Tony Nuncio Doubles Down on Oak Cliff’s Future and Heritage

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While the home that Dallas City Center Realtor Tony Nuncio is sponsoring for the Heritage Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour is far from old, he won’t hold that against it. An Old Oak Cliff Conservation League (now Heritage Oak Cliff) member since 2007, a founding member of the Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association, and now a proud resident of the Kings Highway Conservation District, Nuncio has long been dedicated to the area. 

Tony Nuncio

In fact, he and his partner of 21 years, Terrance Nichols, opened their remodeled 1920s bungalow for the 2015 home tour — a sacrifice on the altar of neighborhood fundraising that all home tour participants know too well. Though we are in love with his adorable house, this year, Nuncio is proud to sponsor the gorgeous, modern take on the glass house at 804 Kessler Woods Trail. Trust — there will be no stone throwing coming from us, as we’re completely in awe with not only the house itself, but with the views. 

Though we’re sad we won’t get to ogle Nuncio and Nichols’ adorable abode, we’re thrilled to attend this year’s Heritage Oak Cliff home tour on Oct. 21 and 22. (Photo: Shoot2Sell)
Tony Nuncio and his partner, Terrance Nichols, opened their adorable Kings Highway home to the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s annual home tour fundraiser in 2015. They took the 1920s bungalow to the studs and brought it into the 21st century. (Photo: Shoot2Sell)

“It’s a little over 3,000 square feet and designed to take full advantage of the beautiful views from the nearby Twelve Hills Nature Center,” Nuncio said of the Mark Domiteaux design. “Bringing the outdoors inside is the goal, and there is excellent native landscaping. A pool was added in 2016 by the current owner, with a deck and beautiful outdoor space.”

Of course, sponsoring a home tour stop is no easy task, but Nuncio — ever the achiever — went that important step further. “I’m on the selection committee — we preview the houses in March and April,” progressively paring the list down. This year, the committee had to make many tough choices to bring you a robust, diverse group of homes that each showcase a different architectural perspective of Oak Cliff. 

The stunning modern home at 804 Kessler Woods Trail has gorgeous views of the adjacent Twelve Hills Nature Center.

Tour goers will appreciate the committee’s good taste as they meander through the eight impressive homes, which include an absolutely perfect Hutsell-designed manse in Kessler Park — a stark contrast to the angular modernism of Domiteaux+Baggett’s aesthetic. And though we absolutely admire the architecture of these homes, don’t miss the interior details.

“The interior is phenomenal and the art collection is very eclectic and cool,” Nuncio said of the Kessler Woods home. “Another unique feature is the small footbridge to the front  door. From there, you enter a cool sunken living room with accordion-style glass doors.”

The tour runs this weekend, Oct. 21 and 22, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets, which are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors, are available online

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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. Tony Nuncio says

    The Annual Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour is ALWAYS a fantastic event and this year is no exception. We have 8 beautiful homes on the tour, all with their own unique style and character. Thanks to CandysDirt for the shout outs!!

  2. Phil Leven says

    Tony has been a featured homeowner, a hard-working committee member and a generous sponsor for several years. We so appreciate all his contributions to the Tour!

    • mmJoanna England says

      So much to appreciate! And thanks to Heritage Oak Cliff for giving back to the neighborhood’s historic neighborhoods every year!

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