Put down the grocery store bouquet. If Mom has an eye for great design, the 2017 Modern Home Tour Dallas may be just the Mother’s Day gift you didn’t know you were looking for. The tour kicks off next Saturday and is sure to please. We’ll be giving away three pair of tickets next week, so stay tuned!
The tour itself differs from many spring home tours in that it does not focus on a particular neighborhood, rather, it focuses on homes in the modern style spread out among various Dallas neighborhoods. From Urban Reserve to Forest Hills, each home on the tour represents a different price point and a unique take on modern living at its finest.
Tour producer Jeff Levine sees the Modern Home Tour as a unique educational opportunity. Levine publishes moderndallas.net, an internet magazine focused on modern living. “This is an opportunity for people to educate themselves on the unique design and products used in modern home design,” he said.
Realtor Janelle Alcantara is a tour sponsor and modern aficionado. “The Modern Home Tour is way for people to experience innovations in architecture and interior design. Over the last decade, modernism has become increasingly more popular,” she said. “As the demand for these smart, sleek, and energy-efficient homes increases, more architects and builders strive to deliver the next best thing in modern.”
Alcantara, who has built her career on a passion for modern architecture, hopes the tour will be just the thing to help others catch the modern bug.
“This tour offers the opportunity for people to see these exciting new houses and discover how this cutting edge design may enhance their lives. While these houses are not on the market for sale, the tour offers a chance to meet the builders and Realtors that specialize in modern so that an individual will have the resources to acquire modern architecture.”
A portion of the proceeds from the Modern Home Tour go to the Dallas Architecture Forum, an organization that Levine says shares a mission similar to his own. “We love what they do – educating not only architects and designers but also the general public on what it takes to build great buildings.”
May 13, 2017
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets cost $20 in advance online or $25 at the event (children under 12 are free). The self-guided tour is open to the public, but please note that photography is restricted to members of the press.