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.

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The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Home Tour will feature this fully restored colonial revival on Bryn Mawr.

The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Home Tour will feature this fully restored colonial revival on Bryn Mawr.

There are four home tours this weekend. I know, our brains just exploded at the thought, too.

The Fort Worth AIA Homes Tour runs both April 9 and 10 from noon to 6 p.m., the Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA home tour is slated for 9 a.m. to noon on April 9, the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s Home Tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9, and the Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes is April 10 from noon to 5 p.m.

Whew! That’s a lot of home touring action to soak in.

The Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA Home Tour will feature two homes inside Urban Reserve, including this modern by Russell Buchanan.

The Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA Home Tour will feature two homes inside Urban Reserve, including this modern by Russell Buchanan.

While each tour offers something a little different, we here at CandysDirt.com want to give our readers a chance to check out as many of these amazing homes as possible. I mean, there’s no other tour that include some of the most desirable high-rises in Dallas like the TCA Tour of Homes, but maybe that’s not your speed. There are plenty more options!

Jump to find out how to enter to win a pair of passes to either the LHAECPTA Home Tour, the PCHPS Home Tour, or the TCA Tour of Homes!

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10034 Coppedge Lane is a remodeled mid-century modern featured on the Modern Mile home tour.

10034 Coppedge Lane is a remodeled mid-century modern featured on the Modern Mile home tour.

Want to go to this Saturday’s Modern Mile Home Tour? We have two pairs of tickets to give away to the inaugural tour of six modern and midcentury modern homes in the Walnut Hill neighborhood.

I was so completely elated to hear that Kathy Adcock-Smith and her plucky band of neighbors had formed this home tour, as this neighborhood has always been a favorite of ours here at CandysDirt.com. It’s a hidden gem — just one square mile — and it’s chock full of some tremendous architecture. Heck, it’s so full of modern architecture it drew the likes of Ed Murchison, Mr. Midcentury Modern himself!

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Of course, even if you are one of our lucky winners, you can still donate a few bucks to Walnut Hill Elementary School to help build their outdoor classroom. It’s a wonderful cause and a great neighborhood school!

Jump to find out how you can win your two free tickets to the Modern Mile Home Tour!

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2401 Douglas, designed by Ron Womack, will be on the Dallas Modern Home Tour this Saturday.

2401 Douglas, designed by Ron Womack, will be on the Spring Modern Home Tour this Saturday. (Photo: Ron Womack)

The 2015 Spring Modern Home Tour will open four modern homes in Oak Lawn, Knox-Henderson, Uptown East, and Northeast Dallas from architects Ron Womack, Josh Nimmo, Rucker Hill Design, and builder Jordan Pierce. The tour, which is on June 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is presented by ModernDallas.net and benefits the incredible programming of the Dallas Architecture Forum. These homes represent some of the finest residential architecture in Dallas, according the the Forum, and they demonstrate that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars.   
Tickets for the tour are $20 per person in advance from modernhometourdallas.com and will be available at Will Call at all four homes on the day of the tour.  Tickets can also be purchased the day of the tour with cash or check only for $25 at each of the tour houses.  Children 12 and under are free.
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5411 Melrose is a cool, boxy design built by Jordan Pierce (Courtesy Photo)

Of course, here at CandysDirt.com we’re always looking for ways to reward our loyal readers. We have two pairs of tickets to this awesome tour to give away. Jump to find out how to score a pair for FREE!

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This cute Craftsman at 1968 Alston will be on this year's Fairmount Historic District Mother's Day Home Tour. (Photos: Fairmount Historic District/Hutson Creative)

This cute Craftsman at 1968 Alston will be on this year’s Fairmount Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour. (Photos: Fairmount Historic District/Hutson Creative)

You know we love celebrating Mother’s Day with a home tour, and this year you’ll have two chances to win tickets to fantastic tours. The first giveaway here on CandysDirt.com is for a pair of tickets to the 33rd annual Fairmount National Historic District Mother’s Day Tour of Homes this weekend. Named one of “The South’s best Comeback Neighborhoods” by Southern Living, this home tour features the charming Arts & Crafts architecture for which this area is known. Bungalows, Prairie Four-Squares, and even a cool converted warehouse have all been beautifully restored and are ready for you to tromp through!

2234 Hurley

2234 Hurley is a fantastic Prairie-style home on the tour.

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Stacey Warnix in front of her Hollywood Heights home on Hammond Avenue. (Photo: Jo England)

Stacey Warnix in front of her Hollywood Heights home on Hammond Avenue. You can tour this beautifully remodeled home as well as many other exceptional Tudors in the neighborhood during this weekend’s home tour. (Photo: Jo England)

We’ve been profiling the incredibly dedicated homeowners on this year’s Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association Home Tour each week. You can read our profile of interior designer Emily Larkin who owns the Tudor at 707 Cordova, renovation fanatic Stacey Warnix and her beautiful remodeled Tudor on Hammond, and the lovely Caitlin and Tyler Faubion and their gorgeous cottage on Patricia. Hopefully you’ve been following along and are tremendously excited about the April 25-26 home tour. Maybe you already stopped by Curiosities and bought your tickets to this popular home tour. I mean, they’re only $15 a piece and support vital programming at neighborhood schools. Or perhaps you scored your passes online and registered for the silent auction fundraiser at the Dallas Arboretum on Friday, April 24.

But if you’ve waited until now to purchase your passes, CandysDirt.com has an opportunity for you to win a pair! Jump to find out more!

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Good afternoon, readers! We have a special opportunity for you! The Turtle Creek Association has given CandysDirt.com two pairs of tickets to their annual Turtle Creek Tour of Homes this Sunday, April 12, where you can walk through the amazing home of Stephen and Jane Lerer. Tickets run $50 for Turtle Creek Association members, and $60 for non-members. You, however, could be one of two lucky winners to score a pair for FREE! That’s a $120 value!

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You did if your name is Pat Coble or Ginny Booth!

Congratulations to our winners, who each win a pair of tickets to the Lakewood Home Festival Nov. 9 and 10. They get two tickets to the home tour featuring some amazing houses throughout Lakewood.

Didn’t win? Don’t fret! You can still score tickets to the festival on the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA website right here. And while you’re there, go ahead and buy a pair of tickets to the auction party and masquerade ball on Nov. 8.

When the votes came in, we also asked you to tell us which home on this year’s tour was your favorite. The overwhelming winner was 6565 Bob O Link (above). Coming in second was 6828 Avalon (below). Both homes were photographed by the amazingly talented Jenifer McNeil Baker.

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Stay tuned to CandysDirt.com for more great giveaways and more great house porn from the best homes in North Texas and beyond!