AIA Dallas Tour of Homes Features Heavy Hitters in Modern Architecture

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Guernsey Lane by Welch Architecture

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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House on Taos by
House on Taos by Mitchell Garman Architects
Malone Cliff Residence - Dallas Texas
Malone Cliff Residence by Booziotis
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Winnwood Road by 5G Studio
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Jete by Marek Architecture
Urban Reserve by A Gruppo Architects
Urban Reserve by A Gruppo Architects
Mockingbird residence by
Vanderbilt residence by Buchanan Architects
Tulip Residence by
Tulip Residence by Domiteaux + Baggett Architects
East Ricks Circle by
East Ricks Circle by Bentley Tibbs Architect

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.

 

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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 CandysDirt.com. 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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  1. Dana Murdock Banks says

    I have attended the annual AIA Dallas Home Tour for the last 4-5 years, since returning to the Dallas area from working abroad. Every year offers exceptional modern residential design and production. Almost every house introduces me to new possibilities I can use in my own home. From the photos, I choose the Vanderbilt house as the home I could probably gain the most from visiting. However I would LOVE to visit the Malone after having watched its construction but unfortunately cannot attend the party.

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