Northaven Home Tour

Want to gape at some truly fantastic houses while making a difference for some truly fantastic kids? The first Northaven Home Tour is for you! The tour runs on April 8, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and benefits the Arthur Kramer Elementary School in Dallas.

“Kramer is such a wonderful school,” said Pete Peabody, school parent and co-chair of the event. “We’re so proud of the community here and the bond we all formed. The school serves a very diverse population and offers amazing International Baccalaureate and dual language programs. Proceeds from the tour will directly benefit some much-needed campus improvements, technology, and crucial programs. Plus, we get to show off some really incredible homes.”

From a classic ranch style to a midcentury modern, the homes on the tour offer a wealth of stunning architectural experiences and an array of artwork that befits a museum exhibit. Whether fit for a family or juuuuust right for a pair of empty-nesters, these homes boast details that offer a little something for everyone.

Want a little preview? Of course you do!

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For the past few years, the Turtle Creek Home Tour has pulled out all the stops for tour-goers, making this one of the most sought-after events during the spring home tour season. The cool afterparty doesn’t hurt, either. This year, the Turtle Creek Association is putting out another great event on April 9, which will include a beautiful condo inside the Park Towers owned by Mike Wilkins. Other stops includes single-family homes on Rock Creek Drive and Turtle Creek Drive, the 11th floor of 3525 Turtle Creek, and the 16th floor of The Claridge.

We caught up with Wilkins as he prepares for the home tour. We are absolutely smitten with his gorgeous Park Towers unit, and you will be, too! Want to see it in person? Tickets to the Turtle Creek Home Tour are $50 for Turtle Creek Association members and $60 for non-members. The tour will run from 1 to 5 p.m. April 9 with the afterparty reception — first-come-first-served tickets are $125 each — running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Want to see these properties for free? Stay tuned to CandysDirt.com for a ticket giveaway before the tour!

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Get out.

Those were the first words out of my mouth when I opened the photos of 10849 Clearbrook: Get. Out. An ardent fan of midcentury modern architecture, I feel a very strong mix of awe and envy when encountering a specimen like this one. You have your sports, I have my midcentury houses. Properties like this make me giddy – and it doesn’t hurt that this stop on the upcoming White Rock Home Tour is furnished to delight the eye.

Realtor Brandon Stewart has had the pleasure of selling the home twice – once in 2012, before the house underwent massive renovations and again in 2014, to the current owner and friend, Jeri Paduch. He shared with us the pre-renovation photos, which give us even more appreciation for its current state.

“This is one of my favorite midcentury moderns in the whole city,” said Stewart. As a midcentury modern home owner himself, he’s a member of the ‘takes one to know one’ club.

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9536 Tarleton is one of the homes featured in the 12th annual White Rock Home Tour. (Photo: Shoot2Sell)

Could this be our favorite White Rock Home Tour yet?

This perennially popular home tour takes you through a thoroughly modern East Dallas, showing off the depth and breadth of clean-lined architecture from midcentury to present day.

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The Ryan Place gates were funded by proceeds from previous Candlelight Christmas home tours (photos: ryan-place.squarespace.com)

Every city in America has one. You know it when you see it.  Whether it’s the architecture, location, or landscape, there is always a street in the city that is simply magical.  In Fort Worth the most magical and inspiring street is Elizabeth Boulevard.

See unique and historic pieces of furniture at the Candlelight Tour of Homes in Ryan Place

The main artery of the Ryan Place neighborhood, “in 1979 Elizabeth Boulevard joined the National Register of Historic Places, making Ryan Place the only residential historic district in Fort Worth.”  Located off Eighth Avenue and a few blocks from the Near Southside, Ryan Place and Elizabeth Boulevard epitomize all that was great about classic neighborhoods when they were built in the early 1920’s and 1930’s.

This boulevard, and the classic homes of character that comprise Ryan Place, will be showcased during December 3 and 4 as part of the 33rd annual Candlelight Tour of Homes which promotes the annual historic preservation fundraiser of Ryan Place.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 each  During the tour, tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Booth at St. John’s Church for $20. St. John’s Church is located at 2401 College Avenue in Fort Worth. You may use the same wristband for both days if you wish.  Tickets are non-refundable.

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Crawford home on Estate. Photo by Carol Toler.

Yes, now that our regularly scheduled fall home tours have come and gone, it’s time to make some room on your calendar for the Christmas home tours. The annual Holiday in the Highlands home tour organized by the Lake Highlands Women’s League is a perennial favorite, showcasing the surprising architectural diversity inside one of East Dallas’ best-known neighborhoods.

We caught up with two homeowners that are opening the doors of their adorable Lake Highlands home for this year’s home tour, Robin and Kelly Crawford. Find out more about this year’s tour featuring the Crawford’s absolutely adorable Estate Lane home and the other great houses on the Dec. 2 tour — as well as how to purchase tickets — after the jump!

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As if the wonderful shopping at Highland Park Village wasn’t reason enough to get you to go there, this Friday, one of the sweetest home tours ever launches in the upscale shopping center.

The fifth annual Gingerbread Stroll kicks off on Friday, Nov. 18, with 11 stops featuring some of the most artful gingerbread houses we’ve ever laid eyes on. The tour, featuring edible real estate from 11 of Dallas’ most talented pastry chefs, offers tour goers a chance to bid on these creations, with all proceeds going to Community Partners of Dallas.

“The Gingerbread Stroll has become a wonderful tradition during the most wonderful time of the year,” said Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Christine McKenny, who founded the Gingerbread Stroll in 2011. “People of all ages gather with their family and friends to attend, and it’s always exciting to see how the chefs express themselves creatively. Everyone loves a gingerbread house!”

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Of course, we’re completely thrilled about attending this weekend’s Lakewood Early Childhood PTA Home Tour, part of the weekend festivities of the 40th Annual Lakewood Home Festival. It will definitely get our minds off of things, and you’ll get a chance to traipse through a home many Lakewood residents know well — the O’Neil Ford Texas modern on Wendover.

We want to pay it forward and do something kind for our readers, so we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to this weekend’s home tour. Find out all you have to do to attend this incredible event for absolutely nothing after the jump!

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