A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Dawn Reser Schaeffer to talk about Hexter Elementary and the White Rock Home Tour. Schaeffer, who has a daughter at the Blue Ribbon Elementary school off Peavy Road, is one of the home tour organizers for the 10th annual event. It’s a great, cost-effective fundraiser for the school, she said, because the community bands together to keep costs low, and there’s a great inventory of modern homes near the neighborhood school. Parents volunteer and contribute, and homeowners vie for spots on this highly anticipated home tour, one of the few that features modern architecture exclusively.
She could not be more right, especially considering that one much-talked-about home, PV14, will be on the tour and it’s just down Peavy from Hexter. The Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate did a great feature on the designer of the home, Michael Gooden in their recent home and design issue. You can see it on the tour, though, and help support a fantastic Dallas ISD campus. Other homes include an amazing Cliff Welch modern on East Lake Highlands that fuses masonry, wood, and glass seamlessly to provide a mid-century modern look in a new build. Parts of it have a very Tom Kundig-type feel with the exposed beam supporting the roof just outside the master bedroom.
Another home you don’t want to miss is a beautiful LEED Gold remodel of a near-teardown midcentury on Sylvania. This home was in awful shape, but D’J Perkinson of Studio Perk brought it back to life as one of the most eco-friendly homes in Dallas. It’s as easy on the eyes as it is on the earth!Jump for a sneak peek at these two homes, as well as more information on the tour and how you can win tickets!
Other homes on this year’s tour include a Ju-Nel home with original details on Walling Lane, a bright and colorful mid-century modern on Cactus, and a beautiful new build with a creative brise soliel in Urban Reserve. Each home really speaks to what buyers want today: Tons of windows, open floor plans, sleek cabinetry, built-ins, and creative finishes.
Truly, this 10th anniversary home tour is one you don’t want to miss, so go ahead and secure your tickets today. You can purchase them at both White Rock Coffee locations, GreenSpot Market, Tom Thumb, and Hypnotic Donuts. Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance, and $20 on the day of the tour. The tour runs for two days, April 25 and 26, from noon to 5 p.m., and the first 50 tourgoers at each home will receive a free goodie bag.
If you want a chance to win tickets to the White Rock Home Tour, stay tuned to CandysDirt.com tomorrow as we’ll be giving away a pair of passes to this phenomenal event!