Fort Worth Friday: Cowtown Has Modern on Fleek

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You can see the artful interiors of 3813 W. 5th St. during the AIA Fort Worth 2015 Tour of Homes.
You can see the artful interiors of 3813 W. 5th St. during the AIA Fort Worth 2015 Tour of Homes.

Sure, Fort Worth has a treasure trove of Craftsman architecture on display during the Fairmount Historic District Tour of Homes, but did you know that this city is flush with stunning modern treasures that will knock your socks off? It’s true, and you can peruse them during this year’s AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour April 25-26 from noon to 6 p.m.

3813 W. 5th St.
3813 W. 5th St.

“Each home on the tour was chosen to highlight an architectural vision in response to the needs of the homeowners,” the announcement stated. “Encompassing new construction, renovation, and preservation projects, the homes represent the timeless principles, skills and knowledge that an AIA architect can bring to the project.”

Featured projects include a new build at 3813 W. 5th St. by Norman D. Ward, a glass and stucco box at 2321 Ryan Ave. by Philip Newburn Architecture a historic renovation and update at 2924 Alton Road by Tom Holifield, A beautiful midcentury modern at 4032 Eldridge by Konstrukcio Studio, a modern take on Arts & Crafts lines at 3928 Bishop Flowers by Cornerstone Design Build, and a Hill Country Contemporary at 575 Quail Ridge by Richard Wintersole.

2321 Ryan Ave.
2321 Ryan Ave.

You can buy tickets for $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour, or you can opt for a single-home pass for $10.

Want to try your luck? Comment below and tell us which home you want to see on the AIA Fort Worth 2015 Homes Tour. Don’t forget to use a valid email address when you’re commenting so we can contact you if you win! We’ll draw the winner on Monday morning!

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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