Mid-Century Modern Homes of Iowa Tours: April 26 – May 1, 2021

Modernism Month Event

Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF), Iowa Mid-Century Modern and DSM Modern Real Estate are collaborating to bring you four professionally-produced Mid-Century Modern Home Tours to celebrate Modernism Month. Links to the virtual tours are to be released to ticket holders, one per day, starting on April 26. Access to each tour will be for two weeks to give ticket holders plenty of time to enjoy. The homeowners will join ticket holders at a special Zoom live Q&A on Saturday, May 1, from 4:30 – 6 PM. The tours are about 20 minutes each, and include Oskaloosa’s famed Lamberson home, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948, which has been meticulously restored by its owners. Also included are a home in Indianola, designed by architect David Block, who will join us for the tour; a home in Des Moines designed by architect Amos Emery; and a second home in Oskaloosa, designed by Steffen Stoltz Nelson Architects. The homes epitomize the Mid-Century Modern design aesthetic, and are rarely available for viewing. They will be personally led by their homeowners, who will share their experience of living in, and caring for, an architectural masterpiece. Not only do the tours provide excellent architectural examples of the era, but they also exhibit how to bring mid-century styles to homes of every decade.

Early bird tickets are $38 and will be available until March 19; after that, $48. They are available on EVENTBRITE. The ticket price includes tours of all four homes and the live Q&A Zoom with the homeowners. Tickets are required for access. 

Proceeds from this collaborative event will help fund Iowa Architectural Foundation programming around Iowa, increasing the public’s awareness of the value of architecture and good design in building a better world. For additional information you may contact the supporting organizations at:

IAF: Claudia Cackler director@iowaarchfoundation.org

DSM Modern: Rhiannon Barbour dsmmodern@gmail.com

Iowa Mid-Century Modern: Suzie Fredregill info@funkyfindsvintage.com

Sponsors for the event are:

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DSM Modern Real Estate
Iowa Mid-Century Modern Community ~ A collective dedicated to building a local community of design enthusiasts
Funky Finds Vintage & Retro – Western Gateway (DSM)
Atomic Garage – Valley Junction (WDM)
AOK Antiques-Atomic Blond MCM Loft, Valley Junction (WDM)
Modville – Adel
Shelf Genie/Adam Stevens (DSM)
35th Street Antiques (DSM)