Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour Features Talked-About Spanish-Style Mansion in Oak Cliff

Binsford House

The Binsford House, located at 1704 W. Colorado, will be on this year’s Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour. It was recently purchased by North Oak Cliff developer Jim Lake. (Photo: Reagan V. Jobe Photography)

I have long been a fan of the Preservation Dallas home tours, as they tend to feature truly stunning restorations in Dallas. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to go, this is the year.

The Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour will include the Binsford Home. It’s the Spanish-style mansion that was going to be auctioned, but then it wasn’t, and then was eventually purchased by North Oak Cliff developer Jim Lake located at 1704 W. Colorado. You’ll also recall that there was some friction between neighbors in Kessler Park over this home hosting weddings and snarling traffic.

If you’ve always wanted to see inside that home, as well as two Turtle Creek Boulevard estates, an intact midcentury modern, a stunning Frank Welch overlooking White Rock Lake, as well as a home on Lakewood Boulevard, you can buy tickets to the Oct. 31 home tour right now.

Owsley House by John Scudder Adkins, 1929 (Photo: Steve Clicque)

Owsley House by John Scudder Adkins, 1929 (Photo: Steve Clicque)

Kerr House by Ashley Koenig, 1958

Kerr House by Ashley Koenig, 1958

Ryan House by Bertram C. Hill, 1925 (Photo: Jenifer McNeil Baker)

Ryan House by Bertram C. Hill, 1925 (Photo: Jenifer McNeil Baker)

Patron level tickets are priced at $100 per person and include an additional tour house as well as David Griffin’s beautiful modern home in Kessler Woods. General tour tickets are $50 apiece for the public and $40 apiece for Preservation Dallas members.

811 Kessler Woods

Patron-level ticketholders can tour David Griffin’s modern masterpiece inside Kessler Woods.

Like any Preservation Dallas event, expect to get educated. The Saturday home tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and a 9 a.m. panel discussion at Third Church of Christ, Scientist located at 4419 Oak Lawn Ave. Expect to hear all about architectural significance and its importance in Dallas history during a panel a panel discussion featuring Gail Thomas, Nancy Cain Marcus, Shannon Roberts, Preservation Dallas board president Buddy Apple and moderated by KERA’s Jeff Whittington.

 

Sounds like an amazing time to me!