home design enthusiasts, this is like getting to see under the wrapping paper of all the birthday gifts; each tour lets you go inside six or more private residences.

Modern Home Tours is the brainchild of two major modern design fans. The Austin-based founders, James Leasure and his former partner Matt Swinney, started Modern Home Tours so modern architecture lovers like themselves could see inside the homes of a few of the lucky modern-living aficionados. The self-paced, self-driving tours can serve as an inspiration for your next home project, help you figure out how to solve a design dilemma, or you can treat the day as a trip to a living museum.

Event Details: Self-paced, self-driving tours from 11am – 5pm. Tickets $35 in advance at the Modern Home Tours events page; $40 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. The confirmed homes have not been finalized yet, so check back with Modern Home Tours when the tour date nears. If you or someone you know is an architect, builder or home owner with a property worthy of being on the Modern Home Tours program, you can submit the home for consideration.

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