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Stroll through Austin's most beautiful residential properties on the AIA Homes Tour 2017

Stroll Austin's beautiful residential properties on AIA Homes Tour

AIA Homes Tour Stuart Sample
Stuart Sampley Architects used a combination of materials including concrete, steel, and wood for this new project in Bull Creek. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour MAtt Fajkus
A Clarksville renovation courtesy of Matt Fajkus Architecture.  Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour Tim Cuppett
A thoughtfully restored midcentury Westfield home renovated by Tim Cuppett Architects.  Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour Alterstudio
Indoor mixes seamlessly with outdoor at alterstudio architecture's Rolling Hills West project. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour Restructure Studio
Restructure Studio created this new construction just west of downtown for a young family. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour FAB
FAB Architecture's Bouldin residence. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour HUgh Jefferson
An L-shaped new construction in Tarrytown, designed by Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour Furman + Keil
Furman + Keil Architects completed both a renovation and an addition on this West Lake Hills home. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour Barley Pfeiffer
A Southwest Austin home designed by Barley Pfeiffer Architects. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour John Mayfield
A 1980s condominium gets a modern look from John Mayfield Architects. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour Atlantis Architecture
Atlantis Architects' Old West Austin home. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour Tim Brown
Tim Brown Architecture mixed classic forms with contemporary elements in this Rollingwood home. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour A Parallel Architecture
A Parallel Architecture's Lake Austin Residence. Photo by Leonid Furmansky
AIA Homes Tour Stuart Sample
AIA Homes Tour MAtt Fajkus
AIA Homes Tour Tim Cuppett
AIA Homes Tour Alterstudio
AIA Homes Tour Restructure Studio
AIA Homes Tour FAB
AIA Homes Tour HUgh Jefferson
AIA Homes Tour Furman + Keil
AIA Homes Tour Barley Pfeiffer
AIA Homes Tour John Mayfield
AIA Homes Tour Atlantis Architecture
AIA Homes Tour Tim Brown
AIA Homes Tour A Parallel Architecture

For architecture lovers, it's truly the most wonderful time of the year. Now in its 31st year, the AIA Austin Homes Tour returns October 28-29 with 13 unique properties showcasing the best in residential design.

This year's participant list — which reads like a who's who of Austin architects — includes powerhouse firms like A Parallel Architecture, alterstudio architects, Matt Fajkus Architecture, Furman + Keil Architects, and Tim Cuppett Architects, just to name a few. 

The self-guided tour, which runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-6 pm, offers participants a chance to stroll through the properties, and in some cases meet the architects themselves. This year's map is relatively centralized with houses in Central and West Austin, a departure from recent years when it also included projects east and north of downtown.

Tickets for the tour are $35 in advance or $40 on the day of the tour and can be purchased here or at these local spots: AIA Austin (801 W. 12th St.), Arete European Kitchens (700 N. Lamar Blvd.), Zinger Hardware (4001 N. Lamar Blvd.), Nannie Inez (701 S. Lamar Blvd.), NEST Modern (2603 S. Congress Ave.), or Articulture Designs (6405 Manchaca Rd).