In the series Infiltrating Modernity, I compare the difference between residences in the various neighborhoods in south central and downtown Austin, Texas. I have spent every holiday in this part of town for the last twenty-two years, and then some. My grandmother, who recently relocated, lived in an average, modest home; in the past ten years the houses lining the streets have begun to change. While I am a fan of contemporary and modern architecture, I have come to have negative feelings towards the movement in her particular neighborhood. When my grandmother’s house was put on the market, it was sold the very next day. I worried the new owners would want to rip it down and replace it with a modern structure, vastly different from the original design. A great portion of the houses in these neighborhoods are painted with an interesting color, sometimes garish; the “Keep Austin Weird” vibe is strong. The images on the left of each diptych is a “traditional” home, in the way of Austin standards: interesting color choices and simple layouts. The images on the right show the modern take on home design, with simple colors and geometric angles and planes. Though this is the way Austin is moving, being one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed the oldest neighborhoods are being changed so drastically.