8230 San Beninto Way is just one stop on the 2017 Modern Home Tour Dallas.

8230 San Beninto Way is just one stop on the 2017 Modern Home Tour Dallas.

Hop on over to the comments section to win a pair of tickets to this Saturday’s Modern Home Tour Dallas. The first three individuals to leave a comment will have a pair of tickets waiting at Will Call at the tour’s first stop – 4401 Deere Avenue, #1.

The tour is produced by Realtor Janelle Alcantara of David Griffin & Company Realtors and produced by Jeff Levine, publisher of moderndallas.net. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Dallas Architecture Forum.

Tour Details

May 13, 2017

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For those who don’t win, 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.


Enjoy deep porches and beautiful homes

Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend at 1921 5th Avenue in Fairmount (photos: Stacy Luecker)

Mother’s Day gift ideas: flowers, candy, hugs, a card … all sound pretty standard and boring gifts.

This Mother’s Day weekend, spice it up a bit and take her to the 35th annual Fairmount Tour of Historic Homes in Fort Worth, Texas.


8230 San Beninto Way is just one stop on the 2017 Modern Home Tour Dallas.

8230 San Beninto Way is just one stop on the 2017 Modern Home Tour Dallas.

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.


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Hollywood Home Tour 2017 photos courtesy of Kim Leeson

Home Tour season is upon us. From my vantage point, nobody does it better than Hollywood, and I don’t mean Los Angeles.

I’m a bit biased as I’ve lived in Hollywood Heights since the beginning of the tour’s 26-year history. Having been involved, I can attest to the fact that organizing a home tour is a daunting operation. It takes patience, persistence, and problem solving and you have to love your neighborhood. Fortunately, you can’t find a tighter-knit group of neighbors than those in Hollywood Heights.

This year, five unique historic homes are on tour — from a two-story Tudor, complete with original blueprints to the remarkable renovation we’re sharing today at 1014 Clermont.



9536 Tarleton is one of the homes featured in the 12th annual White Rock Home Tour. (Photo: Shoot2Sell)

It’s one of our favorite annual events, and this year’s White Rock Home Tour is absolutely brimming with stellar examples of modern architecture in East Dallas. With incredible examples of contemporary, modern, and midcentury modern architecture, this home tour will surely find a place in your heart and on your Pinterest boards.

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for the April 22-23 event, CandysDirt.com is giving away two pairs of passes to this sought-after event. Jump to find out how you can win!



It’s time for another ticket give-away! This time, we’ve got two pair of tickets to this weekend’s Northaven Home Tour. The first two correct answers (in the comments below) to either question win! Hint: look for answers on the tour’s Facebook page.

Question One:

What is the exact street address for Arthur Kramer Elementary? It also happens to be the location for the tour’s check-in at 9:30 a.m.

Question Two:

How many Texas Education Agency distinctions did Kramer Elementary earn in 2016?


313 Collett

Built as a Piggly Wiggly in 1916, 313 N. Collett was converted into two single-family homes in 2004 to great results. Though it still looks like an old general store from the front, this property is a great example of adaptive reuse of historic properties. I’ve always been curious about this property in Munger Place, and I’m thrilled that I’ll be able to get an up-close look at the Munger Place Wine Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.



Tolkein house

Cozy cottage. Estate-size lot. Garden setting. Heavily-treed. Water features. No, it’s not for sale, but you can tour it and support a great cause, too.

Equest, the wonderful organization that brings hope and healing to children and adults with special needs through horse-assisted activities and therapies, is hosting a cottage and garden tour open to the public April 6 – 8 at The Shire of Preston Hollow, an enchanting Tolkien-inspired venue you’ll have to see to believe. The event will include live music, drinks, bites, and fashions and accessories available for purchase. It’s a spring event you won’t want to miss.