In the pantheon of popular property jaunts, the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes always ranks near the top. Now in its 10th year, the home tour will showcase the best of the best in Dallas modern architecture, showing off Dallas’ most iconic homes and most recognizable architects.
“After thoughtful review and deliberation, ten homes were selected for their architectural excellence and innovative concepts,” said Tour of Homes committee co-chair and Domiteaux + Baggett Partner Laura Baggett, AIA. “This 10th anniversary gives us the opportunity to remember the first homes on the tour and reaffirm the tour’s mission of underscoring the important role that the architect plays in residential design.”
Homes selected for this year’s tour — held Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — include designs from 5G Studio Collaborative, A Gruppo Architects, Bentley Tibbs Architect, Booziotis & Company, Buchanan Architecture, Domiteaux + Baggett Architects, Marek Architecture, Mitchell Garman Architects, OFFICIAL, and Welch Architecture, Inc.
As the only home tour curated exclusively by local AIA architects, it has grown in sales from 1,400 tickets to 2,700 tickets since it launched in 2007. This year’s featured homes are in neighborhoods across Dallas, including Bluffview, Urban Reserve, Preston Hollow, and North Dallas.
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The 10th annual AIA Tour of Homes will kick off on October 26 with the annual premiere party, which showcases a home that is exclusively available during the party, and is not on the tour. This year’s featured home is the famed “Dump Top” that boasts of a contemporary aerie with spectacular views overlooking the Trinity River corridor and downtown Dallas. It is also the final home designed by local architecture legend Bill Booziotis, FAIA. Space is limited and advance registration is required to attend the premiere party. Tickets are $100 for the public and $75 for AIA members, and each include one tour pass. Premiere Party tickets are available at www.hometourdallas.com.
Tickets for the full tour are $25 in advance and may be purchased in person at the AIA Dallas and Dallas Center for Architecture office (1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201) or online at www.hometourdallas.com. Tickets may also be purchased for $30 during the weekend of the tour at the homes themselves. Tickets to visit individual homes are $10 on the day of the tour. Starting October 24, 2016, addresses for the homes will be available on www.hometourdallas.com and the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes app downloadable from iTunes.