AIA Dallas Home Tour – A preview of the 2021 lineup
With so many distinct neighborhoods, Dallas has no shortage of excellent home visits. Any weekend afternoon is well spent exploring bungalow-lined Hollywood Heights, the historic estates along Swiss Avenue, and the quirky-filled corner of Charles Dilbeck known as Cochran Heights. But one annual design-focused event you can always count on is the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes. Our only citywide home visit emphasizes the best architecture in Dallas, no matter what neighborhood their work is in.
For the 15the Year of the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, hosted exclusively by architects, the event brings back the joys of home viewing in person – with some virtual opportunities for those who prefer to ogle from the comfort of their living room. Before the visit, discover the 10 remarkable residences that open their doors on the weekend of October 23 and 24. For more information and to obtain tickets for the AIA Dallas Home Visit, visit hometourdallas.com.
Golden Crest | Virtual only
Architect: WELCH | HALL Architects
District: Oak lawn
Along a striking street filled with architecturally significant housing, George Dahl’s Gold Crest is always a design highlight. A fourth-floor apartment renovation took inspiration from the 1965 building to create a house filled with art and books with oak floors, cypress joinery, and views for days.
Bon Aire Drive | In person
Architect: Zero 3
District: Old Lake Highlands
Eight years of collaboration between owner and architect (plus numerous visits to Round Top) resulted in this lovingly layered dwelling. With contemporary design firmly rooted in history, a love of plants, vintage war memorabilia and muscle cars, the end result is pure passion.
Kessler Promenade | In person
Architect: WELCH | HALL Architects
District: Kessler Park
A beautiful blend of modernism and colonial revival, the 1940 farmhouse has been lovingly dismantled and renovated to retain the quaint character of the house. Filled with Scandinavian and Japanese furnishings that match the structure’s philosophy, the Oak Cliff house is utterly magnificent in its simplicity.
Wickmere Mews | In person
Architect: DSGN Partners
District: the groves of the Trinity
Built for an art lover and perched on the edge of the Trinity River, the streamlined home offers expansive views of downtown Dallas.
Way of the Lyre | In person
Architect: James E. Manning Architect
Respect for nature is evident in this sunny home, located on a leafy corner lot in Lakewood. The focal point is a private courtyard entrance, where a mature Japanese maple serves as the centerpiece.
Manett Street | In person
Architect: modern homes
One of the most striking new townhouses to appear on Henderson Avenue, the high-tech residence is perfectly balanced with minimalist design and warm materials.
Stone door | In person
District: bluff view
Sustainability was the primary concern when designing this positive energy ranch house, which is inspired by the Usonian style, known for its flat roof and visual continuity between interior and exterior.
Way of the Strait | In person
Architect: DGA Douglas Guiling Architect
District: Preston Hollow
Nestled just south of Hockaday School, the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home takes advantage of its natural surroundings.
“Five Houses” | In person and virtual
Architect: M Gooden Design
Site: Denton, Texas
Honoring the original dwelling of the 1949 lot, the “Five House” features sloping ceilings, skylight windows, and a linear pool connected by entertainment decks. The architect strictly observed the five foot planning grid – hence the unique name of the house.
Sugar stream | Virtual only
Architect: Fitzpatrick Architects
District: Tyler, Texas
Located just outside of Tyler, the unique home combines rural East Texas materials with technology and a modern aesthetic. Large rooms and a glazed swimming pool compete with the wooded environment of the house.